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Ambulance Operations


£26,208 during probation + up-to 20% USH and overtime incentives

About the Role

42 hours per week

St. John Ambulance are looking for passionate people, wanting to make a difference to join their team of Emergency Ambulance Crew providing specialist critical care transfer services for neonatal, paediatric, and adults across the East Midlands. You will be working closely with specialist transport clinicians from the ACCOTS (Adult Critical Care Transfer Service), CenTre (Central Trent Neonatal Transfer Service), CoMET (Children's Medical Emergency Transfer) and ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) teams. Using a fleet of modern bespoke C1 Ambulances you will be part of a team who deliver first class critical care transfer services to some of the most poorly patients, ensuring they receive the right care for their needs.

Successful candidates must either already have C1 driving entitlement on their licence or can prove... that they are working towards obtaining it, have no more than 3 points on their driving licence, have a good level of general education and be willing to commit to 10 weeks residential training to become qualified Emergency Ambulance Crew, as well as undertaking Level 3 CERAD ambulance response driver training.

This is a demanding, challenging but highly rewarding role, which involves a variety of shift working, including days, nights, bank holidays and weekend working.

About You

To be considered for the role you must be educated to GCSE level and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You should have a minimum of 12 months driving experience and hold a full UK driving licence with a maximum of three penalty points. All applicants must have a C1 on their licence. Those working towards this would be required to have it by an agreed start date. Candidates will need to have an enhanced full DBS check (which we provide) and complete a health check to ensure they are able to take up frontline work. This is a shift based role in a team that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shifts are 12 hours in duration and on a shift rotation basis. This is not a 9 to 5 role and will include rostered weekend, night and bank holiday working for which enhanced pay premiums are added.

About Us

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.

Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat and the communities we serve.

We are a team of 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid.

Find out more about us, including our new Ask Me campaign, at www.sja.org.uk

You will receive:
• Competitive salary & pension scheme with overtime and unsocial hours premiums
• An increasing annual leave allowance with continuous service
• Cycle to work scheme
• Group Life Assurance scheme
• Season ticket (travel) loans
• Health and Wellbeing portal - Access to financial, health and wellbeing guidance and support.
• Discounts - Blue Light, NHS Discounts and SJA discounts including discounts on mobile phone, gym membership, cinema, restaurants, holidays and shopping-including your weekly food shop.

Interview Date: TBC

Application Review Date: 31/07/2024

We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.

For all other candidates, or SJA volunteers wishing to apply, please apply below.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so are particularly interested in applications from women, trans and non-binary people, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with different accessibility needs.

Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only. Any speculative CVs submitted without invitation will not be considered
Castle Donington United Kingdom


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