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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2022.

Vehicle Production Manager

Job Reference: 202-A-22-17701

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

There has never been a better time to join the Trust’s Fleet and Equipment team as a Vehicle Production Manager. This new County based role will manage and coordinate day to day operations within our Fleet and Equipment team across the areas of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire with the aim of maximising the availability of ambulances and equipment for the delivery of patient care.

You will join our team during a period of transformation as we prepare to implement our new Ambulance Vehicle Preparation Service. Our current Make Ready teams perform a deep clean of an ambulance every 6 weeks. In contrast, AVP involves cleaning, restocking and refueling ambulances every day. We are implementing AVP because we need to adapt and change to respond to growing pressure from increasing patient demand levels and the expectation is that changing our ways of working will increase the availability of resources for our patients.

We are looking for a committed, passionate person to create and develop an engaged and highly motivated team by providing positive, inspirational and highly visible leadership, acting as an ambassador for the new Ambulance Vehicle Preparation (AVP) service.

Working for us provides a number of benefits including a competitive salary, access to the NHS pension scheme, a minimum of 27 days holiday per year (plus 8 bank holidays) rising to 33 days after a qualifying period, options to work flexibly within a rota pattern, as well as generous benefits such as sickness pay, maternity and paternity leave.

Please be aware that the current pay scale for this position is under review and might be subject to change.

At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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