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Acting Operations Officer - OPEN TO EXISTING LPs ONLY

Job Reference: 202-A-19-10996

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Exeter Ambulance Station
£37,570 per annum

A key leadership opportunity has arisen withinExeter for the role of Operations Officer on a fixed term 6 month secondment - this opportunity is open internally to those in the Talent Pool and Lead Paramedics only.

The Operations Officer role is a highly visible and accountable position within the Trust. The role is instrumental in helping to support the senior managers ensure the smooth day to day running of the Operations Directorate.

The Operations Officer role will provide clinical and managerial leadership and line management to an operational staff group ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in line with the strategic objectives of the Trust. The role has important operational commander responsibilities including on scene incident management and post incident hot debrief.

The Operations Officer has a key role in making sure that the County delivers performance in line with expectations. As part of this the Operations Officer role ensures that staff abstractions are reduced to an absolute minimum, that operational resourcing in line with the plan is prioritised and that central reporting systems are accurate.

As an operational Paramedic, the Operations Officer is responsible for the care, treatment and movement of patients in accordance with the Paramedic job description.

Should you be successful at shortlisting you will be invited to a full assessment day which will incorporate three assessment elements and be asked to complete an online assessment prior to attending the interview date.

Please note that applicants much have an in date Operational Commander Qualification & 4x4.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was the first Ambulance Trust in the country registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) demonstrating the highest levels of service quality, performance and financial management. SWAST delivers high performing emergency and urgent care to the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset along with NHS 111 service in Dorset.

SWASFT offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to patients, ensuring long-term sustainability and financial strength for the future.

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

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I am sure that you will appreciate the financial pressures on NHS organisations and our desire to prioritise resources into patient care. Whilst we would wish to respond to all correspondence, we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working towards equal opportunities. Due to under representation within the Trust we would particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups, women and those with a disability.

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