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Team Leader - Planning Department

Job Reference: 195-19-745-TAM

South Central Ambulance Service
195 11 N Scheduling Centre OxBucks
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Team Leader – Planning Department – Bicester

  • Are you looking for a career pathway into a Management Role

  • Are you looking for an interesting, fulfilling and challenging opportunity working with an enthusiastic team, then we would be very interested to hear from you.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity within the Planning, Performance and Forecasting Team, for a Planning Assistant Team Leader.

The role:

  • This is a key role to supporting accurate planning and meeting all challenges of delivering emergency and other healthcare services for the Trust; They will be responsible for efficient resource planning to ensure the service has the right staff, both internal and external, with the right skills in the right place to meet patient demand and deliver Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) at all times. They will also be required to respond to staff requests using a variety of media, deal with complex issues, liaise with third party suppliers and ensure workforce planning meets the Trust’s targets for service delivery.

  • The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, and able to supervise the day to day running of the Planning Department, ensuring the most cost effective and efficient use of supply to meet demand, and deputise for the Private Provider Planning Manager when required Supervise the Planning team and use and maintain the workforce management system to enable the Department to meet its goals and objectives.

  • Data entry, analysis and information extraction. Provision of expert guidance, assistance and support to managers and staff in all matters relating to workforce planning.

  • Review demand on an hourly basis on the bespoke forecasting tool to ensure level of optimum resources are maintain.

  • Applicants will require experience of managing their own workloads, responding to tight deadlines, the ability to work under pressure and keeping organised when multiple activities are required.

For an informal discussion please email: Private Provider and Planning Manager. Please apply for the position via NHS jobs

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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.

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