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Senior Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Practitioner

Band 7

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Infection Sciences
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, 220 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8SD/London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, 8–20 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date

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.

Senior Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Practitioner

Are you passionate about infection control? 

Do you want to gain experience in the pre-hospital setting through being part of the largest ambulance service in the UK, supporting to provide high standards of care across London? 

The London Ambulance Service is currently recruiting a Senior Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner to join their pro-active Infection Control Team.

The Senior IPC Practitioner supports implementation of the Trust’s commitment to provide safe, effective and efficient care to patients and ensure the well-being of its staff by delivering a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control service.

The candidate for this post will have experience within an Infection Prevention & Control setting and hold a recognised IPC qualification. This senior role entails providing support with projects to ensure the annual work programme is delivered and deputising for the Lead IPC Practitioner where required.

They will inspire and motivate others and, act as a role model and a professional source of advice for staff and external colleagues when required.
In return for commitment and dedication, the Trust offer a range of training and development opportunities for the successful candidate.

The post holder will be based at Waterloo, but will be required to travel to undertake work at locations across the London Ambulance Service area.  

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 this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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 hereWork in the UK. 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 hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. 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 (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

Kelly Marshall
Job title
Lead Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner
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Telephone number
07717 807994