Operations Manager

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Operations Manager

We are now seeking to appoint an Operations Manager to join our highly committed and established team at our airbase in Henstridge, Somerset, ensuring that our Air Ambulance in Dorset and Somerset is available for 19 hours a day – every day of the year. This new post has been created to cover the ever expanding and complex needs of our daily operations and to strengthen our existing leadership team.

This is non patient facing but key role, with the responsibility for the day-to-day management of the critical care medical service provision. We are looking for a dedicated individual to work closely with our Medical Lead and reporting to our CEO to deliver clinical governance and high-quality patient care, public and patient experience.

You will be the primary contact and operational interface with South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT), providers of clinical governance for our service.

In addition, the role will require the management of ground operations to ensure safety and efficiency at all times, working alongside key stakeholders within aviation and all relevant ground activities.  You will be required to provide on call support respond effectively to emerging needs with a flexible approach in line with the changing nature of the role.

For more information about the main duties and requirements for this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification:

Job Description

Person Specification

We are a supportive and vibrant charity with a strong team culture and commitment to our core values. If you like the sound of the role and feel you have the relevant experience, then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • Competitive salary: C£55,000pa (37.5 hours per week)
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Onsite parking
  • Generous pension scheme and benefits package

Closing Date:  Friday 23rd April 2021

Interviews to take place: Week commencing 17 May 2021.

To apply: Please email your CV and a supporting statement to: employment@dsairambulance.org.uk or post to Julie Plowden, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Landacre House, Chelston Business Park, Castle Road, Wellington, TA21 9JQ.

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