Motorcycle Paramedic

24 Aug 20140 comments

Employer:South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Location:Bristol

Job Reference: 202-171-14
Salary:£21,478 - £27,901 pa


South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was the first Ambulance Trust in the country registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) demonstrating the highest levels of service quality, performance and financial management. Delivering high performing emergency and urgent
care and NHS 111 services to the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. In February 2013, the Trust acquired Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust and also provides services in Avon, Gloucester and Wiltshire.

SWASFT offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to patients, ensuring long-term sustainability and financial strength for the future.


Avon locality is looking for 4 qualified Paramedics who would be interested in joining the Avon Motorcycle Response Unit based at Bristol Station with a temporary base of NBOC.

This will be a Paramedic post where you will be required to fulfill all duties and aspects of the Paramedic role and be responsible for the care and treatment of patients.
Successful applicants must have the following:

• Minimum 1 year post registration experience
• Hold a full motorcycle licence
• Have 2 years’ experience of driving a motorcycle of 500cc or above.
• Provide evidence of 2 years motorbike insurance.
• Provide Evidence of current CPD.

For an informal discussion or for further information about this trial please contact Dean Mahoney on 07917 751705 or Tom Sheen on 07894 446986

Interviews date is Thursday 18thof September in Chippenham and short listed candidates will be required to complete a theory driving paper and an assessment ride followed by formal interview. Candidates will also be requires to provide evidence of CPD.

Candidates will be required to provide their own motorcycle and PPE for the assessment ride with evidence that they are insured for business use.


Any documents attached to this advert must be downloaded and emailed to HRServices@swast.nhs.uk or posted to the HR Services team, SWAST HQ, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY. Applications received without these completed documents may not be shortlisted. Please note that some vacancies may not have any relevant attachments.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT CV'S. CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY USING THE NHS JOBS APPLICATION FORM.

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Closing Date:03/09/2014
Contact Name:Laura Holland
Email Address:hrservices@swast.nhs.uk
Telephone:01392 261686

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

If you are shortlisted for this post, we will normally send you a direct email to the address entered on your application form.

We will also send messages through your NHS Jobs account, to keep you updated on your application process. To access emails from us via NHS Jobs, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

I am sure that you will appreciate the financial pressures on NHS organisations and our desire to prioritise resources into patient care. Whilst we would wish to respond to all correspondence, we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

In submitting an application form, you authorise South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working towards equal opportunities. Due to under representation within the Trust we would particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups, women and those with a disability.
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