EMD to Paramedic Programme

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 18 August 2024

Job summary

Change your life to save lives - career pathway to Paramedic

If you've always thought about a career in the NHS but life simply got in the way, or you've recently started thinking about career options, we have the perfect development opportunity for you at South Western Ambulance Service on our Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) to Paramedic Pathway programme.

Our programme offers a varied career journey over a period of 6 years, initially working as a 999 Call Handler (EMD), before spending some time working on the frontline as an Emergency Care Assistant working on an ambulance, supporting a registered paramedic in caring for our patients. This will then lead to entry to the Paramedic apprenticeship degree programme with Cumbria University, during which you will earn whilst you learn and obtain a degree in Paramedic Science and professional registration as a Newly Qualified Paramedic. Progression through each elements of the programme will be guaranteed, subject to you demonstrating the capability and competency required within each role.

Your Background

We are looking for people to join us who are caring, compassionate and good at communicating. Particular skills and requirements we are looking for include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Be prepared to work shifts (24/7 rota providing cover on weekends, nights and bank holidays)
  • GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English, or the equivalent Functional Skills certificate

Main duties of the job

For further information, please view the attached 'EMD to Para Full Advert' document.

Please note, if shortlisted for this role, you will be invited to an assessment centre.

Assessments for shortlisted candidates will take place on

24th September in Exeter

25th September in Bristol

About us

Working for us is an experience like no other. We provide emergency and urgent care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, operating across the largest ambulance region in England of 10,000 square miles and responding to an average of 2,650 incidents every day.

We remain committed to ensuring that we provide the best possible care for all our patients, which is reflected in our new five-year strategy which has continually improving patient care at its very core.

At the heart of our beautiful and diverse region we employ over 6000 people and are supported by over 575 volunteers.

If you embody our values of one team, compassionate and innovative and are looking to make a real difference to peoples' lives, then we would love to hear from you.

In return we will equip you with the skills, resources and development you need to thrive in your role.

You will have opportunities to progress to roles at a higher pay grade and enjoy continuous professional development.

Benefits

  • Competitive NHS salary
  • A standard working week of 37.5 hours
  • Holiday entitlements of 27 days per year, plus general and public holidays, rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Pay enhancements for out of hours, shift and overtime working
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Career and salary progression
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Free parking across Trust sites
  • Cycle-to-work and other salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff networks
  • Access to a wide range of discounts from various organisations across the UK

Date posted

02 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£22,816 to £24,336 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

202-6441026

Job locations

Bristol or Exeter EOC

Bristol or Exeter

BS32 4QJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Experience of inputting data accurately and quickly using a keyboard
  • Basic computer literacy
  • GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English, or the equivalent Functional Skills

Desirable

  • C1 driving licence
  • Full UK manual driving licence held for at least one year with no current endorsements (a maximum of 6 points are permitted for some offences).
Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Experience of inputting data accurately and quickly using a keyboard
  • Basic computer literacy
  • GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English, or the equivalent Functional Skills

Desirable

  • C1 driving licence
  • Full UK manual driving licence held for at least one year with no current endorsements (a maximum of 6 points are permitted for some offences).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

Additional information

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).

Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bristol or Exeter EOC

Bristol or Exeter

BS32 4QJ


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bristol or Exeter EOC

Bristol or Exeter

BS32 4QJ


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

HR Services

HR Services

HRServices@swast.nhs.uk

03003690360

Date posted

02 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£22,816 to £24,336 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

202-6441026

Job locations

Bristol or Exeter EOC

Bristol or Exeter

BS32 4QJ


Supporting documents

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