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Ambulance Paramedic NQP

Job Reference: 340-NQP-06-18

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
340 Operational Trainee Cluster
£23,023 - £29,608 pa

The Trust values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity. We regularly assess our performance against the NHS mandated Equality Delivery System 2 framework and are Stonewall Diversity Champion. In Jan 2019, Stonewall ranked us as 58 th the top 100 employer. We are the only ambulance service to feature in the top 100 and also the highest ranked emergency service in the north east region.

As an inclusive organisation we are taking action to support people from under represented groups such as Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into employment. On the 2nd Wednesday of every other month from March 2019 we hold application and interview support workshops. If you would like to book a place please contact

NEAS have a Quality Strategy to ensure our services are safe, effective and provide a positive experience for patients and carers through a continuing program of Quality Improvement.

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. We also offer flexible working and other employee friendly opportunities.

We are currently recruiting soon to be graduating and newly qualified Paramedics – Full Time/Part Time - Shift 24/7.

Please be aware that all applicants MUST have studied or currently be studying a Paramedic Course.

Agenda for Change – Band 5 - £23, 023 - £29,608 Per Annum plus a percentage of unsocial hours payment dependant on rota and hours worked in line with Section 2 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

Are you looking for a new adventure? Why not consider the North East as your new home, we are offering:

  • A relocation package of up to £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).
  • Payment of C1 Driver Training if you do not already have this (subject to terms and conditions).
  • A bespoke training package tailored to you and your needs before going live on the road including 3 weeks familiarisation course
  • Plus feel the benefits of having an on hand mentor to guide you through your day.
  • The North East is an incredible area to live, boasting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hadrian's Wall and Durham Cathedral and many more wonderful attractions. We have:
  • One of the lowest cost of living and commute times in the United Kingdom. House prices in the North East are 37% less than the UK average
  • Newcastle has recently been awarded 'the best city to bring up a family in the UK'
  • Newcastle has also been voted the UK’s happiest city and best for quality of life’ and the 10th in all of Europe.
  • The Lonely Planet described the North "the most exciting, beautiful and friendly region in the whole of England"
  • The Trust were recently awarded a 'Good' in its most recent CQC Inspection.
  • The Trust also has the highest staff motivation score of any UK Ambulance Service.
  • We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer

Geographical locations are available predominantly in the South of our service area with the majority of vacancies operating on single crewed Rapid Response Vehicles or relief rota lines.

We are looking for candidates that are recently qualified and pending HCPC registration. If applying from overseas we expect you to have similar, suitable qualifications, experience and be willing to obtain HCPC registration prior to joining. You must also be able to demonstrate evidence of continuing personal and professional development through your application and at assessment stage. Please note obtaining HCPC registration is a condition of employment.

It is essential for you to possess a full current driving license, valid in the UK and desirable for it to cover category C1 vehicles. Overseas applicants will need a full driving license from the country you will be relocating from. Please note you will need to be able to convert your license to a UK license and obtain C1 either independently or via ourselves.

We expect that all applicants have no more than three penalty points on your driving license or equivalent if you are an overseas applicant.

You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to demonstrate effective social skills gained from experience with dealing with the public. Blue light driver training is desirable.

You will be joining our team of more than 2,000 staff, who respond to over 360,000 emergency and urgent incidents a year from 60 stations spread across 3,200 miles.

We are one of the best performing trusts in the country; currently undergoing a number of key transformational projects which and the introduction of a new Emergency Care leadership model, makes this an exciting time to join the Trust.

We are fully committed to the professional development of our workforce and support the post-registration education of paramedics in relevant areas, such as clinical decision making, minor injuries management, and research. We invest in our employee’s future and strongly encourage career progression from Paramedic to HART, Emergency Care Clinical Manager, Trauma Team opportunities to Operational Manager and the new implementation of an Advanced Paramedic role; the opportunities are endless.

Everyone at NEAS plays an important role in making sure patients get the right treatment as quickly as possible. It's an exciting environment to work in, and the job satisfaction is immense.

In addition we can offer some fantastic rewards including starting on 27 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years, a generous pension, childcare vouchers, salary sacrifice schemes for cars, phones, cycle to work, gym membership and computers.

For further information please contact our Recruitment Team,

If you need support completing the application form then this can be available in alternate formats so please contact the recruitment team on


All applications are checked thoroughly, therefore please ensure that you demonstrate throughout your application where you meet all of the essential and desirable criteria stated in the person specification of the job description. If you do not evidence where you meet all of the essential criteria as a minimum your application will not be short-listed.

The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies before the published closing date or extend vacancy where we think it is appropriate to do so.

If a candidate is unsuccessful at any point during the recruitment and selection process, you must wait 6 months before re-applying.



Certain posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975) as amended in 2013. As such it will be necessary for an application to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please note that at a standard level, a DBS check will return all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands, unless they are protected by the 2013 amendments.

More information about this can be found in our Criminal Records Policy which is available to download on the right hand side of this page, or by visiting the Disclosure and Barring Service website or Offenders Charity, NACRO


Please ensure that all information provided in your application is correct and that no information is omitted, particularly in relation to previous employers, as failure to declare, or submitting a false declaration, may lead to the withdrawal of any offer employment if successful.

Due to the volume of applications we receive if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks please assume your application has been unsuccesful.

Good luck!

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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