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Ambulance Crew

Job in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Ambulance Crew

Location: Teesside and Newcastle

36 hours per week


Salary: GBP GBP 18,508 per annum, rising to GBP 18,948 following successful completion of training.

Would you like to train to become a Qualified Ambulance Crew?

We're currently recruiting to a 'pool' in anticipation of our next intake of Ambulance Crew trainees. You don't need to have experience - we're looking for people with the desire to join our team and make a real difference to the lives of people in crisis.

Once qualified as ambulance crew, you will be responsible for the day to day operation and deployment of a Red Cross Emergency Ambulance working under contract for North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NEAS). 

Based in Newcastle or Middlesbrough, you will work on a rota basis mainly focused on weekends to meet our service delivery needs. You will be based at either Newcastle or Middlesbrough as your main base, but will be expected to work between the two.

In this role, you will respond to life threatening emergencies, or assist another qualified practitioners in delivering clinical and personal care and transporting patients. 

You'll utilise your qualification in selecting and applying appropriate equipment and skills to treat and transport patients in line with current protocols and Care Quality Commission standards.

When crisis strikes, we're first on the scene

Our Ambulance support work is contract driven and based around agreements to provide a range of services from patient transport to emergency ambulance support within the North of England.

Our services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we apply the same standards to our service delivery across the whole of the UK. Our fleet and equipment is comparable with those deployed by NHS services.

We're a close-knit team united by one goal - to save lives.

This role might be for you if

  • You've got a full, clean drivers licence. (Held for minimum of two years)
  • You're interested in working towards and achieving a Future Quals Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance, Emergency and Urgent Care Support and FutureQuals Level 3 Emergency Driving.
  • You're flexible - with the ability to respond to emergency call out events, you're also comfortable working shifts including unsocial hours, bank holidays, evenings and weekends as required.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position.

Closing date for applications is 23:59, Tuesday 5th November 2019.

All applicants who meet the shortlisting criteria will be invited to attend an assessment centre and interview which will be held week commencing Monday 25th November 2019, with Ambulance Training due to start in January 2020.

Successful candidates will be required to commence a 14-week training programme. The training is very intense and we look for successful candidates to commit to the role for least 18 months. There can be a financial implication for staff that leave within the first 18 months of employment and who have completed training.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 259 hours holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy extra annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension

A little bit more about us

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. 

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. 

Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led movement that connects those who have kindness to share, with the people who need it most.
We help people in crisis get the support they need anywhere in the UK and around the world.

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