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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2020.

Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) Manager - Exeter

Job Reference: 202-A-20-12118

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
East Devon Operations Centre, Exeter
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Are you a dynamic leader looking for a new challenge? 

As the most Clinically advanced Trust in the UK, we are passionate about providing excellent patient care and responding quickly and safely to patients’ emergency and urgent care needs?

Reporting to the Deputy Head of EPRR and Specialist Practice, the HART Manager is a senior, high profile local leader for the Trust. The HART Manager is the senior role model for the HART Unit. The HART Manager will provide strong leadership in an open, supportive culture, will shape and set priorities and objectives and be accountable for all aspects of HART business across the Exeter based HART Unit. The HART Manager has line management responsibility for six HART Team Leaders, HART Training Manager and HART Support Officer but is responsible for the health and wellbeing of all our people working within the HART Unit.

The HART Manager will provide the Head of Operations - EPRR and Specialist Practice and Deputy Head of Specialist Practice with support, acting with integrity and professionalism at all times. The HART Manager is a full member of the EPRR and Specialist Practice Department senior management team and as such will be expected to participate fully and constructively in all aspects of Departmental business.

The HART Manager is responsible and accountable for ensuring, that the HART National Interoperable Capability Standards are delivered and compliance maintained, the role is also responsible for quality assurance and improvement across the Department. Ensuring integration of all HART activity into the core function of the Trust whilst providing visible, empowering leadership and direction to operational HART staff and his/her supporting management team. In close collaboration with the Bristol HART Manager ensure that the practices of both HART Units are aligned both in the operational and domestic settings. Build and maintain effective partnerships within the wider health community, the other emergency services and local, regional and national partners.

This role is required to participate in an on-call rota providing tactical advice.

Take a leadership role with us and you will find an ambulance service that understands; the better we look after each other, the better equipped we are to look after our patients. We listen and work with our people to ensure a progressive, service which takes account of feedback, organisational learning, providing staff with the equipment and support necessary to help them fulfil their demanding roles.

You will be educated to graduated level, or be able to demonstrate significant leadership experience at a senior level.  You will have ambulance EPRR, HART or operational experience and excellent communication skills to build relationships with others. 

We particularly welcome applications from female and ethnic minority groups.

Interviews and assessment centre will take place on Wednesday 9th December and Thursday 10th December 2020. 

At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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