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Intermediate Ambulance Practitioner Relief (Support Worker)

Job Description

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep this information in mind when preparing your submission.

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East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust


375 Hours per week

Vacancies across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Suffolk

Please submit one application only and clearly state your preferred area of working.

EEAST reserve the right to prioritise applicants wishing to work in areas of high priority.

AfC Band 3: £16,800 - £19,655 pa (pro rata if applicable)

This post may attract unsocial hours enhancement of up to 25% following completion of the initial training period (10 weeks) dependent upon rota pattern

N.B Please ensure that your application relates to the essential criteria in the person specification

Becoming an Intermediate Ambulance Practitioner with EEAST is about more than providing a transport service; it’s about providing support where it’s most needed to our patients and our communities. Naturally caring and level-headed, you will instil trust, share our values, and provide a calming presence in whatever situation you find yourself in - from helping patients requiring urgent care get to hospital, to assisting in emergency situations. Although you won’t need a medical background, you will need to undertake the associated and required training in patient care as well as training in assisting other clinical colleagues. A full clean UK manual driving licence with full Category C1 and a minimum of 1 years’ driving experience on a full licence is required. Consideration will be given to applicants who have a maximum of 3 penalty points on their licence for minor motoring offences only). Applicants without Provisional or Full C1 who are successful in the recruitment and selection process will be required to obtain Provisional C1 before being allocated to a training course, and must achieve FULL C1 before you begin a training course. You will not start your employment with the Trust without full C1 on your licence Priority consideration will be given to those who hold full C1 category.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a 10 week training programme, which incorporates a 4 week advanced driving course, and will result in an accredited Level 3 award for those who successfully complete the course. This qualification can be used against career development pathways, should applicants wish to apply for Associate Ambulance Practitioner opportunities in the future.

Our community relies on our service 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and so you will need to be able to work flexibly on shifts that ensure that we can meet those needs. This includes night and weekend working as well as on bank holidays and reduced opportunity for leave at peak demand times such as Christmas and New Year.

Our Intermediate Practitioners will initially be appointed onto relief contracts, which will require you to work flexibly, as you do not have a permanent designated work base. Once you have successfully completed your initial training period you will be allocated a base station, which is strictly for administrative and management purposes only. As a ‘relief’ you will be required to work from a number of different stations within a defined area dependent upon operational needs.

What we can offer is a truly rewarding role as part of a team committed to saving lives and serving the needs of our communities. Start your journey and develop your career within the East of England Ambulance Service.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

This position involves regulated activity which will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the DBS Barred Lists for working with adults and children. This organisation has a recruiting people with criminal convictions policy which can be found attached. All new starters are required to take responsibility for joining the DBS Update Service, at the point of e-DBS application, and bear the cost of annual subscription (currently £13 per annum) whilst employed by EEAST.

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2016 (or upon receipt of 250 applications)

Interview and assessments dates: to be confirmed

Please note if you are successful in your application your name will be held on a waiting list for placement on a training programme at a date to be determined by the Trust.

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by visiting the NHS jobs website reference number 247-A&EXIP1609.


All references from current and previous employers, will be sought via their Human Resources Department and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and email address of the Human Resources Department and indicate your current/previous line manager and their departmental details.

All appointments will be subject to currently having a clean disciplinary record.

Please be advised that a No Smoking Policy is in operation throughout the Trust.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - Under the Trust's commitment 'Positive about Disabled People', if you consider yourself as having a disability and you meet the minimum selection criteria for any post, you will get an automatic interview. By minimum selection criteria we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates the essential requirements as set out in the person specification and advertisement for a post.

We aim to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.

If you have a disability and wish to send in an alternative format of the application form please contact the HR Services Team on  ( Phone number removed ) 

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.

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