Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2022.

NHS 111 Health Advisor (Call Handler)

Job Reference: 195-22-111HAPT-AMR

South Central Ambulance Service
195 14 NHS 111 South - Training
£20,330 to £21,777 pa

NHS 111 Health Advisor Part-Time

One Career, Many Roles


111 Health Advisors are mediators, influencers, pacifiers and life savers – no two calls are the same.


As a 111 Health Advisor, you will take a variety of incoming calls from patients, providing them with an appropriate response to urgent healthcare needs within a timeframe. This could range from booking a GP appointment, advising them to attend an out of hour’s service or even dispatching an ambulance.


You need to be a good communicator with an excellent telephone manner. It is essential that you are computer literate and keen to learn new skills. You must be passionate about high quality patient care and be caring and able to remain calm under pressure.

You will also have the opportunity to grow your career, specialising in different areas such as coaching new staff, auditing or becoming a team leader!

It can be a tough job, but in return you will receive great pay, training, benefits and have the support of a strong team.


How to apply

The online application begins with important details such as your skills and attributes and what you can bring to the role.

If successful, you will then be invited to an assessment day to see if you have the essential criteria expected of a 111 Health Advisor. On the day you will have an assessment and a formal interview with our team leaders.


To be a 111 Health Advisors you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have the right to work in the UK

  • Becommitted to excellence to our patients

  • Caring and understanding

  • Good communication skills

  • Commitment to quality


You will need to be able to commit to a 6-week full time training programme which will be fully paid.

Day and Evening training times available. The 6 weeks training consists of classroom based training, listening to calls and coaching in the call centre. The training will take place in Southern House, Otterbourne for the classroom elements.

*We are offering a great basic salary of £20,330 (for full-time)

The class room training and coaching periods are both full-time (37.5 hours a week).

After that we can offer contracts at 12 or 18 hours a week.

On top of the great salary, you could earn even more!

During the week, hours worked between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. will be paid at roughly £14 an hour. It’s also £14 per hour for any Saturday hours.

Working on Sundays and Public Holidays will earn roughly £17.60 per hour



  • Training and support from our dedicated in house education team.

  • A nationally recognized qualification in Pathways.

  • Access to continual professional development and opportunities within SCAS and the NHS

  • Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme.

  • Enrolment into the NHS Pension Scheme

  • NHS Discounts in over 200+ stores including Holidays, Days out, Car insurance, Restaurants and Clothing.

Disability support

Tell us if you have a disability when you apply and we can offer reasonable adjustments to help with the Formal interview and Assessment.

Still interested?

Get your application in quickly!

There are more details on the job description andperson specification attached to this advert on the right hand side. Please read them both carefully before you apply.

Please be advised that we reserve the right to close this campaign earlier than the advertised closing date.

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.

The government has announced that from 1 April 2022, all frontline NHS staff, health and social care workers, and volunteers working in England who have face-to-face contact with service users, will need to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are medically exempt.

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. 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 well as standard NHS benefits like generous holiday entitlement and an excellent pension scheme, we offer lots of extras for our staff. You can find out more information here –

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Gold
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • CQC Good
  • Corporate Covenant
  • Step Into Health
  • Veteran Aware