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London Ambulance Service Academy paramedic programme

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
37.5 hours per week (Full time)
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03/09/2017 23:59

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 4,500 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations. 

We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.

However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries. 

As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital. 

In everything we do, we will provide Care, Clinical excellence and commitment. 

Care - Helping people when they need us; treating people with compassion, dignity and respect; having pride in our work and our organisation.

Clinical excellence - Giving our patients the best possible care; leading and sharing best clinical practice; using staff and patient feedback and experience to improve our care.

Commitment -Setting high standards and delivering against them; supporting our staff to grow, develop and thrive; Learning and growing to deliver continual improvement.


The London Ambulance Service HCPC approved Paramedic Programme enables employees of the Service to work towards eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic. It is a “closed” programme that only accepts applications from eligible employees of the Service.

The application form can be found in the vacancy section below. Please read the Paramedic Programme Advertising document prior to completing your application (attached to the advert).

Please also view the provisional dates planned for the delivery of the programme (attached to the advert). Note that there is an intention to recruit to TWO cohorts, both starting in 2018. Attendance at all taught elements is a requirement of the programme; if there are dates you cannot attend on both cohorts, then PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. If you have a preference for one cohort over the other this can be discussed at interview.

Please be aware this role is only available to Service employees who have successfully completed all aspects of an emergency ambulance crew/ambulance technician programme, including any consolidation periods and associated assessments.

***The closing date for applications is Sunday 3rd September 2017 (midnight) with assessment and interview date in November***

“The LAS has committed to recruiting a front line representative of its patients and so we are actively encouraging Black and Ethnic Minority staff to apply for this development.”

Any queries regarding the application process or questions about the Paramedic Programme can be directed to: OR

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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