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Critical Care Practice Development Manager

Job Reference: 278-CCPDM-0220-VC

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
£44,606 - £50,819

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’.

Our 3,500 staff provide services to 4.7m 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.

Critical Care Practice Development Manager:

Type of contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Salary:Band 8a (Indicative) - £44,606 - 50,819 per annum. Currently there are no unsocial hours or on call requirement but these may be considered as the post evolves.

Base: The base for this post is yet to be established, however it will be either Trust Headquarters or another central location. This is a regional post and travel across the region would be expected.

We are delighted to announce this exciting opportunity for an experienced manager to join the Critical Care Leadership Team as the Practice Development Manager for Critical Care Services.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s critical care programme has been active for over 10 years, and is continuously redefining and reshaping its role in order to match the needs of the Trust, its local population and most importantly, its patients. The programme operates ten 24/7 Critical Care Paramedic teams across the breadth of the Trust, providing a range of treatment and therapies to the most seriously ill patients the trust attend.

The latest major development of the CCP programme is a move to the Medical Directorate. With this comes the development of a new leadership structure of which this post will play a pivotal role.

A team of two Practice Development Managers will hold day to day responsibility for the clinical practice and quality assurance of Critical Care Services across the Trust. These post will develop and support all aspects of clinical governance for Critical Care Services. The post holders will contribute to the development of future strategy and clinical practice of Critical Care Services. Working with the Critical Care Services Leadership Team the Practice Development Managers will also support a duty manager function.

Prospective applicants should be experienced Critical Care Paramedics and have experience of clinical leadership and practice development, with an in depth knowledge of pre-hospital critical care practice and have a demonstrable and genuine interest in developing this area. Applicants should have a keen grasp for clinical governance processes and delivering training and education. Applicants should be strong communicators, with excellent organisational skills. Applicants should be prepared to take responsibility for this area of service delivery as a manager and provide assurance when required. Applicants should have a positive work ethic and a flexible approach.

Following shortlisting: successful candidates will be invited to attend a selection centre consisting of a formal interview.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact: Dan Cody (Consultant Paramedic) on 07423 077503 (

Closing Date: 23rd February 2020

Interview location: South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Nexus House, 4 Gatwick Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9BG

Interview Date: 27th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dan Cody (Consultant Paramedic) on 07423 077503 (

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants and those from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

If you have previously applied for this role and was 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 the candidate to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format off line, please contact stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last 3 years history.

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 note that we contact all applicants via NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applicants are received.

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