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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2019.

Vehicle Preparation Operative

Job Reference: 217-VN178-19-20

West Midlands Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust
217 Dudley Hub
See advert
£17,652 to £19,020 pa

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.


Vehicle Preparation Operative




Salary:            Band 2 £17,652 – £20,795 plus any unsocial hours enhancements relevant to the post as per the NHS Terms & Conditions 2018

Hours:            37.5 hours per week (12 hour day & night shifts, covering 365 days)

Base:              Black Country (Dudley, DY1 3BZ / Sandwell, B71 1PH / Willenhall, WV12 4LF HUBs)


West Midlands Ambulance Service is looking to build up a reserve pool of Vehicle Preparation Operative in order to cover any future vacancies which may arise over the next 6 months.

You will work as part of a team responsible for the Make Ready preparation of emergency vehicles, ambulances and cars.  Vehicles are to be checked to ensure they are roadworthy, deep cleaned and stocked with the correct clinical equipment consumables.

Applicants must have a good standard of education with a minimum of 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above including English & Maths or willing to undertake a level 2 qualification within the first 12 months in post along with a full UK driving licence which must show full or provisional C1 at the point of application. (applicants with provisional C1 licences will then be required to complete their full C1 licence within the first 6 months or employment)

Successful applicants will be expected to work full rotating shifts covering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 52 weeks a year including days, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£40 for an enhanced check or £23 for a standard/basic 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 23rdSeptember 2019


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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