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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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Ilford / Kenton
£34,961 to £42,010 PA Inclusive HCAS
27/10/2019 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 6,000 staff, including volunteers, 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.

As one of the largest ambulance services in the world we rely upon excellent clinical education and clinical practice. As the Service expands its scope of delivery there is the need to further develop the way we deliver driver education and training to our staff.

We are looking for Driving Tutors who hold the Institute of Health Care Development Driving Tutor Award and are working towards the Level 4 Diploma Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Instruction or who have attained the Level 4 Diploma Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Instruction and are preferably Driving Standards Authority Approved Driving Instructor (Class B Vehicles) who would like to further their career in the Trust to join our highly motivated Clinical Education and Standards department.

The department is at the forefront of ensuring that London Ambulance Service continues to deliver clinical care of an excellent quality whilst further developing exciting new clinical roles in the pre-hospital field. Applications are also welcome for this position from members of staff who would like to follow an internal development pathway to attain the appropriate qualifications to deliver driving tuition within the Trust

As a member of the team you will be an exceptional communicator committed to professional excellence, along with the skill and ability to adapt and support the ever changing needs of the service in the context of the wider NHS.

In this position, which comes with a built in programme of continual professional development, you will play a vital role in the delivery of driving programmes within the Trust and contribute to a professional driving culture within the Trust.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Keith Miller - Clinical Education & Training Manager

Telephone: 07799 622178

Email: [email protected]