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Education Manager - Driving

Job Reference: 195-22-005-LJB

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

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) covers the counties of Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, an area of c. 4,600 sq miles with a resident population of approximately four million.

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).

The position will be located at our Northern Education Centre in Bicester, Oxfordshire 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.

When reading the Personal Specification, please do not be put off if you do not have the exact qualifications. If you have similar or equivalent qualification or even demonstrate the skills require, please do not hesitate to apply for the role.

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

For an informal discussion about the role please contact: Nick Lambert, Senior Education Manager – Driving & Commercial 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.

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.

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. 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 well as standard NHS benefits like generous holiday entitlement and an excellent pension scheme, we offer lots of extras for our staff. You can find out more information here –

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