Bristol, City of Bristol
£37,944 - £48,616 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


About the Role

40 Hours per week

£37,944 - £48,616 Subject to banding*

We are currently looking for a National Equipment Manager to join our friendly, fast-paced Logistics team at St John Ambulance. Reporting to and working closely with our Head of Logistics, the National Equipment Manager will be responsible for ensuring outstanding operational delivery by ensuring that our people have access to appropriate and well-maintained equipment at all times. This is an excellent opportunity to join a developing team on a permanent, full-time basis, offering the flexibility of being based at any of our offices across England, as well as the opportunity for remote working.

In this exciting and varied role, you will ensure that all equipment and devices are procured, serviced, maintained, and repaired and disposed of in line with the needs of the organisation and manufacturers specifications. You will be responsible for leading on a variety of key tasks including leading on the relationships with suppliers, development of technical specifications for all SJA equipment and standardisation of medical equipment procurement.

You will also be responsible for maintaining a national asset register of all equipment and devices and advising senior managers on processes and building business cases for the procurement of new equipment.

Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)

*Please note that this role is currently under review by our job banding team and the salary will be dependent on the final decision on the banding of the role in line with our current pay structure.

About You

You will have experience of managing a medical equipment servicing and inspection team and an excellent knowledge of medical equipment. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail as well as the ability to delegate and prioritise effectively. You will also have experience in standardisation and service improvement and ideally have experience in the purchase and supply of medical equipment.

About Us

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.

Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat and the communities we serve.

We are a team of 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid.

You will receive;

  • Competitive salary & pension scheme
  • Cycle to work s
  • Health and Wellbeing portal - Access to financial, health and wellbeing guidance and support.
  • Discounts - Blue Light, NHS Discounts and SJA discounts including discounts on mobile phone, gym membership, cinema, restaurants, holidays and shopping-including your weekly food shop.

Interview Date: 20 December 2021

Application Review Date: 15 December 2021

We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so are particularly interested in applications from women, trans and non-binary people, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with different accessibility needs.

Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.


More about St John Ambulance

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Posted on: 03 December 2021
Closed date: 15 December 2021
Job ref: 156082CHJ
Tags: Operations