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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/02/2020.

Driving Instructor

Job Reference: 278-DI-0120-VC

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Driver Training Department
kent Surrey Sussex, Kent Surrey Sussex
Band 6

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Trust to recruit qualified, competent and committed driving instructors to work within the Driver Training Department. Working from strategically located centres within SECamb they will assist in the training of the staff required to fulfill the needs of the Trust's Workforce Plan.

Working across the South East Coast counties of Kent, Surrey or Sussex.

Applications invited for full, part time and dual role (experienced paramedics with current HCPC registration to work in an Operating Unit).

The successful applicant’s primary responsiblity will be to deliver driver training and education on the 4-week FutureQuals driving course, in addition they will also conduct vocational driver training, education and assessment to other members of the Trust when required.

You will become part of a highly qualified and motivated team that continually look for strategies to improve the learner experience. You will also form part of the internal quality assurance process for our department to ensure our high standards are maintained.

We are therefore looking for someone who can take instruction and work through their workload efficiently, who is organised and has the ability to embrace the new initatives relating to driver education and training.

Up to £8000 relocation package would be considered for qualifying candidates (terms and conditions apply).


For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to discuss further, please telephone Kitson Wellard on 07500128807, or email or Mark Harrison email

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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