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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/06/2020.

Student Paramedic

Job Reference: 217-VN054-20-21

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust
217 Dudley Hub
Birmingham & Black Country only
Please see additional information document

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

**Limited positions available for 2020 & Reserve Pool**

Salary: Please see additional information document

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

Locations: Erdington, Hollymoor, Sandwell, Dudley & Willenhall ONLY

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust is renowned for its Student Paramedic training programme and since its initial inception in 2010, we have successfully recruited over 1500 people into the role.

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.

Stage 1 Assessment days will take place on 14th, 16th & 18th June 2020 where shortlisted applicants must successfully complete a Highway Code written assessment and provide evidence of their qualifications before moving onto Stage 2 to undertake a driving and fitness assessment and an interview.

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 multi award winning 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 the first stage of the selection process. Please note that Statement of Results are not accepted.

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.

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

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£45 for an enhanced check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

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.



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Closing date for return of applications: Monday 8th June 2020

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 (£45 for an enhanced check or £28 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

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