Vacancies at HIOWAA

Volunteer Officer (Recruitment)

Location: Southampton

Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Contract length: Initially a fixed term contract of 12 months

Hours of Work: Full-time, 5 days per week (37.5 hours)

Are you looking for a challenging role within a Charity where you can really make a difference?

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance began operations in 2007 and every day the crew provide an efficient, prompt response to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses, and many other incidents throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The Charity’s offices are based in Nursling.  It is a busy and friendly team and they agree that it is a fantastic place to work.

The continued success of the Charity relies on the on-going support provided by our many volunteers and so this is a crucial role within the organisation.

Your main objectives will be to:

  • To recruit skilled volunteers for HIOWAA
  • To create a volunteer recruitment strategy for HIOWAA
  • To increase the number of HIOWAA volunteers
  • To develop new and suitable volunteering roles for HIOWAA

Hours of Work:

5 full days per week.  You will need to attend events during evenings/weekends fairly regularly.  You will adapt your hours during those weeks so that you still only work 5 days.

Skills required:

  • Sound knowledge of volunteering/working for a charity
  • Experience of working in a similar role or within HR/recruitment
  • Strong organisational and event planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Wide knowledge and experience of computer software: Microsoft Office, event planning software, and Databases
  • Excellent literacy skills with excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A full, clean UK Driving License (you may need to drive Charity vehicles to events)

To apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to

A full job description is available on request.

Closing date for applications 17th March 2017

Joint Head of Operations

Two of the leading Air Ambulance Charities in the UK – The Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have collaborated to create a new and exciting post of Head of Operations. The charities have a long and successful history of cooperation and operationally they work very closely together. Both their aircraft and operating patterns are the same and both services work within the NHS Ambulance Service region (South Central). As a result of this partnership, having one Head of Operations, to oversee both operations and speak with “one voice” to the ambulance service stakeholder, is key.

Remuneration – Excellent
Location – Flexible

Reporting jointly to both CEOs, the Head of Operations will act as a senior member of the charities’ management teams, with specific responsibilities for the delivery and ongoing development of the Air Ambulance operations. You will not only help to shape future operational strategy for both charities, but also ensure that “best practice” is achieved and maintained at all times.

Responsibilities will include:

● Advising the charity CEOs and Trustees on all operational matters.

● Developing the operations annual budgets for review and approval by the CEOs and Trustees.

● Liaison with the helicopter service provider (Babcock) to ensure that day-to-day activities are delivered in accordance with the Service Agreement, Sharing Agreement and Concept of Operations.

● Liaison with the Ambulance Service (SCAS) to ensure that day-to-day activities are delivered in accordance with the Service Level Agreement and Concept of Operations.

● Addressing any operational issues with Babcock, SCAS and the charities and escalating as appropriate.

● Analysis and production of data to support performance monitoring, data analysis and decision making.

● Identifying and coordinating the development of business cases for new services and equipment.

● Liaison with SCAS, Clinical Governance Leads and other training coordinators to ensure that paramedic and PHEM doctor training is progressing and is properly coordinated.

● Liaising with hospitals to ensure that landing sites and patient receiving facilities remain sufficient for Air Ambulance operations.

● Attendance and reporting at all essential operations meetings.

Potential candidates for this unique opportunity will be successful operations professionals, who may be currently working within the NHS, emergency services, aircraft/helicopter or airports, but we are equally interested in the profiles of operations professionals who could be interested in taking on an exciting new challenge in a different sector. The strongest candidates for this role will demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the context of public and charitable sector organisations and the ability to engage and influence a diverse community to deliver the strategic goals. You will have experience in a leadership role, involving the management of people, systems, policies and procedures. You will be a flexible individual who is comfortable dealing with employees and external partners at all levels. Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills are a must in a role that manages complex stakeholder relationships to achieve results by influence rather than authority. You will also be a strategic and creative thinker able to articulate and deliver the vision and drive needed to always keep the operations relevant and forward thinking.

If you are interested to hear more, please feel free to call our retained consultant – Simon Bell at Grays Search and Selection on 07766 714 951.

The closing date for applications will be 27th February 2017.

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