Emergency Transport Attendant

Can you help to be the difference …?

Are you looking for a challenging, exciting and rewarding career where you can help save lives?

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. In partnership with NHS trusts and other high profile organisations, St John Ambulance transports patients in emergency and non-emergency situations whilst applying a high level of compassionate patient care. 

You will respond to a variety of emergency and non-emergency calls, providing the highest level and quality of patient care to those in need. As well as;

  • Drive all vehicles in emergency/non-emergency situations legally and in accordance with the SJA driving policy while demonstrating consideration for the comfort and safety of the patient, vehicle sympathy and showing consideration for other road users
  • Transport, assess and attend to patients and service users within the care of St John Ambulance in accordance with policies and procedures, including pre-hospital emergency care.
  • Take relevant information from carers or others at the scene, reporting to healthcare professional, hospitals or others as required whilst ensuring patient confidentiality is maintained
  • Travel between station buildings to cover the operation rota within your designated station district group. You may be expected to travel to a station in another district within the region.


Due to the nature of this role you must be passionate about saving lives and have the ability to work in an emergency ambulance environment, with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You will also be able to work as part of a team. Full training can be provided.

  • It is essential that all applicants hold a full valid UK driving licence for 2 years (minimum). Previous experience of ambulance work is essential. 
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) declaration and undergo a pre-employment driving and lifting assessment (offer of a contract is dependent on passing these assessments).

Hours of work: 40 hours per week

Rate of pay: Training Rate £7.50ph, Probation Rate £8.50ph, Qualified Rate £8.96ph

Interviews will be held on the following dates:  14 February, 21 February, 28 February, 7 March, 14 March

Closing Date: 18 February 2018

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Job Role
Ambulance Operations


Salary Description
Training: £7.50ph Probation: £8.50ph Qualified: £8.70ph

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