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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Recruitment Manager

Job Reference: 195-21-245-ALE

South Central Ambulance Service
195 12 C HR Workforce - Recruitment
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

South Central Ambulance Service is looking for an experienced Recruitment Manager to join our team of dedicated and professional recruiters.

We are looking for someone who has the passion and drive to recruit the right people to help SCAS deliver excellent patient care.  This position will be managing the Clinical Co-ordination Centre recruitment which encompasses our 999 and 111 call centres.  

The role is based in Bicester and currently has an element of homeworking.  Our call centres are based in Milton Keynes, Bicester and Otterbourne (Hants) and there is an element of travel between the sites when it is safe and appropriate to do so.  The team recruits a variety of roles, ranging from Clinical Nurses, Call Handlers, Educators, Auditors and some corporate functions too. Annually we recruit c. 350 WTE, this is a very fast paced working environment.

We are looking for someone who has the perfect combination of recruitment experience and direct line manager experience as you will be managing a team of c7 people.  You will be able to hit the ground running with performance management and providing support and leadership to the team.

You don’t need to have NHS experience, but it may be beneficial.

The recruitment for our call centres can be challenging, we are looking for someone who will thrive in this environment and can help to develop their team whilst delivering against the business needs.  To successfully deliver large volume recruitment you will need to be experienced in planning and prioritising workloads.  The ideal person will also be comfortable writing and understanding reports and statistics and being able to monitor delivery against plans. 

A CIPD qualification would be beneficial, but if you can demonstrate appropriate amounts of Recruitment/HR experience then it is not essential.  Basic knowledge of employment law in a recruitment or HR environment is essential.

Our core values are:

  • Team Work

  • Professionalism

  • Innovation

  • Caring

If you feel that you demonstrate these values on a daily basis and can provide innovative and creative recruitment solutions to stay ahead in a competitive employment market then we are keen to hear from you.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification carefully.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please email: or call me on 07825 734 618.

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.

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