Get started in the ambulance service!
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 25 February 2024
Are you interested in working for the Ambulance Service?
Join the Princes Trust from 27th - 29th February for a career access course in partnership with South Western Ambulance Service. On completion of the course you will be guaranteed a spot on an assessment day to interview for a position with SWAST.
You must be available to attend the assessment day on 12th March.
By attending this course, you will:
Learn more about South West Ambulance Service and what they're looking for
Learn about the recruitment process
Be given exclusive tips for your application
Learn more about the roles on offer.
Roles available on the day:
ECA - Emergency Care Assistant
VPO- Vehicle Preparation Operative
EMD- 999 Call Handler
For more information about this course or the roles on offer, sign up using the following link and a member of the Princes Trust team will be in touch.
DO NOT APPLY USING THIS VACANCY. ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAMME ON THE PRINCES TRUST WEBSITE.
Main duties of the job
Vehicle Preparation Operative
The role is a key operational support function which ensures patient safety whilst supporting Operations in meeting its targets. Main duties include detailed cleaning and infection prevention & control activities, checking and inspecting medical devices, restocking consumables, refuelling and driving vehicles across various locations.
Emergency Medical Dispatcher
When you ring 999 your call goes through to one of our two Control Rooms based in Exeter and Bristol. Our trained Call Handlers are the first point of contact to the ambulance service for people experiencing a medical emergency. When you receive a call, you are responsible for recording the right information, sometimes under difficult circumstances and offering advice or reassurance to the caller/patient. You will enter details onto a computer system about the patient and their condition which categorises the seriousness of the illness or injury, to ensure that the patient receives the most appropriate care from us.
Emergency Care Assistant
The role of ECA is to attend incidents and assist practitioners in delivery of clinical and personal care on the front line. Main responsibilities include driving under Blue Light conditions, responding to any and all calls including anything from accidents, sudden illnesses and planned patient transfer requests.
At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees, our patients and the communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individuals and to enable a positive, welcoming environment where our people and their careers can thrive in.
We employ over 6,000 employees mainly clinical, operational and emergency response staff as well as supporting roles. We also employ Doctors and volunteers which include community first responders and fire co-responders.
We take all the steps needed to provide the most compassionate patient care possible whilst also providing an enjoyable and safe place to work. We actively promote a positive set of behaviours as being key to our performance both individually and collectively. Our recruitment, selection and screening processes are designed to uphold these standards and we invite all our candidates to actively share with us through these processes how they will bring these behaviours to life.
For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification attached.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).