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Clinical Tutor

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS (plus 13% R&R)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting qualified Clinical Tutors to be based at either 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.

However, the location you are posted to, will be dependent on departmental demand. The department does hold a local agreement to transfer internally between sites.

The Clinical Tutor role attracts a 13% retention and recruitment payment, this is calculated on the basic salary.

We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic and innovative HCPC registered practising Paramedic / educators to join our team to inspire new and existing staff, delivering a range of educational programmes.

This post is aimed at qualified tutors who have demonstrable experience teaching and assessing on a range of FutureQuals UK ambulance courses, and in supporting newly qualified graduate paramedics during their foundation practice period.

You will already hold the following qualifications or agreed equivalents.
  • Teaching qualification i.e. L5 Diploma in Education/L7 PGCert in Medical and Healthcare Education or equivalent
  • Level 3 Assessor qualification (Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent)

Additionally, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide pastoral care for students, as well as visible clinical leadership.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver both clinical/technical related education and training. This will take place:
  • within education centres in a formal classroom setting or virtual classroom
  • within operational environments (vehicles, CHub) where there will be patient interaction.
  • in external environments to support partner education programmes

The post holder will deliver these activities, as scheduled to meet the demands of the agreed training plan, including the monitoring and mentoring of all learner activities.

The post holder will be actively involved in promoting best practise across the service whilst maintaining compliance with local and national policies and standards.

The post holder will have experience across educational and leadership aspects, enabling them to undertake a range of managerial and education duties and provide visible clinical and managerial leadership.

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 are based in specialist education facilities, located at Dockside and Brentford for this role.

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 are working towards providing access to state of the art digital learning, and our portfolio of education programs 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 permanent positions, we will consider applicants looking to fulfil part of a WTE, this can be discussed at the interview stage but please make it clear in your application what %WTE you are applying for.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information on the requirements of the role.

The recruitment process will include:Application via Trac

Assessment centre will involve a clinical question paper and a 10 minute presentation (18th June 2024)

Successful applicants at assessment centre will be invited to a formal values based interview (20th June 2024)

Person Specification

Qualifications, Accreditations, Education


  • Qualified Ambulance Tutor or equivalent (Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training / PGCEd etc).
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent
  • Paramedic qualification and HCPC registration
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification


  • Certificate in Practice Education



  • Current and practicing and HCPC Registered Paramedic with two years experience
  • Experience in teaching / education
  • Developing staff within a team context
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring staff

Knowledge and Skills


  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of operational ambulance duties, work procedures & practice
  • Maintain currency with clinical/technical developments, using appropriate reference materials
  • Ability to design and adapt training packages using a wide range of information resources, including computer software programmes and digital learning modes.
  • Effective people management skills

Employer details

Employer name

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Dockside Education Centre and Brentford Education Centre



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