Operational Lead (South) Ambulance Support
Location: UK Flexible (hybrid working between home and office covering South UK)
Contract type: 12-month fixed term contract
Hours per week: 35
Salary: £38,012 per annum (plus £3,344 Inner London Weighting allowance if applicable)
Are you an experienced leader with the ability to develop a high-performance culture?
About this opportunity
As Operational Lead (South) you will work as part of a national British Red Cross Ambulance Support leadership team taking responsibility for the development and implementation of local plans aligned to the strategy.
Reporting to the Head of Ambulance Support you will be required to take responsibility for the achievement of specific performance, service q uality, finance, and growth targets along with ensuring that statutory and regulatory compliance is maintained at all times and that systems are in place to assure and evidence compliance.
You will build and maintain positive relationships with key commissioning and partner agencies, including local NHS Ambulance Trusts and secure levels of contracted income in line with growth targets, establishing British Red Cross as a “go to” provider of high-quality ambulance and clinical services within your geographical area of responsibility.
You will Collaborate closely with leads from supporting internal directorates to ensure ambulance support plans are aligned to broader organisational plans
Ambulance Support operations in the south are currently active in Kent, Bristol and South Wales with an aim to grow across the south of the UK in 2022.
Diversity is something we celebrate
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
This role might be for you if…
You have knowledge of the environment in which ambulance services operate within the UK. You have detailed knowledge of the statutory and regulatory responsibilities of ambulance service providers in the UK. You have excellent tactical and operational planning skills and are able to develop plans consistent with national strategy and direction. You have excellent communication skills and can Liaise and network at a senior level with external partners. You have experience managing budgets with associated stringent income / expenditure targets. You have excellent analytical skills coupled with commercial acumen You are resilient with the ability to cope with a demanding workload, competing priorities, and challenging performance agenda
If you have a recognised qualification in in management or another relevant field this will be advantageous, as will an operational ambulance qualification or clinical background.
(Please read the full Role Profile / Job Description for more information about this vacancy including responsibilities and full person specification)
Meet the Team
Our Ambulance Support services are a core capability and are crucial in the development of activities for the British Red Cross. In Ambulance Support we seek to grow our exposure and reputation with key partners in the Health and Care sector.
Our Ambulance support work is primarily contract driven and based around agreements to provide a range of services from Non-Emergency Patient Transport to Emergency and Urgent Care ambulance support.
The Ambulance Support service focuses its activities to support vulnerable individuals where health inequalities have been identified, whilst building capacity to surge during local and national crisis.
Closing date for applications is (23:59), Wednesday the 8th of December 2021 with interviews anticipated to be held on Friday 17th of December.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:
36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave Up to 6% contributory pension Flexible working policy Genuine investment in your development A little bit more about us…
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country – we’re there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct i n place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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