Head of Education

College of Paramedics

Closing Date: 23:59hrs on the 19th August 2022  
Interviews: 27th September 2022

Meeting Room 5
St John Ambulance
27 St John’s Lane

Salary Range: Sector competitive NHS 8b or 8c (dependent on experience)

£54,764 - £63,862 (8b)
£65,664 - £75,874 (8c)

Employment Basis: Full Time 37.5 hrs – permanent 

Location: Flexible – home working considered although regular travel to the office in Bridgwater, Somerset required


The College of Paramedics has a proven track record of shaping the future of paramedic practice by driving forward educational standards for the profession, in pre and post registration and in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and we are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join us as our Head of Education to lead the Education Directorate.  

The Head of Education will manage staff, contractors and volunteers in the development and delivery of key projects which underpin the present and future of paramedic education throughout the United Kingdom and increasingly beyond into an emerging international community of Paramedicine.
The Head of Education will be responsible for the efficient and effective running of the Directorate, including systems for planning and financial management, income generation, project management, quality assurance, team development and performance management.  As a member of the College’s senior leadership team – the Chief Executive Group – they will provide strong collaborative and cohesive leadership across the organisation, contributing to policy and planning, staff development, membership engagement and growth. They will be an able confident and competent communicator with an inspirational and inclusive leadership style, engaging effectively at all levels, from student members to the College of Paramedics Board and Council to national professional leaders and policy makers.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the Head of Education Recruitment Pack.

Anyone wanting to know more about the role should contact Mr Bob Fellows by email at Bob.Fellows@collegeofparamedics.co.uk 

The application process for this role is by completion of an Application Form, available here. This Application Form contains two sections. Section 1 is solely for equality monitoring purposes and will not be seen by the shortlisting panel. Section 2 is your opportunity to submit your previous or current employment (paid and/or voluntary), qualifications and any research activities, and two references. This section also includes a request for a 500 word supporting statement to outline how your knowledge, skills and experience will be of benefit to you in this role. Unfortunately, there is not the ability to save the form mid-completion for finalising at a later date, so please have all necessary information (outlined above) ready before commencing.   

The College of Paramedics recognises the positive value of diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We have a current focus on increasing diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage within our employee team, as well as on our Board of Trustees, Paramedic Council, and Student Council. The College of Paramedics wishes to meet its equality aims and commitments of non-discrimination as set out in the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce at all levels. It is vital that we monitor and analyse diversity information so that we can ensure that our processes are fair and transparent. Any information provided in Section 1 of the Application Form will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. It will not be seen by those involved in the selection process. No information will be published or used in any way which allows any individual to be identified. The use of information will be in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).