Workforce Reform Support Officer

College of Paramedics

Type of contract: Part time / fixed term for one year  
Salary range: £38,000 per annum (pro rata)
Hours per week: 7.5 hours
Closing Date: 23:59 on Tuesday 23rd August 2022
Interviews: Will be held between 30th August - 1st September 2022 utilising Microsoft Teams meeting platform. 


We are looking for a paramedic with experience of, and expertise in working to achieve key deliverables within specific deadlines, and one with an interest in workforce and recruitment. This role is offered on a fixed term basis for one year to deliver on a specific area of the College of Paramedics, Workforce Reform Support Project. This project has been made possible by funding from HEE. The core purpose of HEEs workforce support and reform work is to enable professional bodies to lead robust modernisation work and thereby support the development of the 21st century professional.

This role is required to achieve the following key deliverables of the project

1. Support and develop communications and resources to promote and optimise return to practice amongst the paramedic profession.
2. Develop and lead a campaign aimed at promoting paramedic portfolio career working.
3. Create paramedic specific resources to support the education, scope of practice and pastoral care of international registrants.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the Workforce Reform Support Officer Job Description, this includes some supplementary information regarding the Workforce Reform Support Project.

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 (maximum) supporting statement to outline how your current knowledge, skills and previous experience will be of benefit to you in achieving the three key deliverables required of this role. The role requires well developed communications skills, personal drive, integrity, and an ability to succeed.

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.

Following shortlisting there will be an interview phase of the process. In order to assist all shortlisted candidates to do their very best at interview we provide further information below.

At the start of the interview you will be asked to deliver a presentation (maximum 10 minutes) on what you intend to do in the first few weeks of this role and how you intend to initially approach the three key deliverables. This presentation can be delivered live during the interview or pre-recorded, and either shared prior to the interview date or during the interview by screen sharing. The presentation can include slides if you wish and please also ensure you are fully proficient at the technical aspect of screen sharing prior to your interview, we will be utilising the Microsoft Teams platform. Individuals will then be asked a series of questions, possibly related to the presentation but mostly to determine further information and how this role will fit with any other commitments you may currently have.

Two specific questions during the interview will be…

This project will involve engaging with several key stakeholder organisations. Using real examples if you have them, how will you develop and build the working relationships that will be required?
What do you think are the main challenges that could arise for you during this role and how might you overcome them?

Anyone wanting to know more about the role should contact Liz Harris, Head of Professional Standards, on 07398126082 or email

Please note: Liz will be on annual leave w/c 8th & 14th August, if you leave a voicemail at the number above, Liz will contact you asap.

The College of Paramedics recognises the positive value of diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce. 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).