Ambulance Technician (Trainees or Qualified x 14 posts)

Date Posted: 5 May 2016

Salary: £17,877 (Trainee) £19,151 (Qualified)

Location: North East



EMPLOYER: British Red Cross                                                               

TITLE: Ambulance Technician (Trainees or Qualified x 14 posts)



Refusing to ignore people in crisis


Exciting opportunity to play a key role in the Red Cross ambulance support team and provide safe and effective emergency care for patients who require admission to hospital.

As an ambulance technician for the Red Cross, you will work shifts on a rota basis as part of a two person team, operating a British Red Cross ambulance, working under contract for the North East Ambulance Service. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing safe and dignified emergency care and transport for patients;
  • Keeping accurate and appropriate records for all patient episodes;
  • Developing and maintain clinical skills in a range of emergency situations;
  • Working effectively as part of a team at all times.

To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • IHCD or industry similar qualification or willingness to undertake training;
  • Full manual UK drivers licence (held for a minimum of 1 year and with no more than 3 penalty points) with C1 entitlement or provisional C1 entitlement;
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent by experience;
  • Fitness to carry out the moving and handling of patients and equipment.

We also welcome applications from people with relevant qualifications and experience, such as:

  • Experience of working in a care environment either paid or voluntary;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in difficult and traumatic circumstances;
  • Knowledge of CQC and its role within patient safety.

In return we can offer a wide range of staff benefits, which include:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers

For further details and to apply please click on the following link:

Please do not include or upload a CV as this will not be considered.


Closing date: Midnight Thursday 19 May 2016.

Interview process commences: W/C 23 May 2016.

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As part of the recruitment and selection process the Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who have regular contact with children and vulnerable adults.

The British Red Cross is proud to have a diverse and neutral workforce. We are bound by seven fundamental principles including impartiality, neutrality and independence and we are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience.

The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949), Scotland (SC037738) and Isle of Man (0752).

Location: Newcastle or Stockton


Salary: £17,877 (Trainee) £19,151 (Qualified)

36 hours per week on a rota basis, including Bank Holidays, evenings, and weekends




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