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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/11/2020.

Make Ready Operative

Job Reference: 247-SS-MROW-1120

East of England Ambulance Service Trust
Ambulance Support
Waveney, Gt.Yarmouth
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

Great healthcare requires great people. That’s why we are doing everything we can to recruit committed, skilled people – and to make sure we support our new and existing employees, so they choose to stay with us.


Have you ever wondered how YOU can make a difference contributing to saving lives every day? We at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Operations Support are dedicated and vital support network which assists our front-line vehicle fleet to provide around the clock emergency care to the people living in the East of England region 365 days a year.

The Trust has embarked on a transformation plan to ensure we can meet the challenges of the future by taking delivery of purpose-built ambulances and vehicles, and we have commissioned the building and upgrading of a large number of our Hubs across East Anglia. The Trust covers six counties - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

What do we offer? In addition to working within a fantastic team environment, we provide a comprehensive employment package - with opportunities for career progression, a competitive salary, an excellent pension plan, professional support, and benefits for you and your family. We also provide comprehensive training for the new electronic equipment, the tools to carry out the job and a Trust uniform.


37.5hr/wk. Shift pattern covering 12-hour days & nights, covering 365 days

Your duties will be replacing and re-stocking vital equipment within an emergency vehicle; this will also include having a firm understanding of why this process happens and what it would mean if any part of this vital process happens and what it would mean if any part of this vital process was missed. As a Make Ready Operative, you will be working at a new or refurbished ambulance Make Ready Centre and the service you would provide of cleaning our vehicles using systematic processes with specialist equipment is both essential and critical - making you a vital part and an essential link between the paramedics and the patient care we deliver.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a high attention to detail, working to a high standard, be able to follow step by step instructions and be able to work as part of a team. You will also have good communication skills and a basic understanding of IT. Your role will also involve moving ambulances and vehicles so a UK driving licence is required and for you to be willing to undertake training for a C1 licence within a set timeframe.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Glenn Basham, Make Ready Group Lead or 07921028931

We encourage you to ensure that your application relates to the Person Specification (provided as part of the Job Description or as a separate attachment).

Please note that if you have not had a response from us after one month of submitting your application, you have not been shortlisted for interview.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought via their Human Resources Department and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and email address of the Human Resources Department and indicate your current/previous line manager and their departmental details.

All appointments will be subject to currently having a clean disciplinary record.

Please be advised that a No Smoking Policy is in operation throughout the Trust.

Under the Trust's commitment 'Positive about Disabled People', if you consider yourself as having a disability and you meet the minimum selection criteria for any post, you will get an automatic interview. By minimum selection criteria we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates the essential requirements as set out in the person specification and advertisement for a post.

We aim to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.

If you have a disability and wish to send in an alternative format of the application form please contact the Recruitment Team on 01234 243200

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep this information in mind when preparing your submission.

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