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Assistant Community Engagement and Training Officer

Job Reference: 195-19-085-BRH

South Central Ambulance Service
195 11 N CFR OxBuck
Thames Valley
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

The Community Engagement & Training Team are responsible for looking after our volunteer Community First Responders (CFRS), Fire, and Armed Forces Co-Responders as well as our public access defibrillator (PAD) sites across the footprint of SCAS.
The team also provides training and governance to external stakeholders and works with local communities and schools.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an Assistant Community Engagement & Training Officer (Co-Responders) to assist with the training and day to day management of our Co-Responder schemes.  This is a full time contract (37.5hrs a week).

We are looking for an individual who is a self-motivated, talented educator and assessor who is able to work across the SCAS footprint as required and will primarily manage their workload with input from other members of the team to ensure they achieve maximum productivity whilst going about their duties.

There will be an expectation of flexibility in relation to workload as the nature of our department and the work of our teams means that occasionally plans will have to be changed with little or no notice to accommodate an evolving need.

This position will be primarily based at our Thame offices (Oxfordshire) and will involve working predominantly in the Thames Valley area.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Amanda Cundy, Community Engagement & Training Officer (Co-Responders)

Please ensure you have read the person specification carefully before applying as those without the essential criteria will not be shortlisted.

We actively support applications from members of the BME community.

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The benefits bits…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (based on full time hours) plus bank holidays.

All employees are automatically enrolled in NEST or the NHS Pension scheme.

We operate a comprehensive set of policies.

We also 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 and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy (formerly known as Whistleblowing). We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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