We are looking for Band 6 Qualified Paramedics to join the Trust on a permanent basis. Following the training period, you will be based specifically from the following stations:
North East- High Wycombe, Wexham
North North- Milton Keynes
North West- Adderbury, Didcot, Kidlington
North South- Newbury, Reading, Bracknell
South North- Alton, Andover, Whitchurch, Basingstoke
South East- North Harbour, Petersfield
If you are confirmed to be based atHigh Wycombe or Wexhamthese stations attract the following incentives:
- You will receive £1,000 after 12 months post training (i.e. when you have finished in training and 3rd manning).
- In addition to this you will also receive £3,000 if you stay at your allocated station (High Wycombe or Wexham only) after 3 years completion. Please note that these sums are subject to the usual deductions of Tax and NI.
- We can also offer you up to £1,500 relocation expenses for High Wycombe or Wexham only. Relocation expenses will be reimbursed in line with the Trusts relocation procedure and only upon receipts.
- 5% High Cost Allowance (Fringe) for Wexham only
Main duties of the job
We are looking for applicants that are:
- Passionate about high quality patient care.
- Professional in everything you do.
- Compassionate and able to remain calm under pressure.
- Wanting a varied and challenging job.
- Emotionally and physically resilient and a good communicator.
All you need is:
- To be an existing Band 6 Qualified Paramedic with current HCPC registration. If you registered as a Paramedic with HCPC after September 2016, you must have continued to practice operationally and be able to provide evidence that you have completed the 2 year NHS NQP Consolidation of Learning programme. This evidence will be requested during the recruitment process should your application be successful.
- Have a full valid UK manual driving licence (including Category B and Category C1 – over 3500kg with no more than 3 points. The Trust motor insurers would not entertain inclusion of any applicants who had had their driving licence removed following a Dangerous Driving or Drink or Drugs offence for a minimum period of 5 years from when their licence is reinstated. Each case would need to be passed to Trust brokers / insurers in order for the individual circumstances to be taken into account.
- Have a Trust approved emergency driving qualification, IHCD, D1, D2 qualification or Future Quals.
- Able to commit to a 5 day (full-time) and upto 3 day driving training course programme (paid) and on-going shift work.
Benefits we offer:
- Expert training and support from our dedicated in-house education team.
- Holiday entitlement is 27 days rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years, plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time).
- Enrolment into the NHS Pension Scheme.
- Access to continual professional development and opportunities within SCAS and the NHS.
- Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme.
- NHS Discounts in over 200+ stores including Holidays, Days out, Car insurance, Restaurants and Clothing.
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of emergency, urgent care and non-emergency healthcare services, along with commercial logistics services.
The Trust delivers most of these services to the populations of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire as well as non-emergency patient transport services in Surrey and Sussex.
We serve a population of over 7 million and answer over 500,000 urgent calls a year. We employ 4,551 staff who, together with over 1,100 volunteers, enable us to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Please be advised that should you have to move home as a result of taking up employment within the Trust you may be eligible for assistance with relocation costs up to the sum of £8,000 (subject to conditions outlined within the Trust Relocation Policy). Further information is available upon request.
For more details of the role please look at the job description and person specification attached, as well as SCAS Values and other attachments on this advert.
In return we can offer
- Five days of clinical updates training and SCAS familiarisation
- Two or three days of driver training delivered by our specialist driver training team
- Regular clinical updates
- Access to continuing professional development (CPD)
- Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme
The finer details:
- The 5-day clinical training programme is not residential so you will need to be able to get to our Education Centre in Newbury, Whiteley or Bicester on your own and at your own cost. Please note training is Monday – Friday during the day and you will need to commit to the full course.
- If your application demonstrates that you are what we are looking for, then you will be invited to an online interview which will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. A driving and lifting assessment will also be required and will take place from one of our Education Centres in either Bicester, Newbury or Whiteley. Further details will be confirmed to you following shortlisting.
- All successful candidates who are offered a job with us will have to undertake employment checks as part of our recruitment process, including, an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) check, which SCAS will fund, clearance from our Occupational Health department, references, ID and right to work verification.
- Our station availability is specific please check the locations that are currently available on this advert before applying. You will be asked to complete a location preference form at conditional offer stage. We will take into account your preferences on where you wish to work, and best match this to our available vacancies at the time. We cant guarantee placing you in your first preference but we will do very our best
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.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).