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Driver Training Team Leader

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Driver Training Team Leader to join our team. In this critical role, you will contribute to the development of organisational strategies, policies, procedures, and frameworks for the Trust's driver education and training. You will oversee the delivery, evaluation, and supervision of high-quality driver education and training programmes, ensuring compliance with statutory and mandatory requirements.
  • Band: Band 7 plus 9% Recruitment and Retention
  • Location: To be confirmed with the postholder. The role requires support across the Trust footprint.
  • Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, flexible working required.
  • Reports to: Senior Learning Manager - Driver Training
  • Responsible for: Driving Instructors

Situation Judgement Test: 24.07.2024-29.07.2024

Assessment Centre/Professional Discussion: 05.08.2024

Main duties of the job

  • Programme Management: Lead and manage the Trust's driver education and training programmes, ensuring they meet statutory and business needs.
  • Specialist Advice: Provide expert advice on driving-related matters and keep the Trust updated on best practices and legislative changes.
  • Resource Coordination: Plan and manage human and physical resources for driver education and training, ensuring effective utilisation and adjusting plans as needed to meet delivery objectives.
  • Training Needs Analysis: Conduct annual training needs analyses, prioritise learning needs, and develop a delivery plan in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Policy Development: Contribute to the development of strategies, policies, and procedures for driver education and training and ensure their consistent implementation across the Trust.
  • Record Keeping: Establish and maintain robust systems for recording driver education activities in line with organisational and statutory requirements.
  • Compliance and Accreditation: Ensure compliance with external standards and maintain accreditation for relevant programmes, managing external assessments.
  • Delivery of Training: Design, prepare, and deliver learning interventions, covering practical and theoretical aspects, to meet organisational and individual learning needs.
  • Practical Assessments: Conduct practical and theory assessments, provide feedback, and recommend remedial actions to students.

About us

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place of care if needed.We also provide non-emergency patient transport services for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital and who are unable to travel unaided because of their medical condition or clinical need.

Alongside the other emergency services, we also work to ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major incident.

We also deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct in 2013. This service was introduced to make it easier for people to access local NHS healthcare services in England. It provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you have read the full Job description and Person Specification before applying for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Hold a teaching/assessing qualification
  • A proven record of training delivery
  • Approved driving instructor (ADI)
  • Hold Diploma in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Instruction (DERADI)
  • Full driving licence with C1 category
  • Post-graduate level qualification or equivalent qualification and/or experience, supporting educational development, teaching, management
  • Evidence of recent CPD

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to design and deliver training programmes and meet student learning objectives including theory, practical delivery and assessment.
  • Demonstrate proven analytical and judgement skills, problem solving skills and ability to make and act upon decisions.
  • Strong management, motivational and leadership skills
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence persuasively, commanding confidence and respect from colleagues.
  • Ability to design and implement changes to improve systems and processes.
  • Proactive and self-motivated.
  • Ability to manage own time, work under pressure, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner.
  • Financial awareness and budgetary management experience
  • An understanding of the principles of equality of opportunities in relation to staff and service users.
  • Competence in the use of IT software and hardware for the maintenance of records and the development and production of reports

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven experience providing emergency and non-emergency driving instruction
  • Knowledge of national standards related to content delivered
  • Experience of designing training programmes

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work with a team to deliver effective and efficient training programmes
  • Project a professional image.
  • Willingness to work at a variety of locations, locally, regionally and occasionally nationally.
  • Must be highly motivated, flexible, persuasive influential and assertive.
  • Flexibility in working hours to support programme needs

Employer details

Employer name

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust





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