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Associate Clinical Tutor

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Brentford/ Dockside E16 2QU
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS (outer)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting Associate Tutors to be based at Brentside (Unit 4 - Brentside Executive Park, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DR) or Dockside (1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU). If successful, you will be asked to confirm your preferred location.

While completing your CAVA and educational award in the department you will be paid at 75% of the top of band six. Once these awards are completed (usually within 12 month of your start date), you will move to the bottom of band 6. This will still be a pay rise compared, 75% of pay at the top of band 6.

Main duties of the job

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a diverse team, supporting the clinical education programmes for Ambulance Operations in one of the busiest ambulance services in the world.

We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic and innovative non-registrant practising clinicians (Emergency Ambulance Crew or Emergency Medical Technician) to join our team to inspire new and existing staff, delivering a range of educational programmes.

You will undertake a development programme as a Trainee Associate Clinical Tutor with a commitment to complete the qualifications detailed below and on completion will be eligible to apply for a position of qualified Associate Clinical Tutor.

The teaching qualifications are a Certificate in Education/PGCE or equivalent Level 3 Assessor qualification (Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent)

You will be actively involved in promoting best practice across the Trust. Additionally, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide pastoral care for students, as well as visible clinical leadership.

You will deliver both clinical/technical related education and training within your scope of knowledge.

This will take place within education centres in a formal classroom setting and virtual classrooms and within an operational environment where there will be patient interaction on operational vehicles as Emergency Ambulance Crew/Emergency Medical Technicians.

About us

The Clinical Education and Standards department is a diverse team, responsible for all clinical education programmes in the London Ambulance Service.

Our team is committed to educational excellence, and we strive for developing, delivering, recording and reporting the very best to ensure the clinical staff of the London Ambulance Service provide the highest patient care.

The Clinical Education and Standards department has specialist education facilities, located at Dockside and Brentford. As part of our team, you will be encouraged to innovate and advance clinical education.

You will be supported to maintain your own clinical and educational expertise, and you will have access to high quality professional development programmes.

Our centres will provide access to state of the art digital learning, and our portfolio of education programmes will ensure a variety of work that both challenges and excites.

We are seeking someone ready to lead change in clinical education. The location you are posted to will be dependent on departmental demand and will be discussed during the recruitment process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are recruiting to both permanent and 24 month secondments.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

The recruitment process will include:

Application on Trac

An assessment centre that will consist of a clinical question paper and a 10 minute presentation. (18th June 2024)

Successful candidates from the assessment centre will then attend a values based interview (20th June 2024)

Person Specification

Qualifications, Accreditations, Education


  • Educated to diploma level or equivalent experience
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, or complete within 12 months of appointment
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent, or complete within 12 months of appointment
  • Full, driving licence, valid in the UK and no more than 3 penalty points


  • Certificate in Practice Education

Personal abilities


  • Adhere to the Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others



  • Two years' current experience of working to Emergency Ambulance Crew / Emergency Medical Technician scope of practice
  • Developing staff within a team context
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring staff

Knowledge and Skills


  • Expert knowledge of UK ambulance service clinical practice guidelines, and pan London patient care pathways
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of operational ambulance duties, work procedures & practice
  • Working to deadlines without compromising performance
  • Ability to adapt and maintain flexibility within a changing organisation
  • 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 successfully with colleagues in other agencies and emergency services
  • Demonstrable commitment to the service's equal opportunity and diversity policies and evidence of incorporating them into local practice
  • High level of IT literacy

Employer details

Employer name

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Brentford and Dockside

Brentford/ Dockside E16 2QU


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