Education Manager - Educational Development & Quality Assurance

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South Central Ambulanc
Bicester (Oxforshire), Newbury (Berkshire) or Whitely (Hampshire)
Competitive salary
03 Apr 2021
13 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
To help support and facilitate robust, relevant and up to date delivery of education the Trust has a two vacancy forQuality Assurance Managers (Full Time, Permanent Contract). The positions will be based at one of the Trust's three education centres, however alternative base locations could be considered. The successful applicants will work as part of the Trust's Education Department, liaising closely with Heads of Education, Senior Education managers, Operational Managers as well as other key stakeholders both internally. The post holders must be able and willing to travel to our Education Centres across the Trust. We have Education Centres in Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire

The primary purpose of the role is to ensure education delivery is maintained, developed and facilitated to a consistent, up to date and high quality standard commensurate with the requirements of relevant professional bodies, awarding organisations and stated best practice as well as to provide leadership and subject matter expertise and advice to the Trust and relevant stakeholders in this respect. The successful applicants will be responsible for the planning, organisation, monitoring and management of activities to ensure and improve the performance and quality of training provision including observation of classroom delivery and internal quality assurance of processes and educational resources. Other duties include undertaking the research and subsequent development of educational provision across all subject areas, and as directed by the Head of Educational Development & Quality Assurance, supporting investigations arising from litigation against the Trust; support the delivery of apprenticeship programmes in accordance with Ofsted and awarding organisations requirements and monitoring and ensuring compliance with statutory and mandatory training in line with the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).

The post holders will also be required to undertake the subject matter expert (SME) responsibility for a given statutory training subject (to be confirmed with the successful candidate) subsequently advising the Assistant Head of Education and the Head of Educational Development & Quality Assurance of the up to date legal and educational requirements and developments needed to ensure that the Trust maintains national compliance in that given subject.

This is a key role and offers an exciting opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and dedication to the raising of standards, and the successful applicants will hold a valued place in the Human Resources Directorate/Education Department during a tremendously challenging and exciting time for the Trust. Applicants must have relevant clinical qualifications appropriate to ambulance service clinical delivery and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of qualification specification requirements and internal and external quality assurance.

The successful candidates will have relevant and appropriate experience and be able to demonstrate evidence of current working practices within the education field. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential as the successful candidates will be required to liaise with a number of contacts both internally and externally.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact

Mike Dunford, Head of Educational Development & Quality Assurance on 07825680420.

Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and assessment process.

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Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

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The benefits bits:
  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We 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 or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. 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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