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The College of Paramedics is the professional body for paramedics in the UK.  We are committed to strengthening and developing the profession through providing our members with training, advice and support.  We currently represent over 22,000 members who are mainly employed by an NHS Trust, a private ambulance service or are studying to become a paramedic.

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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 liz.harris@collegeofparamedics.co.uk

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).

Head of Education

College of Paramedics

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

Venue: 
Meeting Room 5
St John Ambulance
27 St John’s Lane
London
EC1M 4BU

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).

 

Education Project Administrator

College of Paramedics

Closing Date: 23:59hrs on the 2nd September 2022  
Interviews:
 To be confirmed
Venue: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Salary Range: £22,000 – £25,000 (dependent on experience)

Employment Basis: Full Time 37.5 hrs – One-year fixed term

Location: Flexible, remote working with ability to travel across the UK. 

 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced administrative professional to join the College of Paramedics as an Education Project Administrator.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to provide administrative support to the Education Team at the College of Paramedics overseeing the suite of national paramedic education projects funded by Health Education England (HEE). As the professional body for paramedics in the UK, the College has been awarded funds as part of the overarching HEE project to modernise the Allied Health Professional (AHP) workforce through education and development.  The project has nine strategic aims, with outputs which dovetail with existing College of Paramedics education workstreams.  The Education Project Administrator will support these workstreams within the Directorate of Education. You will have exceptional organisational and communication skills with a friendly, flexible and professional approach.

The Education Project Administrator will act with integrity, positivity, energy, and adaptability, using their skills to build effective relationships and work within a shared vision.

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

Anyone wanting to know more about the role should contact Laura Fletcher Personal Assistant on 07398 973384 or email laura.fletcher@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.
Please Note: there is no facility 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).
 
 

Assistant Professor - Paramedic Science

Coventry University

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences (HLS)

£40,927 - £58,279 per annum. The salary is dependent upon the skills and qualifications of the individual.

Full time

Ref: REQ009737
 
This is an exciting time to join Coventry University and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. With a University Gold TEF rating, ranking 2nd in the UK for Teaching Excellence, and outstanding NSS scores in their courses, the can demonstrable excellence in student experience.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health are seeking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic Registered Healthcare Professionals with out of hospital experience for the following post:

The paramedic teaching provision is one of the most established and highly regarded in the country, and they work collaboratively with a wide range of health care professions within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. They also now have the benefit of the ‘state of the art’ Alison Gingell health science simulation facilities; a £60M+ investment which includes a bespoke clinical skills labs and an ambulance simulator.

Click here for a fly-through video.

You will be delivering paramedic and pre-hospital emergency care programmes at pre and post registration level. A good understanding of evidence based practice, professional practice, clinical skills, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology related to paramedic sciences would be advantageous. Previous experience of teaching or assessing in practice or HEI is also desirable.

Research activity is an integral part of the School's business and there is a strong commitment to enabling staff to engage in a wide range of research and scholarship. You will be given opportunities to develop your research interests and are expected to contribute to the Faculty's research profile.

The University offers academic and professional development and provides a Post Graduate Certificate Teaching Qualification for lecturing staff who do not hold a recognised teaching qualification. You will be supported to develop your interests in order to progress your career.

Closing date: 25/08/2022

Click here to apply
 

  

Lecturer Paramedic Science

Coventry University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

£34,304 - £43,434 per annum

Ref: REQ009692

This is an exciting time to join Coventry University and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. With a University Gold TEF rating, ranking 2nd in the UK for Teaching Excellence, and outstanding NSS scores in our courses we have demonstrable excellence in student experience.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health are seeking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic Registered Healthcare Professionals with out of hospital experience.
The salary is dependent upon the skills and qualifications of the individual.

Our paramedic teaching provision is one of the most established and highly regarded in the country, and we work collaboratively with a wide range of health care professions within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We also now have the benefit of the ‘state of the art’ Alison Gingell health science simulation facilities; a £60M+ investment which includes bespoke clinical skills labs and an ambulance simulator.

Click here for a fly-through video.

You will be delivering paramedic and pre-hospital emergency care programmes at pre and post registration level. A good understanding of evidence based practice, professional practice, clinical skills, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology related to paramedic sciences would be advantageous. Previous experience of teaching or assessing in practice or HEI is also desirable.

Research activity is an integral part of the School's business and there is a strong commitment to enabling staff to engage in a wide range of research and scholarship. You will be given opportunities to develop your research interests and are expected to contribute to the Faculty's research profile.

The University offers academic and professional development and provides a Post Graduate Certificate Teaching Qualification for lecturing staff who do not hold a recognised teaching qualification. You will be supported to develop your interests in order to progress your career.

Closing date: 18/08/22

Click here to apply. 
 

  

Clinical Educator

St John Ambulance

Do you want to make a difference and be part of a vibrant and inclusive organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century?  As one of the country’s best-loved charities, St John Ambulance played a pivotal role in responding to the pandemic as well as ‘everyday’ health emergencies, training, supporting communities, and improving young people’s lives.

Fantastic opportunity for a Clinical Educator to deliver clinical education across all parts of St John Ambulance. This key and important role will include delivering essential education to our emergency ambulance crew, ambulance care assistant, community responder products, and supporting ambulance crews. This role requires you to provide clinical coaching and assessment on the job during service delivery.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, flexible working, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light and NHS online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days. 

 

Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply). 

About You:

  • Registered health care professional, with a preference in emergency care
  • Experience in identifying training needs, customer needs and organisational need
  • Experience in training delivery that meets the needs of a diverse and multi-located workforce
  • Proven experience in working with a diverse and multi-located customer base
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
 

About The Role:

  • 1 Full Time Role/2 Part Time (50%) or Job Share (alternatively this could be 1 Full Time)
  • Provide education, clinical advice and guidance to St John people
  • Work with the community operations training team in the development of educational products to meet core and developmental opportunities to fulfil the requirements of St John Ambulance strategies
  • Ensure high-quality delivery of clinical education and training
  • Maintain student, course, programme records as required by awarding bodies and St John Ambulance policies
  • Monitor student performance in all aspects of training, ensuring that they comply with awarding body, registrant body and professional body requirements


About Us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning.  As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, supporting and enabling them to access and receive physical and mental health first aid. We do this through developing and providing effective community response and outreach services (e.g. Ambulance response, Falls response, Night Time Economy and Homelessness outreach) and using our longstanding expertise to empower people with vital clinical skills and the confidence to use them (e.g. our Volunteers and Community Advocates, NHS Cadets and Young Responders programmes).

Please apply at the earliest opportunity as applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

Find out more about us, including our new Ask Me campaign, at www.sja.org.uk

If you are a current St John Ambulance employee, please apply here: Click here

For all other candidates, or St John Ambulance volunteers wishing to apply: please click here

St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.   At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive, we have several networks including Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups.  We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equality, diversity and inclusion.   
                                                                             
Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.


 

 

Lecturer in Paramedic Practice

University of Wolverhampton


Location: Walsall

Salary: GradeUW9 (£36,382 - £43,434 pa)
 
Reference: 206414
 
The mission of the paramedic team is to nurture and develop confident, compassionate, highly skilled paramedics who are able to autonomously deliver safe and effective person-centred care. We aim to engender critically reflective health professionals able to prioritise the complex needs of patients, families and other professionals, and to maintain ethical, lawful practice informed by contemporary, robust evidence. 

Overview:
The duties described represent the range of activities that may be expected at this particular level but the actual range and depth of duties being undertaken will vary dependent upon the experience of the staff member.  Staff members developing through this level are expected to gain the necessary experience and skills to demonstrate competency in the main areas of the role as described before progressing to the next level.

General duties:
To work with colleagues on curriculum development and the advancement of relevant discipline areas within the university.
To deliver teaching over a range of modules. 
To undertake student tutoring and support.
To contribute to the scholarship, professional practice and enterprise activities and objectives of the Faculty.
To support the academic work of the Faculty
 
Specific to this post:
To support the organisation and management of ambulance and non-ambulance placements
To participate in student recruitment and outreach activities
To contribute to the development of CPD provision for paramedics and other Allied Health Professionals
 
Closing Date: 04.09.22.
 
Click here for more details and to apply. 
 

 

Qualification / Assessment Development Associate

FutureQuals


Job title: 
Qualification / Assessment Development Associate (Clinical / Driving)
Contract type: Freelance associate agreement
Reports to: Head of Development
Salary: Attractive rates of pay, based on experience 

 

To contribute to the development of End-point Assessment materials, qualifications, components and/or assessment materials. The role is principally to ensure that these documents support Learner achievement, and can lead to valid assessment and meet regulatory requirements. This may be through providing guidance on rules of combination, writing, or reviewing units, writing indicative content and sample assignments and/or suggesting appropriate resources. This role requires someone who has good communication skills and a good standard of written English. They should be confident in their IT skills and be able to work to deadlines.

 Key Responsibilities 
  • Produce original assessment items and tasks to ensure that the content is clear, fit for purpose, and inclusive in design.
  • Provide indicative content and suggested resources for qualification components.
  • Write sample assessment materials that cover the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
  • Produce working draft materials and edit them in response to the results of testing and feedback from stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for maintaining your own ongoing CPD relevant to both assessment practice and industry for which you are designing and developing assessment tasks.
  • Support the Head of Development to ensure technical content is correct and consistent across all products and platforms.
  • Regularly liaise with, and provide project updates to, the Head of Development.
  • Maintain and build awareness of developments within the sectors in which FutureQuals operate, identifying potential opportunities and risks.
  • Identify potential organisations to work with and seek endorsement from.
  • Project-manage multiple development activities to successfully develop and introduce new qualifications and resources.
  • Use excellent proofreading skills to ensure the release of high-quality, consistent products, resources, and assessment materials.
  • Report new developments by competitors to relevant parties within FutureQuals.
  • Use research and insight to identify future products that could be developed.
  • Complete assessment paper standardisation and QPECs.

Click here to download further information about the role.

To apply for the role, candidates will need to email their CV And cover note to HR@FutureQuals.com.

If you have any questions, you can contact qualifications@futurequals.com who will be able to help.
 

 

Assistant Lecturer Paramedic Science

Coventry University

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences (HLS)

£27,924 - £37,467 per annum (salary is dependent upon the skills and qualifications of the individual).

Full time

Ref: REQ009739

This is an exciting time to join Coventry University and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. With a University Gold TEF rating, ranking 2nd in the UK for Teaching Excellence, and outstanding NSS scores in our courses we have demonstrable excellence in student experience. 

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health are seeking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic Registered Healthcare Professionals with out of hospital experience. 
Our paramedic teaching provision is one of the most established and highly regarded in the country, and we work collaboratively with a wide range of health care professions within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We also now have the benefit of the ‘state of the art’ Alison Gingell health science simulation facilities; a £60M+ investment which includes a bespoke clinical skills labs and an ambulance simulator. 

Click here for a fly-through video.

You will be delivering paramedic and pre-hospital emergency care programmes at pre and post registration level. A good understanding of evidence-based practice, professional practice, clinical skills, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology related to paramedic sciences would be advantageous. Previous experience of teaching or assessing in practice or HEI is also desirable. 

Research activity is an integral part of the School's business and there is a strong commitment to enabling staff to engage in a wide range of research and scholarship. You will be given opportunities to develop your research interests and are expected to contribute to the Faculty's research profile.

The University offers academic and professional development and provides a Post Graduate Certificate Teaching Qualification for lecturing staff who do not hold a recognised teaching qualification. You will be supported to develop your interests in order to progress your career.

Closing date: 25/08/2022

Click here to apply
 

  

Cruise Ship Paramedic

Carnival Cruise Line (US), Princess Cruises


Carnival Cruise Line (US), Princess Cruises, Holland America, Seabourn, P&O Australia

Type of contract: Permanent, rotations of four months at sea with two-month intermissions
Salary: Starts at GBP 2,565 per month working onboard. The current pecuniary incentives package includes a 30% bonus atop the base salary, a joining bonus of USD 2,000, and other rewards for variable contract lengths.
Benefits: Paramedics afford a shipboard officer rank with access to ship’s amenities, travel privileges for family and friends, single berth accommodation, paid travels to join the vessel and return home from assignments, onboard meals, utilities, uniforms, and laundry, among others.
Application: Online submission, selection based on a documental assessment of qualifications, registration and experience, and two interviews. 
Link to apply: https://medicaljobs.carnival.com/paramedic Questions or concerns, email medicalrecruit@hagroup.com
 

Job Details
Paramedics are responsible for providing high standards of individualized routine and emergency care to guests and crew. Paramedics act as first responders, triaging emergency calls, assessing and treating on the scene, and transferring patients to the shipboard medical center for definitive care. Using specific patient group directives, paramedics can practice autonomously under the authority of doctors, assessing patients and providing treatment and advice for specific conditions. In addition to first response duties, paramedics work closely with shipboard nurses and doctors to attend to patients attending daily walk-in clinics.

Paramedics also perform various technical and non-clinical administrative tasks that support the efficient and safe operation of the medical center under the direction and supervision of the Senior Nurse. Additional duties include equipment checks, medicines and inventory management, participation in drills, audits, inspections, and training of other crew members. Technical skills are learned and practiced on board, such as X-rays acquisition and performing a wide array of laboratory tests and other procedures.

Our medical staff continuously provides a high level of customer service, maintaining a professional, dignified, friendly, assertive, and polite manner, demonstrating performance consistent with the Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of the organization.

Application requirements
Paramedic applicants must hold an Advanced Paramedic Qualification (or equivalent) and current registration and license with an appropriate governmental or national regulatory body (NREMT-P or NREMT Paramedic required for US applicants). Applicants must have at least three years of post-graduate clinical experience in paramedicine, emergency medicine, or other acute care settings, including remote medicine. The most recent work experience should be in a clinical setting. Additional requirements include:
A valid accredited ALS/ACLS certificate before joining a vessel
PALS certification may be required before completing the first year of employment
A Valid passport
Eligibility to be issued a United States C1/D Visa (Not applicable for US and Canadian citizens)
Fluency in English, both conversational and technical
Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Windows OS and MS Office programs
Experience with the use of electronic health records is preferred
Outstanding interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills
A commitment to completing at least two four-month contracts within twelve months