Associate Ambulance Practitioner

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Job Overview

Qualified Associate Ambulance Practitioners

Would you like to be part of Team SECAmb, providing the very best care (rated Outstanding by the CQC, 2019) to the people of the south-east of England? If so, come and join us and embark on an exciting career as a qualified Associate Ambulance Practitioner.

This is a band 4 role – progressing to band 5 upon completion of 3,500 hours as an AAP. We will be able to offer band 5 to anyone who can evidence advance completion of 3,500 hours.

To succeed as an experienced Associate Ambulance Practitioner, you must have a genuine desire to serve the local community, demonstrate excellent communication skills, utilise your initiative, common sense and remain calm under pressure, whilst providing a patient-focused approach with a caring and empathetic nature.

We know how busy you are and we are providing Webinars to find out more about life in SECamb beyond joining us as a Associate Ambulance Practitioner, 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

In Order To Apply You Must Have

  • Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) Level 4 Diploma
  • A full and current driving licence, held for at least one year, with no more than three penalty points
  • A stable employment and attendance history
  • A caring disposition, demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of individuals
  • Also, candidates MUST hold a full C1 (manual) category on their driving licence as well as a Blue Light Driving Qualification prior to joining the Trust
  • Desirable-GCSE Maths and English, Grade A-C (4-9) or above (or equivalent

If you have misplaced your certificates, please request copies from the relevant examination board and upload a statement detailing this to the application form as required.

Job Location: TRUST LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO VACANCIES

Assessment Days

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

Working for our organisation

Upon joining the Trust, you will go straight into a 5-day clinical conversion course followed by a driving assessment. Please note that no annual leave will be authorised from this date until the course is completed.

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

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

Note: From 1 st October 2022, this role will be paid Band 5.

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 .

Follow our recruitment on Twitter @SECAmbRecruit and check out our Facebook page – SECAmb NHS Recruitment. You can also find us on Linkedin under South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

To apply for this job please visit careers.secamb.nhs.uk.