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Clinical Education Placement Co-Ordinator

Band 4

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Clinical Education Placement Co-ordinator
Band 4
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Q&A CE&S Administration
£26,447 - £28,780 per annum pro rata inclusive of HCAs
Salary period
21/09/2021 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

Are you interested in Education? Do you have a passion for delivering high quality learning experience to students? If so, this may be what you’ve been looking for.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, committed, hardworking, flexible and solution-focused individual to join the Practice Education Team which supports the workforce of London Ambulance Service. Inter- professional learning is an essential part of our ethos and, working with other allied health professional’s is an integral part of this role.

The candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to build strong working relationships with colleagues across the Trust. They will be able to work autonomously and effectively taking responsibility for their own work

Main duties of the job

You will seek to support students in their clinical practice areas ensuring that they receive outstanding clinical placement experience, which meets both quality assurance standards and measurable regulatory body requirements. You will manage administrative projects, providing regular reports to the Engagement and Partnership Manager on placement performance.

You should be comfortable is using bespoke software, excel, word and outlook to an intermediate level. You will work with clinical staff at all levels enabling them to provide support and guidance to students. You will engage with internal colleagues across the broad as well as external stakeholders, monitoring and providing support to students whilst on placement. Ideally you should hold a level 3 (or above) qualification; however, training and support will be provided.

Working for our organisation

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest ambulance Trust in the UK. We are seeking someone who will fit with the Trust values of being respectful, professional, innovative and collaborative.

The team works widely across the Trust at all levels up to Board and with a variety of other partners such as external NHS Trusts, commercial organisations, Heathrow Airport, Stadia, London’s Air Ambulance and Healthcare UK and Department for International Trade.

You will, therefore, have the opportunity to join the team at an exciting time of growth and to gain experience of being involved in a varied portfolio.

Annual leave starts at 27 days rising to 33 days, plus bank holidays, in line with agenda for change (NHS terms and conditions).

Employees can access Blue Light (emergency services) discounts as well as NHS discount schemes

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a Placement Coordinator, you will act as one of the primary contacts for student services and Higher Education Partners. You will also be responsible in supporting delivery of HCPC Academy provision, short courses and other projects that emerge from time to time. Key responsibilities will include: •Develop, manage and monitor student placements. •Manage and monitor courses made available for students •Prepare course material •Maintain placement and education databases to a high level of accuracy •Travel to educations sites when required •Provide data reports to your line manager •Attend the organisation events •Provide cross-team support as needed

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 will be given to staff at risk candidates.

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


Person specification

Qualifications, Accreditations, Education

Essential criteria
  • NVQ4, diploma or foundation degree level of education
  • Good keyboard skills RSA level 3 minimum or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Significant administration experience acquired through previous experience
  • Experience working in an Office environment
  • Experience of implementing new procedures
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in coordinating resources to achieve objectives
  • Experience in workforce planning
  • Experience working with Rostering Software or Learner Placement Software, in an education setting
  • Working in Ambulance Services, Emergency Services or NHS organisations
  • Experience of working in a multi-site, multi- agency environment

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with multidisciplinary levels of staff.
  • Significant experience in the use of computer packages such as MS Word, MS Excel, Word and power point
  • An understanding of clinical practice placements in a health care environment
  • Understanding of rota systems
  • Ability to draft letters, memos and e-mails to all audiences / levels across the Trust
  • Commitment to delivering a high quality, customer focussed service
  • Ability to work effectively across departmental and professional boundaries
  • Attention to detail and the ability to produce and maintain accurate records
  • Adaptable and the ability to work flexibly using own initiative, dependent on circumstances and the requirements of the role/task
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Demonstrable ability to manage a varied workload
  • Able to collate and monitor lists, reports and assessment documents
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others with the ability to work well across all groups
  • Ability to be resilient and calm under pressure whilst continuing to deliver requirements and without compromising standards.
  • Ability to work with information and data and create reports
  • Ability to utilise digital technologies e.g. Totora, ESR/OLM, GRS, mobile /electronic learning Apps
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of working in a supervisory capacity

Personal Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable commitment to both professional and personal quality and standards
  • To promote and demonstrate commitment to the Trust’s goal, values and behaviours
  • Understanding of and demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities as an employee and as a provider of service to the public
  • Demonstrable commitment to Health & Safety, Information Governance and Data Protection
  • Positive approach to change
  • Demonstrable commitment to personal and career development
  • Customer and solutions focussed
  • Team player contributing to all aspects of service delivery
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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Aadam Dayyan
Job title
Engagement and Partnership Manager
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