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Community Resuscitation Trainer

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS + on-call 3% and 9% unsocial
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The primary focus of the Community Resuscitation Trainer (CRT) is the planning, delivery and support of accredited resuscitation training and regulated and non-regulated training in the community served by the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS). This includes some internal training of LAS staff and external training of a wide range of community groups for clients such as Emergency Responders, Community First Responders, General Practitioners, external organisations, volunteers, community and charity groups.

As the Trust continues to focus heavily on the London Lifesavers project, the CRTs dedicate a large part of their time to supporting and developing initiatives to train the public to save a life in London. This includes developing and delivering 'pop-up' training in public areas such as major train stations, working with external partners to deliver training in a designated location and participating in large scale evets and festivals across the Trust.

The post holder must be clinically current and competent (qualified EAC/EMT or B6 Paramedic) and deliver clinical operational services as required by the First Responder Department and the LAS Trust

Main duties of the job

The CRT will actively promote the work of the Community Resuscitation team and will play a major role in the promotion of the LAS NHS Trust with external agencies. Post holders will be involved in seeking out new work, negotiating contracts, arranging and budgeting for new courses. They will plan, organise, implement and monitor the training delivered by the team.
  • Lead in the clinical/technical and professional development of staff and volunteers whilst promoting best practice across the Service and public sector, to improve high standards of patient care.
  • Competent in the use of available PC software to prepare and deliver the full range of training and education sessions.
  • Using a variety of presentational aids to deliver all clinical, technical and professional training courses to various audiences both internal and external including groups in excess of 30 people.
  • Deliver a range of development courses applying effective communication skills to enable students to accept and adapt to changes with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, NHS and LAS policies and procedures.
  • Conduct training sessions in a range of non-classroom settings (e.g. commercial companies, sports centres, community centres) to ensure that students are able to manage a range of simulate incidents/situations, and to ensure that established students are updated in order to effectively operate new guidelines as required.

About us

The First Responder Department has a very clear focus on improving patient outcomes, particularly in increasing survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which we do by engaging with volunteers and members of the public. We engage with around 5,000 external organisations who are part of our defibrillator accreditation scheme, and we are aiming to increase the number of Public Access Defibs within the LAS footprint to in excess of 10,000 registered defibs.

London Ambulance Service serves one of the worlds 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 every 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 9,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over 8 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 STPs and NHS England for our specialist services.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 will be given to staff at risk candidates.

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Person Specification



  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training or be willing to work towards
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Achievement or be willing to work towards
  • Maintain IHCD EMT4, EAC or Paramedic qualification with current HCPC registration
  • Hold current UK driving licence (as applicable to role)


  • IQA qualification



  • Educated to degree level, willing to work towards or equivalent professional qualifications/experience
  • Currently practicing IHCD Technician / EMT / EAC / Paramedic or equivalent, with two years of experience in clinical practice participating in cardiac and medical emergencies
  • Previous clinical training experience
  • Experience at working with a variety of community and other health and social care organisations, with experience of teaching in the community
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of operational ambulance duties


  • Knowledge of LAS work procedures and practice



  • Ability to maintain a high level of concentration whilst delivering practical and theoretical sessions to ensure that all students correctly assimilate knowledge and practical skills. Able to overcome potential barriers to understanding such as language, disability and as a result of age.
  • Effective people management skills
  • The ability to motivate staff in a challenging environment and the ability to actively promote team working initiatives
  • Effective written and oral communication and the ability to network effectively, establish and maintain relationships successfully with internal and external clients
  • Excellent presentation skills with knowledge of a range of techniques to engage different styles of learning and to deal with learning difficulties
  • Ability to transport display materials and teaching aids to various locations, requiring occasional heavy lifting

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