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Workforce Team Manager, Wakefield

Role: Workforce Team Manager
Company: Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Location: Wakefield
Salary: £31,696 to £41,787 per annum
Job ref: 174-111WTM-160418-NW
Closing: 29/04/2018 23:59

At Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) we aspire to deliver world class care to the communities we serve, and are the commissioned provider for NHS 111 Call Centre services across the Yorkshire, Humber and Northern Lincolnshire regions. 

In line with our ambition to continuously improve the service we are able to offer the pivotal role of Workforce Team Manager within the NHS 111 Workforce Team. This role is vital in ensuring that we have the right resource available at the right time to meet patient demand. Applicants must have a strong understanding of the planning cycle and having the ability to foster excellent relationships internally and externally.  

The post holder will be responsible for providing insights and presenting planning statistics to all staff groups. Ensuring the release of rotation patterns, optimised to have the appropriate staff with the appropriate skills in the appropriate place.

Though not necessarily gained in the NHS, your management experience may well include similar, response-based operations where the successful co-ordination of teams in often time-pressured environments is key. You will be strategic and bring a structured approach to scheduling which delivers real benefits to day-to-day operations over the long term. 

Reporting to the Workforce and Performance Manager , you will be responsible for:

  • Meeting service levels and other operational performance objectives across the Trust
  • Ensuring effective and efficient utilisation of resources through roster patterns that ensure that capability is maintained in the most efficient and cost effective way without compromising service delivery 
  • Providing daily direction and communication to the Workforce Team so that staff requests are addressed in a timely, efficient, and knowledgeable manner 
  • Providing continual evaluation of processes and procedures, and suggesting methods to improve area operations, efficiency and service 
  • Assisting the operations management team in the design and implementation of effective and timely operational reports 

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • Relevant management experience in an operational / service improvement function 
  • Contact centre experience within an operational environment with extensive experience and understanding of call centre statistics and systems 
  • Experience in resource and capacity planning, including shift and roster design / workforce scheduling to match activity / demand profiles using forecasting methodologies 
  • Previous experience developing clear and concise capacity information reports with statistical analysis 
  • Experience of working with specialised planning tools and / or a strong understanding of other workforce planning and resourcing tools using Erlang formulae

We pride ourselves on absolutely everyone that works within the Trust contributing to the achievement of our Vision 'To be trusted as the best urgent and emergency care provider, with the best people and partnerships, delivering the best outcomes for patients'. We also want people to join us that can equally uphold and share our organisational values:

  • Compassion
  • One Team
  • Innovation
  • Resilience
  • Empowerment
  • Integrity 

YAS actively pursues a policy of equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly ethnic and minority groups who are presently under-represented in YAS. We support the ‘Positive about Disabled People’ scheme (the two ticks system) which means we guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities. Please note that reasonable adjustments for successful applicants with a disability will be made on appointment.

Please note the salary range stated in advertisements is calculated on a pro rata basis if the vacancy is part time. 

Disclosure and Barring Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). Should this position be subject to a DBS check the cost will be recovered from your salary as a one-off payment. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are £44.00 for an enhanced check and £26 for a standard check. 

All invites to attend appointments regarding the selection process will be sent electronically via the Trac Jobs Website to the email address that was provided at the time of the application. IT IS IMPORTANT, therefore, that you read your emails on a regular basis and respond as necessary. 

Benefits We Offer: 

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Childcare/Carer support
  • Ongoing Learning and development 
  • Free Occupational Health and counselling services
  • An excellent pension scheme

Please note that we operate a Smoke Free policy

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