Secondment opportunity – HART Operations Advisor


Closing date for return of applications: Tuesday 13th October 2015

Salary: Band 7 £31.072 plus allowances where appropriate

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: National CBRN Centre – Coventry

Secondment Opportunity: 1 post 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a six-month secondment within the National Ambulance Resilience Unit for a dynamic and enthusiastic ambulance manager who has extensive knowledge of Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) operations and emerging threat-based responses. The successful applicant will support the NARU Capabilities Programme by coordinating specific compliance and assurance work streams reporting to the NARU Compliance Officer. These work streams will include the implementation of a revised safe system of work for HART teams and other specialist capabilities across the country. You will be involved in drafting operational procedures, national risk assessments and coordinating the interface with safety critical systems. Based at a Multi-Agency Centre within the College of Policing in Ryton, you will regularly travel to HART units around the country and visit other agencies including the Fire and Rescue Service, Police and voluntary agencies.

Your principle focus will be achieving an effective clinical response in high-risk environments whilst ensuring staff and patient safety. To achieve this you will have both an analytical mind and operational experience of delivering patient care in hazardous situations. You must be enthusiastic about effective risk management.

The secondment is fully funded and will require the successful applicant to reside away from home on occasions at the College of Policing in Ryton and other locations around the country as required. You will be required to work 37.5 hours over a 4 day period each week. The release date will be through negotiation with the successful applicant’s Trust but an early start is being sought.

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate the following (Please see Job Description for full list):

  • Operational / incident management experience in hazardous or high-risk environments.
  • Experience in drafting operating procedures and risk assessments.
  • Experience of assessing and applying safe systems of work.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of multi agency working within the emergency services environment.

If successful the candidate will be seconded to the NARU and NHS terms and conditions would apply.

Your next step: Applicants must have approval from their Trust prior to applying.

All applications should be submitted via NHS Jobs.

For further information on the role email:
Christian Cooper – NARU Compliance Officer:

The HART Project is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff. We will not discriminate on grounds of gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, faith or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work.

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We also support the two ticks ‘Positive about Disabled People’ scheme and therefore guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy.


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If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01384 215896 for a paper application form


Closing date for return of applications: Tuesday 13th October 2015


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