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Advanced Life Support courses-Co-ordinator

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa. pro rata
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Advanced Life Support courses-Co-ordinator

The Co-ordinator will plan, evaluate and organise all the Advanced Life Support Courses in conjunction with Resuscitation Services, and the Medical Director responsible for each course They will ensure the efficient delivery of around 20 courses which are held at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, each year including being present at each one of the courses.

To liaise with the course directors, resuscitation leads and faculty in a timely and courteous manner, ensuring each course runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • The efficient co-ordination of around Advanced Life Support courses at Madingley Hall, Cambridge per year. These courses are a mixture of Adult Advanced Life Support (ALS), European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS), Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses (ATLS) and the Generic Instructor Course (GIC). This includes liaising with and booking faculty to teach on the courses.
  • Knowledge of ALS course regulations

Main duties of the job

  • To have direct contact with the Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Be an active member of the Cambridge University Hospitals Medical Education team, providing cover within the team as and when required
  • Be prepared to work unsocial hours when the need arises
  • To produce regular progress reports to the Medical Education Manager and Course Directors
  • Be prepared to travel within the East of England (own transport required)
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required
  • Liaise closely with the Royal College of Surgeons and Resuscitation Council (UK) and attend national meetings in respect of course updates and changes in guidelines
  • Correspond and liaise with the appropriate professional bodies in respect of permissions and accreditations for individual courses including the ordering, receipt and distribution of course manuals
  • Liaise closely with the course directors, the Resuscitation Officers and other key personnel and staff at the course venues to ensure each course is well organised
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Maintain a professional manner and appearance at all times
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained and repaired/replaced as necessary ensuring that the allocated budget can support this
  • Manage all correspondence including the issuing of receipts and processing of application forms including the downloading of forms from the Medical Education Centre's website
  • Develop efficient schedules and diaries for individual courses including personnel, course set up and logistical support

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on

Interviews are due to be held on

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or NVQ level 4 or equivalent


  • Secretarial qualification or equivalent Team Leader/management experience A levels or equivalent



  • Experience of managing events including the running and organising of courses and events
  • Secretarial and / or complex administrative experience
  • Prioritising, planning and organising own and others tasks
  • Experience of dealing with difficult situations
  • Data entry experience and documentation
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel


  • Developing Databases
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS
  • Knowledge of Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Knowledge of Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Performance Management of staff
  • Recruitment and selection of staff



  • Confidentiality and data protection processes and procedures
  • Experience of working with budgets
  • Customer Service
  • Excellent working knowledge of office procedures and all Microsoft office packages
  • Awareness of anti-discriminatory issues
  • Acts independently, and uses own initiative
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, requiring persuasion, motivation, reassurance, empathy and negotiation. Ability to deal with a wide range of non-routine duties as well as answering quires of a diverse nature, and progress chasing
  • Flexible and adaptable approach including a flexible approach to hours


  • Good working knowledge and experience of financial procedures



  • Ability to manage/work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills including telephone, email, face to face
  • Ability to organise and manage own time and others to keep to schedule and deadlines
  • Ability to analyse and present complex data
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent IT skills - ability to use Microsoft office applications including spreadsheets and email
  • Developed accurate and speedy typing and key board skills
  • Willing to take on and learn new skills
  • Ability to show attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to take minutes to a high standard
  • Ability to store and safeguard confidential documents


  • Ability to touch type
  • Ability to work with budgets
  • Ability to requisition general stock

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital -Division R& D

Hills Road



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