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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Education Facilitator (PTS Education)

Job Reference: 195-21-316-LJB

South Central Ambulance Service
195 17 C Technology Enhanced Learning
Newbury Education & Recruitment Centre, Berkshire
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is seeking two enthusiastic and highly motivated Education Facilitators to join the PTS Education Team at Newbury Education Centre.

The successful candidate will support the Education Team Manager & Senior Education Manager by delivering non-clinical and clinical education courses and programmes from the classroom to simulated enhanced learning technologies. The Trust has extensive education programmes ranging from PTS education, Clinical education, Clinical Simulation and core training programmes planned for existing and new staff. We are seeking 2 x Education facilitators to support and develop these programmes.

As an Education Facilitator, you will be part of a PTS Education team, having responsibility for an individual portfolio of responsibility either in clinical or non-clinical education and to provide subject matter expertise as allocated by the Education Team Manager. The Education Facilitator role provides guidance, mentorship and training to Trust wide Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services operational roles. The post offers an exciting opportunity and career development for someone with enthusiasm and dedication to maintaining the high standards, advancement and evolution of current and future education practices, and the successful applicant will hold a valued place in the Central Education Team, Newbury.

We are desirably wanting to hear from applicants with non-clinical (ACA / ECA) and clinical (HCPC paramedic or equivalent) backgrounds with demonstratable experience to support the wider team clinical and non-clinical delivery of education to a group and individuals. 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. Suitable candidates work well under pressure remaining calm, focused and approachable. Successful candidates may be expected to undertake further formal educational programmes to meet the teaching requirements of the role and a positive attitude to personal development is expected.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and undertake a moving and handling assessment. For an informal visit or discussion about the role, please contact Jacqui West, Education Team Manager on



The government has announced that from 1 April 2022, all frontline NHS staff, health and social care workers, and volunteers working in England who have face-to-face contact with service users, will need to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are medically exempt.

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.

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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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