Ambulance Paramedic

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Job Overview

SECAmb are currently expanding our workforce and actively encouraging applications from Experienced Paramedics.

We know how busy you are and we are providing three Webinars to find out more about life in SECAmb beyond joining us as an Experienced Paramedic – future progression opportunities and how our assessment centres run.

These webinars are planned for

  • Thursday 18th August – 7pm
  • Monday 5th September – 7pm

Main duties of the job

Following the Webinars to show our commitment to you we have three initial assessment centres planned based in Bristol, Birmingham and Banstead (Surrey). To reduce your travel and come and meet us in person at our relaxed value-based assessment centre.

These will take place :-

Saturday 10 th September 2022 – Crawley College

Saturday 17 th September 2022 – Banstead

Saturday 1 st October 2022 – Bristol

Sunday 2 nd October 2022 – Birmingham.

Saturday 8 th October 2022 – Crawley College

SECAmb are pleased to sign up to the peoples promise and we know that most candidates will want to work full-time and cover a rotating shift pattern, however we recognise that this doesn’t work for all and have flexible part time contracts available with a minimum of 18.75 hours whilst employed as an Experienced Paramedic.

Regular Clinical conversion courses run throughout the year and we will book you onto a mutually agreed course.

Working for our organisation

Do you want to make a difference to frontline patient care? Come and join Team SECAmb.

Our vision is to become a world-class provider of emergency and urgent healthcare services in the pre-hospital and out of hospital environments. To help us achieve this aim we are recruiting for Experienced Paramedics.

We are looking for empathetic and committed individuals who are eligible to register with the HCPC and hold a BTECH Level 4, DipHE, FdSc or BSc award in Paramedic Science or Practice. Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of pre-hospital, be methodical and systematic and demonstrate compassionate care in their daily interaction with patients

Experienced Paramedics should hold the Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving and C1 Licence however if you do not please still apply and let us know at the assessment centres and we can offer you support to obtain both of these. Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of pre-hospital, be methodical and systematic and demonstrate compassionate care in their daily interaction with patients.

Applicants must also have the ability to deal with stressful and sensitive situations whilst being highly motivated and enthusiastic.

We want to support you through that transition and watch you grow through a tailored programme of personal and professional development within our Trust.

Following the revision of current national legislation (Vaccine as a Condition of Deployment), the Trust has reviewed our requirements relating to staff uptake of the SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) vaccination.

Going forward, for patient facing positions, we strongly recommend that new starters will be appropriately vaccinated unless medically exempt in order to offer greater protection against exposure to the virus for front line staff.

In line with this recommendation, if you are successful in your application for a front line post, we will seek information from you in relation to your vaccine status, including exemption status, as applicable.

Please note, all positions come with a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check relevant to the post. This will either be a basic, standard, or enhanced check depending on the role. The level of check will be outlined in the conditional offer letter sent to successful applicants.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to declare any unspent/unfiltered convictions. If you are shortlisted you will then be sent a self declaration form, which must be completed prior to attending interview. for any queries relating to declarations, please contact the Recruitment Advisor listed on the vacancy.

The Trust is passionately committed to being an inclusive employer – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. As an employer we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement networks, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

We actively support equality of opportunity for all our staff and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief. The Trust is making progress towards its aim of becoming more reflective of the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and disabled applicants and those from other under-represented groups.

The Equality Act 2010 protects disabled people – including those with long term health conditions, learning disabilities and hidden disabilities such as dyslexia. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments to ensure that any selection processes – including the interview – are fair and equitable. We are a committed Disability Confident Employer and offer on-going support, should you be successful, with any adjustments you may need when performing your role.

When completing the application please use your name as it appears on your passport and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

The majority of our roles will include some travel between sites for business purposes. If the vacancy you’re applying for includes work related travel, you will be required to ensure that you hold and have covered the cost of suitable car insurance to support this.

If you have previously applied for this role and were deemed not appointable at any stage of the recruitment process, you cannot normally apply for the same or similar role for a minimum of six months from the date of application. This is to allow time for the candidate to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format including large print or braille, please contact [email protected] stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last three years’ history.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion.

Please note that we contact all applicants via Trac Jobs and would advise you check your Trac Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

If you are a current SECAmb employee, by applying for this position, if successful you will move to the terms and conditions associated with the post. Any unsocial hours payments will be paid under the Section 2 agreement of agenda for change. If you are currently paid under Annex 5 and this post is the same banding as your current role, you can request to remain on Annex 5, or move to Section 2.

Section 2 unsocial hours will need to be claimed via your monthly timesheet. More information regarding section 2 can be found in the Agenda for Change handbook and on the our dedicated Section 2 page on The Zon e .

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