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HART Team Educator

Job Reference: 195-20-237-ARH

South Central Ambulance Service
Winchester and Eastleigh
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

The Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) is a capability within the ambulance service required to provide paramedic level care to patients caught within hazardous situations and subsequently increasing their chances of survival. These situations may be large scale major incidents or they may include more routine incidents involving working at height, difficult access or in water. In addition to the extensive additional training in specialist capabilities and working within safe systems of work, HART Paramedics become proficient in the use of a wide range of specialist protective clothing and incident management equipment.

We are looking for a successful candidate for the position of ‘HART Team Educator’ to join SCAS HART and to develop and co-ordinate training and education aspects for the HART Teams.

As a HART Paramedic you will respond to complex and possibly protracted incidents. You will deliver paramedic interventions through key HART capability areas.

You will be required to facilitate the ongoing education of HART staff working with both internal and external partner agencies.

The HART Team is based in Eastleigh, near Southampton, Hampshire and all new candidates will go through formal training. We would like the successful candidate to commence as the HART Educator as soon as possible.

Detailed information regarding the criteria required for a HART Educator is available within the Job Description and Person Specification, however, some of the essential criteria are:

  • HCPC Registered Paramedic, with extensive operational experience
  • HART Modules 1-4 qualified (Previously EDBA, IRU and USAR)
  • Emergency Driving Qualification
  • Experience of supporting staff in achieving effective and safe clinical practice (e.g. as Field Based Assessor, Clinical Supervisor or practice mentor)
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with people at all levels
  • Evidence of a proactive approach to own CPD and development of professional practice
  • You will be able to demonstrate competence in team working, self-discipline, communication skills, adaptability, planning skills and decision making.
  • You must have a good level of fitness be comfortable working at height and in confined/restricted spaces and be capable of swimming 100 meters as a minimum.
  • It is essential you weigh less than 115kg for operational reasons.

Applicants should be aware that HART is both a national and local ambulance capability. In the event of large scale incidents or exercises, staff may occasionally be required to work nationally anywhere in the UK.

The shortlisted candidates in addition to getting the usual interview will have the following assessments:

  • HART Knowledge written paper
  • Incident Command written paper – source for this is the NARU Command & Control Guidance & JESIP
  • 10-minute presentation on constructing a HART Training Week (specifics and preparation to be completed on the day of interview)

Interviews and assessments are scheduled to take place on 17th and 18th December.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Selley, SCAS HART Training Manager: 07920 297181, or

Please note that if you are an internal candidate already employed by SCAS and drive for the service we will be checking your internal licence in line with SCAS driving standards and the Trusts CPP V19 driving policy. We will accept up to and including 4 internal penalty points, if you have more than these specified points your application may be withdrawn. All checks will be completed after shortlisting but prior to an assessment or interview invite.

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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