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Qualified Paramedic

Band 6

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Band 6
Permanent: 37.5 hours per week
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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MED New Entrant Trainees - Paramedics UK
£31,365 - £37,890 PA plus HCAS
Salary period
31/03/2021 23:59

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.


We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.


In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe. 


As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.


By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Qualified Paramedic

Salary: £37,638 to £44,780  per annum including HCAS*, plus unsocial hours payments (under the provisions of Section 2: maintain round the clock services)

Based in one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse and exciting cities, it’s no surprise that we’re one of the world’s busiest ambulance services. Our Paramedics see all walks of London life. For you, it means a career like no other providing excellent patient care in the right place, at the right time.

We strive to provide our patients with the level of care that distinguishes us as a great service provider. We are now taking fewer patients to the hospital by using more alternative care pathways, treating more patients in their home and giving more advice to callers over the phone.

If you’d like to join us in improving our service in London the key skills and experience you will need are:

  • Qualified paramedic with HCPC registration
  • Have demonstrable evidence of practice within at least the last 12 months
  • Possess a current full manual driving licence, valid in the UK 
  • Have no more than three penalty points 
  • C1 (provisional entitlement at application will be accepted with full C1 Licence on joining)


Benefits of joining: 

- Protected training and continued professional development through individual learning accounts

- A Clinical career path which is well established and expanding
- Enhanced hands on experience across the spectrum in the Service

- In addition you will receive 27 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years plus access to NHS Pension scheme, cycle scheme and season ticket loan.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment and interview which will consist of a lifting assessment and competency-based questions). 


**Terms and Conditions apply

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applicants from outside of the UK. If you are an international applicant please email for more information and to register your interest. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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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