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Qualified Paramedic - Band 6

Job Reference: 202-228-17

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Trustwide into the Holding Pool
£26,565 - £35,577 pa plus up to 25% unsocial

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was the first Ambulance Trust in the country registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) demonstrating the highest levels of service quality, performance and financial management. SWAST delivers high performing emergency and urgent care to the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset along with NHS 111 services for Cornwall and Dorset.

SWASFT offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to patients, ensuring long-term sustainability and financial strength for the future.

Join us and you’ll find an Ambulance Service that understands the better we look after you, the better equipped you’ll be to look after our patients. We listen and work with our staff to ensure a progressive, clinically advance service which takes account of feedback, organisational learning and provides staff with the equipment and support necessary to help them fulfil their demanding roles.

Geographically we are the largest ambulance service in the country, covering one fifth of the country including some of its most beautiful and life enriching locations. Whether you crave a coastal location, the best of the British countryside or the historic cities of Bath, Exeter, Bristol and Cheltenham to name but a few, our location provides the best of everything.

Our diverse geography which includes some very remote rural communities has driven our ambition to equip all our staff with the training, support and skills they need to deliver a higher level of care, enabling more of our patients to be treated closer to home and resulting in the lowest conveyance rate across the Ambulance Sector.

Our commitment to supporting our staff is evidence by many of our better than average staff survey results and in our commitment to a dedicated clinical career framework, which supports the career development of paramedics into specialist and/or managerial roles with many of our current staff in these roles having developed internally.

Applicants must have held a full driving licence for at least 1 year, with no more than 3 penalty points allowed for some offences. You must also hold the C1 category on your driving licence. Applicants who already hold the IHCD Advanced Driving qualification will be prioritised, however SWASFT can provide this course if you are not yet qualified.

Interviews and assessments are scheduled at approximately 6 weekly intervals, and shortlisting will be done in line with this timescale. All candidates will be informed of the shortlisting decision, although this may be outside of the SWAST standard 4 week notification period mentioned below.

‘This position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means that you must declare all criminal convictions, including those that would otherwise be considered "spent" on the attached DBS Declaration Form.’

Any documents attached to this advert must be downloaded and emailed to or posted to the HR Services team, SWAST HQ, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY. Applications received without these completed documents may not be shortlisted. Please note that some vacancies may not have any relevant attachments.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

If you are shortlisted for this post, we will normally send you a direct email to the address entered on your application form.

We will also send messages through your NHS Jobs account, to keep you updated on your application process. To access emails from us via NHS Jobs, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

I am sure that you will appreciate the financial pressures on NHS organisations and our desire to prioritise resources into patient care. Whilst we would wish to respond to all correspondence, we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working towards equal opportunities. Due to under representation within the Trust we would particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups, women and those with a disability.

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