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Student Paramedic

Job Reference: 217-VN331-17-18

Employer:
West Midlands Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Birmingham and Black Country
Salary:
Please see additional attachment

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Employer and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

The Trust is proud to support our Armed Forces community and have signed up to the Step Into Health initiative. We welcome applications from Armed Forces Veterans and Service leavers.


Student Paramedic

Base locations only available in the Birmingham & Black Country areas with most vacancies available at Willenhall and Erdington

Salary: Please see additional information document

Hours: 37.5 hours per week working full rotational shift patterns after the initial 20 week training period to include evenings, weekends, bank holidays, nights, Christmas, New Year and Easter

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is renowned for its Student Paramedic training programme and since its initial inception in 2010, we have successfully recruited over 1200 people into the role.

We are now looking to recruit more Student Paramedics to commence employment with us in 2018. Course dates include 14th May, 9th July and 13th August.

This exciting opportunity will enable successful applicants to be substantively employed by the Trust completing recognised qualifications via our Training Academy and one of our partner Higher Educational Institutions. The training programme takes approximately 30 months to complete and Student Paramedics are then upgraded to working as a Newly Qualified Paramedic for the Trust.

In addition to this Student Paramedics will follow a trailblazer apprenticeship programme and complete this as an additional qualification.

Applicants must hold their Full C1 at least 1 week prior to their start date. The Trust may be able to offer financial support to complete your category C1 driver training. Reimbursement of any financial support for your C1 training will then be required to be paid back via monthly deductions from your salary over a 12 month period.

Further information on the assessment process, training programme and salary information can be found in the application support pack which is attached and available on the Trust’s website.

Assessment days will take place over the coming months where shortlisted applicants will complete Stage 1 assessments consisting of Literacy, Numeracy and Highway Code written assessments and if successful will continue onto Stage 2 completing a driving, fitness assessment and an interview.

Stage 1 assessments are planned to take place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th March with Stage 2 assessments following on various Saturdays throughout March, April and May.

Please note that the tutor / lecturer delivered educational courses are mainly Monday to Friday and when completing operational shifts successful post holders will be required to work full rotational shift patterns including days, nights, weekends, bank holidays and public holidays.

Post Criteria

Our vibrant organisation is looking for applicants who hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (Inc. English, Maths & Science) plus an A – Level qualification. Equivalent qualifications may also be accepted and a list of these is available at the back of the application support pack. Applicants will be required to provide certificates for verification of all required qualifications at stage two of the selection process

Successful applicants must demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent patient care and have strong links to the West Midlands geographic area, almost always demonstrated by living within the area for 5 years.

Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence with Provisional Category C1 entitlement with no more than 3 points (consideration may be given to applicants with up to 6 points on their licence but this will be reviewed on an individual basis). You must have sent off your C1 application form including your medical D4 form to the DVLA at the point of application submission, please ensure that you select the appropriate response on the C1 application status question to confirm you have done this otherwise you will not be shortlisted.

Evidence of your provisional C1 will be required on the first selection day and all applicants must obtain their Full Category C1 no later than one week prior to allocated start date.

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We also support the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme and therefore guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

IMPORTANT

  1. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you.

  2. Do not delete the job from your account until you are certain you have not been shortlisted as this will prevent you from accessing any messages or important documents you may need to download.

  3. To enquire about your application or inform us of any changes in your circumstances please make contact through the NHS Jobs website & not to the individual Team Member

  4. Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including their email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01384 215896 for a paper application form.

PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT ENTITLED INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS.

Closing date for return of applications: Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Please note: Only fully completed application forms will be accepted.




Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£49 for an enhanced check or £30 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

We do endeavour to respond to all candidates on an individual basis. Therefore we do ask for your co-operation and patience whilst the short listing process takes place. After the closing date please ensure you check your emails & NHS Jobs account regularly as contact is usually made via this method.


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.



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