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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Education Manager - Driving

Job Reference: 195-21-170-LJB

South Central Ambulance Service
195 17 C Driving and Non-clinical Education
Bicester, Oxfordshire
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Driving Education delivery is key to the success of our workforce plans for the coming years. As well as delivering driver training to new recruits for PTS and Frontline services, we also deliver accredited 4x4 training, Emergency Response Solo Vehicle training and support existing drivers within the organisation.

To help cover an increasing need for the provision of driver training the Trust has a vacancy for an Education Manager-Driving (Full Time Permanent Contract).

We are particularly keen to hear from those from a Police Instructor background.

The position is located in our brand new education centre in Whitely and the successful applicant will work as part of the Human Resources Directorate within the Education Centres, liaising closely with the Head of Education, Senior Education Manager-Driving, other Education Managers-Driving, the Driving Standards Manager and Operational Managers throughout the Trust.

The Trust has Education Centres in Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire and the post will require some Saturday working.

The post holder will provide leadership to students and staff and will support the management team and other Driving Educators and will be responsible for the provision of driver training on all vehicles within the Trust.

Other duties include responsibility for the promotion, enhancement and evaluation of long-term education and development needs in relation to driving, with particular reference to Road Traffic Law, the Road Safety Act 2006, Accident Prevention, Audit and the Corporate Governance agenda.

This is a key role and offers an exciting opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and dedication to the raising of standards.

The successful applicant will hold a valued place in the Human Resources Directorate during a tremendously challenging and exciting time for the Trust.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential as the successful candidate will be required to liaise with a number of contacts both internally and externally.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and assessment process.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact

Nick Lambert, Head of Education on 07500 127045.

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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