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Ambulance Vehicle Preparation (AVP) Operative

Job Reference: 174-AVP-BTM-110619-MB

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Mobile Ambulance Vehicle Preparation role
Leeds Ambulance StationAmbulance Station, Saxton Lane, LEEDS LS9 8HE, , Leeds
£17,652 to £19,020 per an

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) serves over 5 million people in the Yorkshire region covering an urban and rural area of almost 6,000 square miles and operates over vastly differing terrain ranging from isolated moors and dales to city centres, large urban areas and coastal stretches. YAS employs around 5000 staff and has over 2000 volunteers working together to provide 24 hour accident and emergency healthcare services through our Communication centres and frontline A&E crews and our Patient Transport Service (PTS) that conveys in excess of 1.1 million patients to and from their hospital appointments across Yorkshire and neighbouring counties each year. YAS is an integral part of all the health communities across Yorkshire and we are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care.

Applicants are advised to read all the information in this advert and the supporting information BEFORE completing and submitting their application.As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

We pride ourselves on absolutely everyone that works within the Trust contributing to the achievement of our Vision 'To be trusted as the best urgent and emergency care provider, with the best people and partnerships, delivering the best outcomes for patients'. We also want people to join us that can equally uphold our organisational values:

  • Compassion
  • One Team
  • Innovation
  • Resilience
  • Empowerment
  • Integrity

All invites to attend appointments regarding the selection process will be sent electronically to the email address that was provided at the time of the application. IT IS IMPORTANT, that you read your emails on a regular basis and respond as necessary.

Benefits We Offer:
Flexible working arrangements
Childcare/Carer support
Learning and development
Occupational Health and counselling services
NHS Pension scheme

To meet our expanding and developing AVP requirements we are now able to offer further vacancy opportunities to join our existing dedicated AVP Operative teams within Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

This exciting opportunity for a Mobile AVP Operative is now available at our Leeds Ambulance Station.

A DRIVING LICENSE WITH C1 CLASS IS ESSENTIAL - You will be required to confirm within your application that you hold a full C1 Category on your license.

This post a fixed term 1 year contract and is an average 37.5. hour per week contract based on a Monday To Thursday 4 nights a week including Bank Holidays preparing our frontline operational vehicles. The working days and times are dependent upon current provision required to meet operational/patient demand, but will be part of a rotational schedule if required. These contracted working times also attract unsocial hour’s payment.

Unsociable hours are paid for weekend and night shift hours worked

Holiday entitlement is between 27 days and 33 days depending on length of NHS service plus bank holidays.

Please ensure you read and understand the attached job description before completing your application. Completion of the Supporting Information section within your application is essential and please include any relevant experience, knowledge and/or role related qualities to support your application.

Duties to include:

Ambulance Vehicle Preparation Operatives process ambulance service vehicles in a prescribed and controlled way that ensures each ambulance is fully equipped and prepared to attend and treat a patient. The role is a key operational support function, which ensures patient safety whilst supporting Operations in meeting its targets. Main duties include detailed cleaning and Infection Prevention and Control activities, checking and inspecting medical and lifting & handling equipment, restocking all consumables and completing vehicle checks. Other duties include the preparation of consumables, stock control, re-fuelling and moving vehicles across various locations, recording all daily activities and the repatriation of equipment from Hospital Trusts.

The successful candidates must be flexible in their approach and convey a personal commitment to demonstrating the YAS values and behaviour's.

You must be reliable and conscientious with a good eye for detail and be able to work individually and as part of a small team.

No experience is required as full training will be given.

Our training package includes NVQ2 and NCFE.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Andrew Hunter

0777 194 3071

Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy “Embracing Diversity - Promoting Inclusivity” highlights Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s commitment to having a diverse and inclusive workforce reflecting the communities and patients we serve across the Yorkshire region. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates from all sections of the diverse community and signals our commitment to embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability under the “Disability Confident Scheme”.

Disclosure and Barring Service
YAS is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Most posts are subject to a DBS.


Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) need to collect personal information about you in order to process your application for employment - It will also form the basis of a confidential personal record in electronic format. The data will be retained for administrative and statistical reporting purposes.

Following completion of your Recruitment it will be held for one year and will then be destroyed under secure conditions.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act, the information provided on this form will only be disclosed to those who have a legitimate reason to see it.

The lawfulness of processing this information under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act is for Legitimate Purposes 6(f) and in compliance with legal obligations 6(c).

The Trusts Data Protection Officer can be contacted if you have any questions about how we handle your personal data by emailing

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