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Community First Responder

Job Reference: 217-CFR024-18-19

West Midlands Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust
Community Response

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.

Community First Responder

Salary:            Voluntary role

Hours:            To be discussed at interview

Base:              Warwickshire Division 

Exciting volunteering opportunities have arisen within West Midlands Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust for interested applicants to join Community First Responder Schemes within the following Warwickshire postcodes: 

B46     B49     B50     B78     CV12  CV22  CV23  CV33  CV36  CV37  CV8    CV9

Please be aware, if there is not currently a Community First Responder scheme running within a 5 mile radius of your home postcode you will not be short listed.

A Community First Responder scheme is made up of volunteers who within the community in which they live have been trained to attend emergency calls on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and to provide basic life support and initial care as a first person on scene until the arrival of an emergency ambulance, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

This role is highly rewarding and offers opportunities to meet new people and learn valuable lifesaving skills through the training provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Applicants must have GCSE English, Maths, & Science along with a full clean driving licence held for at least one year, with no more than 3 current penalty points and has a vehicle with current tax, MOT and insurance for your use.


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 two ticks 'Positive about Disabled People' 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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If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01384 215896 for a paper application form.

Closing date for return of applications: Friday 12th October 2018

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 (£49 for an enhanced check or £30 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

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