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Qualified Paramedic (bank)

Job Reference: 195-21-256-MMC

South Central Ambulance Service
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire


We are looking for qualified paramedics to join the Trust on a bank basis to be based specifically from the following stations:

South East – North Harbour, Petersfield

North East – High Wycombe

North North – Milton Keynes, Stoke Mandeville

North South – Reading 

North West – Adderbury, Didcot

Are you a Qualified Paramedic who has been working for an NHS Trust or a private provider? Are you looking to work on a flexible basis where you can choose your shifts and balance work and personal commitments?

If the answer is 'yes', then this is your opportunity to work for a progressive, innovative and caring Trust which has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commissioning group (CQC).

A SCAS bank agreement offers a flexible way of working, whereby you can do as few as one shift in three months or as many as you want (ensuring compliance with the Working Time Directive). Bank working could be your main method of working or a secondary role. As one of our bank workers, you will be able to pick shifts from an online system which will automatically allocate you work without the need to call us, making the process quick and easy.

We are looking for applicants who are:

  • highly motivated

  • passionate about high quality patient care

  • professional

  • trained to drive under blue-light conditions

  • compassionate and able to remain calm under pressure

  • emotionally and physically resilient and a good communicator

All we need you to have is:

  • Current registration with the HCPC

  • Qualified Paramedic status in the UK (must have completed the NQP portfolio at the point of application)

  • Full valid UK manual driving licence including Category C1, with no more than 3 points.The Trust motor insurers would not entertain inclusion of any applicants who had had their driving licence removed following a Dangerous Driving or Drink or Drugs offence for a minimum period of 5 years from when their licence is reinstated. Each case would need to be passed to Trust brokers / insurers in order for the individual circumstances to be taken into account.

  • Emergency Ambulance Driving Level 3 qualification (IHCD or FutureQuals).

    In return we can offer…

  • Five days of clinical updates training and SCAS familiarisation

  • A two- day driver training update delivered by our specialist driver training team

  • Regular clinical updates

  • Access to continuing professional development (CPD)

  • Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme

The finer details:

  • If successful at application, you will be invited to an online interview and a driving and lifting assessment.
  • The 5-day clinical training programmes starting on 21st June and 12th July are not residential so you will need to be able to get to our Education Centre in Whiteley, Southampton, on your own and at your own cost.
  • All successful candidates who are offered a job with us will have to obtain clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) and our Occupational Health provider as well as satisfactory references covering at least the last 3 years.
  • As part of your application you will be asked to advise us of your base station preferences. We will then do our best to match your preferences to available vacancies at the time. We can’t guarantee placing you in your first preference but we will do our best.

For more details of the role please look at the job description and person specification attached.

Note: you will need to meet the essential criteria as a minimum in order for your application to be shortlisted.You must also have completed your Consolidation of Learning portfolio and have demonstrable experience of working as a Paramedic.

For more information visit our website link under the contact section or find us on YouTube – SCAS999films.


Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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