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Qualified Paramedic posted by NHS

Full Time
£24,304 - £28,462 / year
2 Applications

Job Description

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 reassignment, 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 2017, Stonewall ranked us as the top 100 employer for the second year running and top performing Ambulance Service and NHS Foundation Trust.

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 Two Ticks positive about disabled people initiative. We also offer flexible working and other employee friendly opportunities.


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. Therefore it is advised that you submit your application as soon as possible. It is vitally important that you read the applicant guidance notes before doing so.

If a candidate is unsuccessful at any point during the recruitment and selection process, they will not normally be permitted to apply for the same role for a period of up to 6 months.

Qualified Paramedics – Full Time/Part Time - Shift 24/7.

Agenda for Change – Band 5 - Starting at mid-point £24,304 - £28,462 Per Annum - Plus Up To 25% Unsocial Hours Allowance Depending on Rota Line.

Geographical locations are available in:

  • North of Northumberland on the Scottish Borders in the picturesque market town of Berwick Upon Tweed.
  • Central Division in the cultural city of Durham and surrounding areas.
  • South Division in the vibrant city of Middlesbrough, and coastal areas of Hartlepool and Redcar and many more.

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 your first HCPC registration (for 2015 Graduates)
  • Payment of C1 Driver Training (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

We are looking for candidates that are fully qualified and HCPC registered. 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 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, along with the appointment of a new Chief Executive 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.

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.

Interested candidates looking to join a first class Ambulance Service should 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.

For further information please contact our helpful Recruitment Team, ( Email address removed )

We really look forward to your application and good luck!



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Good luck!

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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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