Practice Placement Educator [SORT Trainer] – 2 Posts
Based at West SORT base, Johnstone and East SORT base, Newbridge
37.5 Hours per Week
AfC Band 6, £26,302 - £35,225 per annum
The National Risk & Resilience Department (NRRD) provides a comprehensive, effective and robust organisation wide structure for risk management, integrated emergency planning, business continuity and specialised operational response across Scotland. The Department manages a logistics facility, a training facility and also directly manages the three full-time Special Operations Response Teams.
We work directly with the Scottish Government and an extensive network of external organisations responsible for strategic developments on a Scottish and UK level in order to ensure there is an integrated approach to Civil Contingency planning.
This is a new post within the NRRD which has been developed to support specialist training & exercising activities for the SORT Teams.
The Practice Placement Educator role is known within NRRD as a SORT Trainer. The post-holder/s will work across the 3 SORT Teams and where required will also support the 2 on-call SORT Teams. Post-holder/s will require to be flexible in their approach to the Trainer role including the requirement to undertake unsocial hours work. In addition there will also be a requirement to work in a relief capacity to support core SORT shifts although this will only apply after utilisation of those staff on the flexible [relief] 12 hour shift pattern.
The post will provide operational training design and delivery functions across the teams to support ongoing specialist training programmes. The post-holder/s will be accountable for innovation, development of and for the implementation of the national SORT training programme which requires to meet statutory and Service requirements for major / specialist incident preparation and response whilst placing clinical quality at the heart of service delivery.
Reporting to and taking direction from the SORT Managers, the post holder/s will work in support of the Special Operations Group [SOG] to ensure appropriate training governance arrangements are in place for the SORT Teams. A key part of this will be to work with the Resilience Advisor – Training & Exercising.
The post holder/s will be responsible for ensuring that an effective specialist operational response is developed, validated and maintained at a satisfactory level to meet emerging threat and risk, statutory and professional standards through direct training and exercising support to SORT. Robust ongoing evidence of training and exercising programmes will be produced by the postholder/s in collaboration with the SOG, Local Team Leaders and the NRRD Partnership Forum.
The post will also involve effective collaboration with local SORT Team Leaders, the other emergency and statutory services, the wider NHS, local authorities, voluntary agencies, HART trainers, other external stakeholders and networks.
Where capacity allows the post holder/s may also support delivery of programmes from the wider NRRD course prospectus. This will require to be agreed by the SORT manager/s prior to undertaking these activities.
It is crucial that postholder/s ensure that appropriate policies and procedures such as Health & Safety are followed, complied with and championed on a daily basis during non-training periods and training & exercising activities.
For these posts we are looking for flexible individuals with a can do approach who have excellent people, analytical, practical teaching and presentational skills. You will have excellent communication skills, both oral and written. It is vitally important that you are be able to demonstrate the ability to work to a high standard using your own initiative and be able to provide regular briefings to managers within the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Experience within Special Operations is vital along with having appropriate evidenced training skills and qualifications. Resilience, incident, exercise management and operational management experience would also be advantageous. You must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft applications and databases. The nature of the role means that you will be required to deal with sensitive information for which Security Clearance (SC) will be required.
Informal enquires in respect of these posts should be made to Neil McDonald, East Special Operations Manager on 0131 344 5678 for the East SORT post or Billy Kinniburgh, West Special Operations Manager on 0141 810 6650 for the West post.
Application packs can be downloaded from www.scottishambulance.com , alternatively, please contact email@example.com.
Please quote reference number NRRD4825.
Completed application forms should be returned to the above email address by no later than 12 noon on Friday 11th December 2015.