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Associate Tutor

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Associate Tutor
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£36,070 - £42,712 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
16/05/2021 23:59

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.


We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.


In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe. As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.


By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Job overview

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a diverse team, supporting the clinical education programmes for Ambulance Operations in one of the busiest ambulance services in the world.

We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic and innovative non-registrant practising clinicians (Emergency Ambulance Crew or Emergency Medical Technician) to join our team to inspire new and existing staff, delivering a range of educational programmes.  You will undertake a development programme as a trainee tutor with a commitment to complete the qualifications detailed below and on completion will be eligible to apply for a position of qualified tutor.

  • Teaching qualification i.e. Certificate in Education/PGCE or equivalent
  • Level 3 Assessor qualification (Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent)

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide pastoral care for students, as well as visible clinical leadership.

Main duties of the job

Deliver both clinical/technical related education and training within their scope of knowledge. This will take place:

  • within education centres in a formal classroom setting and virtual classrooms
  • within an operational environment where there will be patient interaction
  • on operational vehicles as Emergency Ambulance Crew/Emergency Medical
  • Technicians interacting with patients.

Deliver these activities, as scheduled to meet the demands of the agreed training plan, including the monitoring and mentoring of all learner activities.

Actively involved in promoting best practise across the service whilst maintaining compliance with local and national policies and standards.

Delivering appropriate Emergency Operational services and managerial duties as required by the Clinical Education & Standards Department.      

Working for our organisation

The Clinical Education and Standards department is a diverse team, responsible for all clinical education programs in the London Ambulance Service. Our team is committed to educational excellence, and we strive for developing, delivering, recording and reporting the very best to ensure the clinical staff of the London Ambulance Service provide the highest patient care.

The Clinical Education and Standards department are moving to brand-new specialist education facilities, located at Dockside and Brentford

As part of our team, you will be encouraged to innovate and advance clinical education. You will be supported to maintain your own clinical and educational expertise, and you will have access to high quality professional development programmes.

Our new centres will provide access to state-of-art digital learning, and our portfolio of education programs will ensure a variety of work that both challenges and excites. We are seeking someone ready to lead change in clinical education.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Delivery of effective education and training in line with the departmental Training Plan.
  •  Supporting clinical staff in their professional development whilst promoting best practice across the service to maintain and improve high standards of patient care
  •  Maintain personal clinical/technical skills, including requirements for patient contact activity
  • Responsible for the preparation, planning and delivery of theory and practice based training sessions in accordance with the objectives prescribed within the agreed course programmes.
  •  Contribute to stimulating and improving motivation within a team.
  •  Maintain quality assurance within the department by analysing the outcomes from education and training activities delivered locally and proposing amendments at the standardisation meetings.
  •  Maintain responsibility for a personal development plan, attending training courses, seminars, meetings or other events as agreed with line Manager. 

Applicants are advised to read all the information enclosed in the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

‘Priority consideration for this post will be given to ‘at risk’ candidates’

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.


If you would like to discuss this role please contact Paul Johnson, Education Centre Manager or Charlotte White, Education Centre Manager

Person specification

Qualifications, Accreditations, Education

Essential criteria
  • Educated to diploma level or equivalent experience
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, or complete within 12 months of appointment
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent, or complete within 12 months of appointment
  • Full, driving licence, valid in the UK and no more than 3 penalty points
Desirable criteria
  • Certificate in Practice Education
  • IHCD Driving Tutor Award / Approved Driving Instructor


Essential criteria
  • Two years’ experience of working to Emergency Ambulance Crew / Emergency Medical Technician scope of practice
  • Experience in teaching / education
  • Developing staff within a team context
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring staff

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Expert knowledge of UK ambulance service clinical practice guidelines, and pan London patient care pathways
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of operational ambulance duties, work procedures & practice
  • Maintain currency with clinical/technical developments, using appropriate reference materials
  • Working to deadlines without compromising performance
  • Ability to assist in the design and be able to adapt training packages using a wide range of information resources, including computer software programs and digital learning modes.
  • Practical experience in the development and application of digital modes for education delivery
  • Effective people management skills
  • Ability to adapt and maintain flexibility within a changing organisation
  • The ability to motivate staff in a challenging environment, and the ability to actively promote team working initiatives
  • Awareness and understanding of the Trust’s key objectives as defined in the current strategic plan for the Trust
  • Effective written and oral communication and the ability to network successfully with colleagues in other agencies and emergency services
  • Ability to demonstrate and assist staff in a range of safe moving and handling practises utilising all appropriate equipment
  • Act as a role model by demonstrating commitment & adherence to the Service Vision & Values
  • Demonstrable commitment to the service’s equal opportunity and diversity policies and evidence of incorporating them into local practice
  • Ability to manage both self and others and use initiative to problem solve based on sound rationale
  • High level of IT literacy
  • Ability to utilise digital technologies e.g Totara, ESR/OLM, GRS , ePCR, CMC, MiDOS, MPDS, Adastra, mobile /electronic learning apps

Personal Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Resilient individual with the ability to cope under pressure within a continually changing environment
  • Maintaining a professional image at all times
  • Desire for excellence
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Well organised
  • Attention to detail
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Paul Johnson
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Education Centre Manager
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