About the Role
St John and our people have been supporting the NHS in England through a number of ways since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. St John is looking to increase the number of ambulance trained people to continue supporting the national COVID-19 response in the coming months as part of our ongoing commitment to care for patients and support the NHS. We are now looking to recruit Emergency Ambulance Crew, through either a fixed term contract or on a casual basis, and support the NHS effort.
Our charity’s vital role in responding to the needs of communities across the nation has never been more relevant or urgent. St John people are supporting patients across the country in hospital emergency departments and by responding to 999 calls.
With St John continuing to ease the pressures on the NHS, we are now looking grow our Ambulance Operations teams to support ambulance trusts and ensure we continue our vital work in communities and support ambulance trusts around the nation.
As Emergency Ambulance Crew, you will be responsible for responding to both emergency and non-emergency situations where you will assess and treat patients to your trained skill level. You will be responsible for providing high quality, professional and compassionate care for patients and ensuring current clinical practice procedures and requirements are followed.
This unique and rewarding opportunity will allow you to train towards a qualification in Emergency Care and support your community and local ambulance services playing a pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19. As an organisation, we will provide all the necessary training and give individuals the chance to work alongside experienced Ambulance Crews in order to give you all the tools, information and knowledge to feel comfortable working on the frontline.
(Full details and responsibilities can be found in the attached role description)
To be considered for the role you must be educated to GCSE level and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You should have a minimum of 12 months driving experience, and hold a full UK driving licence with a maximum of three penalty points. All applicants must have a C1 or be working towards C1 on their licence. Candidates will need to have an enhanced full DBS and complete a health check to ensure they are able to take up frontline work. If you do not currently hold an enhanced DBS, part of the process will be applying for one. Working hours will be on a shift basis, this is not a 9 to 5 role and will include weekend and bank holiday working.
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.
Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat and the communities we serve.
We are a team of 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid.
You will receive;
- Competitive salary & pension scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Health and Wellbeing portal - Access to financial, health and wellbeing guidance and support.
- Discounts - Blue Light, NHS Discounts and SJA discounts including discounts on mobile phone, gym membership, cinema, restaurants, holidays and shopping-including your weekly food shop.
Interview Date: 30th and 31st October & 8th and 9th November
Application Review Date: On-going
We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so are particularly interested in applications from women, trans and non-binary people, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with different accessibility needs.
Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.
Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only. Any speculative CVs submitted without invitation will not be considered