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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/04/2020.

BANK Expereienced Emergency Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 278-ECSW-COVID-LH

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has a vision to ‘support our staff to provide a caring, high quality and efficient urgent and emergency care service to our communities’.

Our 3,500 staff provide services to 4.7m people across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire. We handle over 1 million calls to 999 and 1 million calls to NHS 111 every year.

Are you able to help us, help others?

Bank Experienced Emergency Care Support Worker - Covid19 extra vacancies

Join us to help us support our community to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As an experience ECSW you will be responding to emergency, urgent and routine calls whilst working alongside a Paramedic, Technician or Associate Ambulance Practitioner to provide the very best care to the people of the South East.

Secamb are currently working through how to return to practice staff who have left employment either through choice or retirement, and at this time also welcome other experienced clinicians to apply to support the TRUST via a bank agreement.

As part of your role, you will provide ambulance aid and drive under emergency blue light conditions when required.

To succeed in this role, you must have a genuine desire to serve the South East. Demonstrating excellent communication skills, utilising your initiative, common sense and your ability to remain calm under pressure whilst providing a patient focused approach with a caring and empathetic nature.

Eligibility to apply:

You must hold a full C1 (manual) category on your driving licence, please upload a copy of the front and back of the photocard.

  • A full and current driving licence, held for at least one year, with no more than 3 penalty points. A Group 2 standard DVLA medical will also be required and there are restrictions for minimum uncorrected eye sight as part of this test, please refer to the DVLA for further guidance
  • Demonstrate a stable employment and attendance history.
  • Caring disposition, demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of individuals.
  • GCSE Maths and English, Grade C (4) or above (or equivalent)
  • Able to work effectively under direction or as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and members of the public.
  • Customer care experience e.g. care environment, nursing home or evidence of strong interpersonal/communication.


The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect 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, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants and those from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

If you have previously applied for this role and was 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 off line, please contact 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 3 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 NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

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

Follow our recruitment on Twitter @SECambRecruit and check out our Facebook page - SECAmb Recruitment

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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