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Lead Paramedic Learning & Development - Ring-fenced to Dorset

Job Reference: 202-A-22-17833

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 - £39,027 Pa

Ring-fenced to Dorset Paramedics

Exciting positions for Lead Paramedics for Learning and Development (LP L&D) have arisen. There are 2 vacancies in the West Sector (ring fenced to Dorchester, Bridport, Shaftesbury and Sherborne stations), and 1 vacancy in the East Sector (ring fenced to Bournemouth, Christchurch and St Leonards stations). Successful applicants would either need to currently work at, or be prepared to work at one of the listed ring fenced stations.

LP L&D’s provide a stable, supportive environment for staff to develop. As a LP L&D, your role is the key to unlocking potential. You are expected to be excellent role models and to act as an ambassador of the paramedic profession, helping to inspire and develop staff.

The role is considered a career pathway to the Learning & Development department and as such, a LP L&D should have a passion for education and also have a desire to become part of the Learning & Development team.

Role Summary

The LP L&D’s will support staff undergoing restrictions of practice by working frequent operational shifts as part of a crew in order to monitor their progress on their individual development plan.

They will co-ordinate, and assist with, the Learning & Development department, identifying training needs, developing staff and implement action plans set by Learning and Development Officers (LDOs).

LP L&D’s will also support new joiners and work with them on their early operational shifts following the Trusts formal induction and preceptorship packages to ensure that new staff are supported appropriately.

LP L&D’s will monitor and review Newly Qualified Paramedics (NQP’s), including reviewing the NQP portfolio during the first 6 months of the consolidation of learning period as set out by the trusts NQP process.

Produce written reports on a range of issues including student progress and compliance.

Maintain confidentiality in line with service policy and ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.

Any other reasonable operational assessment and/or support of operational staff as required by Learning and Development Officers or Clinical Training Managers.

This role meets the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council as regards to learners. Deployment will vary by locality in order to fit with local rostering needs.

If you have any queries please contact Iain Odhams (LDO)

Internal applicants must receive approval from their line manager and Head before applying for the position as per the secondment policy.


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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