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Driving Tutor

Band 6

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Driving Tutor
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Brentford and Dockside
Brentford and Dockside
£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 Driving Tutors to join our team to inspire new and existing staff, delivering a range of educational programmes.

You must meet the essential criteria required in the in person specification.

You will be actively involved in promoting best practice across the Trust. Additionally, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide pastoral care for students, as well as visible leadership.


Interviews and assessments will take place w/c 24/05/2021

Main duties of the job

Provide approved driver training within the scope of the Education & Standards department, delivering driver education and training to all grades of clinical and support staff within the Trust. This will take place:

  • within education centres in a formal classroom setting and virtual classrooms
  • within an operational environment where there may be patient interaction
  • on operational vehicles

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.

Ensuring all Awarding/Accrediting bodies’ requirements are adhered to and met, ensuring compliance with all relevant standards, directives and policies, including role-modelling exemplary driving standards.

Working for our organisation

The Clinical Education and Standards department is a diverse team, responsible for all clinical education programmes 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 driving education. You will be supported to maintain your own professional expertise.

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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Delivery of effective education and training in line with the departmental Training Plan.
  • Provide core and developmental driver training programmes to Operational Staff in line with their scope of practice and Trust educational strategies
  •  Interview and undertake driving assessments for potential new employees and existing staff for clinical posts during recruitment and selection processes
  •  Maintain quality assurance within the department by analysing the outcomes from education and training activities delivered locally and proposing amendments at the standardisation meetings.
  • Achieve personal performance and development objectives.
  •  Maintain personal technical skills, including first aid training.
  •  Contribute to stimulating and improving motivation within a team.
  •  Maintain responsibility for a personal development plan, attending training courses, seminars, meetings or other events as agreed with line Manager. 

Person specification

Qualifications, Accreditations, Education

Essential criteria
  • IHCD Driving Instructor Qualification
  • IHCD Emergency Driving Tutor qualified
  • Level 4 Diploma Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Instructor, or willing to complete
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (QCF) or equivalent
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent, or ability to complete
  • Full, C1 driving licence, valid in the UK and no more than 3 penalty points
Desirable criteria
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving


Essential criteria
  • Experience of delivering emergency driving instruction and learning
  • Evidence of a proactive approach to own CPD and development of professional practice
  • Experience of developing staff within a team context
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring staff

Personal attributes

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

Knowledge & education

Essential criteria
  • Expert knowledge of UK ambulance service driving practice guidelines.
  • Knowledge and experience of operational ambulance driving duties, procedures & practice
  • Maintain currency with procedural/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
  • 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
  • Able to demonstrate a consistently high standard of driving skills to High Speed Driver Training Competencies
  • Act as a role model by demonstrating commitment & adherence to the Service Vision & Values
  • Act as a role model for the highest standards of driving practice
  • Ability to deliver training of a sensitive and/or controversial nature
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Demonstrable commitment to the service’s equal opportunity and diversity policies and evidence of incorporating them into local practice.
  • Good level of IT literacy
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to utilise digital technologies e.g Totora, ESR/OLM, GRS , ePCR, CMC, MiDOS, MPDS, Adastra, mobile /electronic learning apps
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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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Barry Nowland
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Driving Education Support Manager,
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