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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2020.

Practice Education Lead

Job Reference: 278-PEL-1119-KJ

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Practice Education Lead
Clinical Education, Banstead
£ 37,570 to £ 43,772 per

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has a vision to ‘support our staff to provide a caring, high quality and efficient urgent and emergency care service to our communities’. We are rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission, ‘Outstanding’ for Caring and ‘Outstanding’ for our Urgent and Emergency Care. Our aim is to continually improve and to reach outstanding across all areas of the Trust.

Our 4,000+ workforce provide services to 4.9m people across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire. We handle over 1 million calls to 999 and 1 million calls to NHS 111 every year. More information regarding our services and locations can be found on our website

Job title: Practice Education Lead

Base: Banstead and Trustwide

Type of contract: 6 month secondment or fixed term contract

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week or part-time considered

Salary: Band 7 - £ 37,570 to £ 43,772 per annum (subject to hours worked)


About the role:

An exciting opportunity is available for a Practice Education Lead (PEL) in the Clinical Education Department. This post would suit highly motivated and adaptable individuals who are passionate about the clinical education of others. This vacancy is for a secondment vacancy at Banstead to cover the Surrey placement area, Successful applicants will also be considered for talent pool for future Trustwide PEL vacancies.

The role of PEL has the ability to shape future education delivery for the Trust. This is an important role in the development and delivery of the clinical education strategy. The post holder is required to be the key operational level management link between the Trust, learners and a Higher Education Institution (HEI). As such, they are involved, as Trust and profession representatives, in curriculum design; selection of students to programme; programme management meetings; programme teaching; placement allocation and management (including quality assurance and improvement); Trust investigations; and university fitness to practice panels. Clinical practice time in the operational environment is expected as part of the ongoing PEL role.

The PEL is responsible for ensuring there are enough appropriately educated Practice Educators (PEds) for the student numbers in their area; influencing the design of, and teaching on, Practice Educator courses; supporting PEds with student review meetings and developmental action plans; and auditing and feeding back on PEd performance. The PEL provides development and support to students in the SECAmb practice learning environment. This includes design and facilitation of student induction courses; supporting students during their placements with the Trust and responding to student concerns. The post holder will perform a lead role in the clinical and professional development of staff and students whilst promoting best clinical practice across the range of ambulance duties.

The successful applicant will be expected to use highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to develop, support and motivate individuals and groups within the learning environment. An ability to develop and maintain excellent inter-professional partnership working with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally will be required in this role. There is a requirement for applicants to be educated to graduate level or possess a similar standard of knowledge, skills and experience. Demonstrable evidence of ability to study at Masters level (academic level 7) is necessary. The applicant also needs to be an experienced HCPC registered paramedic (not a newly qualified paramedic) and to be able to fulfill the requirements of the operational paramedic job description. Applicants must also hold a SECAmb approved mentorship qualification (or equivalent) along with evidence of recent mentoring. Previous experience of working in a learning environment is desirable.


Please note:

We also provide application forms in large print or other formats. Please contact to request.


For an informal discussion, please contact:

Name: Neil Monery (Senior Education Manager)

Email address:

Mobile number: 07833 046601


Closing date:22nd January 2020

Assessment date:3rdFebruary2020

Assessment Location: Banstead

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details of job responsibilities and requirements please refer to the job description or contact Neil Monery on 07833 046601 or

We actively support equality of opportunity for all staff and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief. We are making progress towards our aim of reflecting the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantee an interview to candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and disabled applicants and from other under-represented groups.

Most of our roles will include some travel between sites. If the vacancy you’re applying for includes work related travel, you will be required to ensure that you hold and have covered the cost of suitable car insurance to support this.

If you have previously applied for this role and were deemed not appointable at any stage of the recruitment process, you cannot normally apply for the same or similar role for a minimum of six months from the date of application. This is to allow time for you to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format including large print or braille, please contact stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion. Please be aware we may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

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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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