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Newly-Qualified Paramedic

Job Reference: 195-19-NQP-LSS

South Central Ambulance Service
Northern Cluster
Milton Keynes, Stoke Mandeville, Adderbury, Didcot, Kidlington, Oxford, Wexham, High Wycombe, Bracknell, Newbury & Reading
£24,214 to £30,112 pa


**Please note this vacancy is for candidates who currently have the Right to Work in the UK (do not require a visa) and have studied for their Paramedic qualification in the UK**

We are looking for individuals to join the Trust to be based specifically within our Northern Cluster stations. If you are confirmed to be based at Wexham or High Wycombe these stations attract the following incentives:

- You will receive £1,000 upon joining!

- In addition to this you will also receive £1,000 if you stay at your allocated station for 12 months post training (i.e. when you have finished in training and 3rd manning). Please note that these sums are subject to the usual deductions of Tax and NI.

- We can also offer you up to £1,500 relocation expenses for these stations (High Wycombe and Wexham only). Relocation expenses will be reimbursed in line with the Trusts relocation procedure and only upon receipts.

- If you are successful in obtaining employment with SCAS and you incur costs in achieving your C1 driving licence, the Trust has agreed to reimburse (upon original invoice or receipt) your expenses (up to the value of £1000). Please note that your C1 category must be obtained on your driving licence within 12 months to the day of your start date with SCAS to be eligible (for example,SCAS start date 13th January 2020; C1 reimbursement can be claimed if obtained between 13th January 2019 - 13th January 2020).

- 5% High Cost Allowance (Fringe) for Wexham only.

For candidates transferring from other ambulance trusts their existing progress against the NQP consolidation of learning programme will be recognised.

We are recruiting Newly Qualified Paramedics who are completing their Paramedic Degree and want to work in our progressive, innovative and caring Trust, responding to accident, emergency and urgent care requirements of our diverse population.

Be part of a Trust who dispatches clinicians to treat life threatening injuries and conditions which provides specialist care whilst transporting those people to the most appropriate healthcare facility.

This is your opportunity to work for an Ambulance Trust in the UK that has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commissioning group (CQC).

We are looking for applicants that are:

  • Highly motivated.

  • Passionate about high quality patient care.

  • Professional in everything you do.

  • Have excellent driving skills and ready to be trained to drive under blue light conditions

  • Compassionate and able to remain calm under pressure.

  • Wanting a varied and challenging job.

  • Emotionally and physically resilient and a good communicator.

  • Want to work in a challenging environment or situation and deal with patients and relatives with dignity and respect.

All we need you to have is:

  • A full valid UK driving license (including Category B and Category C1 – over 3500kg with no more than 3 points. (You must have as a minimum a Provisional C1 on your license in order for your application to be shortlisted). 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

  • A category C1 element to your driving license (over 3500kg) (minimum of provisional entitlement must be held at the point of application and full entitlement obtained at least one month prior to starting the training)

  • A paramedic science degree that is recognised by the HCPC

  • Able to commit to a7 week (full-time) training programme (paid) and on-going shift work

In return we can offer…

  • Full corporate induction.

  • Initial7 weeks (full-time) training including driver training – blue light conditions.

  • A preceptorship programme.

  • Regular clinical updates.

  • Opportunity to develop your career to a clinical mentor, team leader, specialist paramedic or other clinical roles such as clinical advisor within CCC.

  • Access to continual professional development.

  • Access to apply for other educational qualifications.

  • Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme.

The finer details:

  • The7 week training programme, whilst you’ll be paid, is not residential so you will need to be able to get to the venue and back on your own.

  • If your application demonstrates that you are good enough to treat our patients and you are what we are looking for, then you will be invited to an assessment centre so that we can see how you behave, respond and drive, these are usually based at either our following location: Nursling Resource Centre (Southampton), Newbury (Berkshire) or Northern House (Bicester, Oxfordshire).

  • All successful candidates who are offered a job with us will have to undertake clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) and our Occupational Health department.

  • Our vacancies are across the SCAS wide area, therefore you will be asked to complete a location preference form at interview stage, which we will take into account your preferences on where you wish work, and best match this to our available vacancies at the time. We can’t guarantee placing you in your first preference but we will do very our best.

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

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 the 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…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (pro rata) plus bank holidays.

USH paid in line with section 2 terms and conditions.

All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST).

We operate from a comprehensive set of policies.

We also 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 (formerly known as Whistleblowing). 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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