St Johns Ambulance
Cardiff, Cardiff (On-site)
Competitive 00
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Sessional (2-3 days per month)

Location: Cardiff/flexible location – hybrid working

We’ve supported people and communities across Wales since 1880. We existed before the NHS in Wales and provided the earliest medical support to those who were sick or injured.

Since March 2020, we’ve worked closely with Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST) and NHS Wales, increasing our capacity, and developing new innovative ways of working to assist and relieve the overwhelming pressure on the frontline brought about by COVID-19.

We’ve helped by continuing to provide care and support to people when they’ve needed it most. This includes caring for people at Wales’ field hospitals, being there for people at vaccination centres and strengthening our Urgent Care Support within the ambulance service.

Now, in 2022, we continue performing a major role in strengthening community resilience and ensuring people are trained in first aid so they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

We fulfil key front-line roles to support vulnerable people, in addition to offering the opportunity for people from all backgrounds to develop their personal skills and confidence to support our charitable and income generating services whilst assisting their own career development.

As a charity, we partner with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust and NHS Health Boards, providing ambulance support services in addition to delivering our Falls Response Service, helping people who’ve fallen at home, back to their feet.

We maintain our reputation as being the leading organisation to deliver first aid training to both commercial businesses and local-based communities including schools throughout Wales.

We also give support to the people of Wales through:

  • Medical duties at events
  • Community based divisions
  • Falls Response Service
  • Community First Responders (CFR)

Our focus is developing new, innovative services to help us achieve our mission of saving lives and enhancing the health and wellbeing of communities in Wales.

We’re undergoing an extensive and exciting programme of modernisation, forward thinking, encompassing a review of our existing services, financial and workforce models and we’re developing a rejuvenated culture aligned to our core vision and values to improve our overall people experience.

Our Strategy 2025 Strategy_document_2025.01.pdf outlines our strategic priorities within which we will always strive for positive patient experience in all of our patient care – the patient comes first, developing clear and standard patient pathways to support and enhance positive patient outcomes.

The opportunity

This is a new role, the commitment for which is initially envisaged to be no more than two to three days per month, where the post holder will fulfil a key role in further reviewing and assessing the work programme needed to further strengthen clinical governance and to develop the clinical advisory model to support SJAC’s operations.

The Clinical Director is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team for St John Ambulance Cymru (SJAC), providing advice and ensuring high clinical standards and positive patient outcomes are central to delivery of its strategy. As a director, the post holder has joint corporate responsibility with other Directors for strategic direction, corporate policy making, and development and delivery of the Charity’s vision and objectives.

The post holder will inform strategy and be involved in key decisions to how operations are led and managed. They will chair the clinical leads group and be instrumental in ensuring the views of the joint professionals (medics/nurses/paramedics) are discussed and where necessary presented to the Executive Leadership Team. This role will professionally line manage the clinical leads, whilst supporting the recruitment, education, development and retention of clinical members.

This is a true leadership role where the post holder will seek to achieve objectives and demonstrate the highest standards of integrity, leadership and fairness at all times.

What you’ll need to be successful

To achieve the above, we’re looking for an experienced clinical leader, currently registered and revalidated with their healthcare professional body relevant to the operation of SJAC.

You will need to be able to demonstrate experience of leading on advisory clinical functions with a proven record of leading people and building productive teams, able to provide clinical leadership and guidance based upon up to date clinical experience and knowledge, the confidence and ability to provide executive and professional leadership and direction to a multi-professional clinical team with a comprehensive understanding of clinical governance, quality, and audit.

What you’ll get in return

In return, you’ll have access to a range of benefits including, but not limited to:

  • 31 days holiday (including bank holidays) – Pro rata
  • Access to a Blue Light Card, providing various discounts at more than 15,000 retailers.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Access to Private Medical Care
  • Home/flexible working
  • Various training and development opportunities

How to apply

Please submit an up-to-date CV and Statement of Suitability (no more than 2 sides A4) by clicking apply, before midday on Monday 18th July 2022.

Posted on: 27 June 2022
Closed date: 18 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management