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Job reference: 101189
Salary: Band 5 (£26,104 - £32,915)
Job closing date: 29/05/2022
Job Type: Ambulance Services
Location: Various locations within Scotland
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5 per week
Job posted date: 04/05/2022
Employer (NHS Board): Scottish Ambulance Service
Department: Operations

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Ever thought about continuing your career as an Ambulance Technician in Scotland? If so, we may have a post for you…

Maybe it is time for a change?  Or maybe you have always fancied working in some of the UKs most stunning scenery?  Well, the time is right to come and join us here in Scotland!

The Scottish Ambulance Service is directly recruiting qualified Ambulance Technicians to work at locations across Scotland.  As a Service we are developing at pace, in the last five years we have introduced Advanced Paramedics in Urgent and Emergency Care, developed a new clinical response model, rolled out Critical Care Paramedics, developed a new education programme and improved survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) to world leading levels.  We are now embarking on our next 10-year strategy which will see the Service sustain these changes and further develop the clinical care we deliver.

It’s an exciting time to join the Service and have opportunities for Ambulance Technicians across Scotland.

What do we need from you?

You need be an ambulance technician with a FutureQuals L4 APP qualification or an IHCD Technician award (or equivalent), are currently employed directly by an NHS ambulance service in the UK, and you have C1 on your licence.  You’ll need your C1 licence as our fleet of A&E vehicles are all Mercedes with a box body conversion, the majority of which are under five years old. 
However, if you meet the above criteria and have previously worked as a Technician with the Scottish Ambulance Service you are eligible to apply.

​​​​​​​We expect all applicants can undertake the following skills autonomously in their current role:

•    Manual defibrillation
•    Administration of Technician drugs
•    Unsupervised clinical practice
•    Attend and manage a full range of emergency calls (not restricted to certain categories of calls) including maternity and paediatric patients

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from Emergency Care Assistants or EMTs/Technicians who do not hold the IHCD/L4 AAP and don’t undertake a full unsupervised range of Technician skills.

We are looking for Ambulance Technicians who want to help us in the delivery of high-quality care to the people of Scotland.  Our staff are exceptional and have a real passion for what they do, and we invite you to join them.  The Scottish Ambulance Service consider it is a privilege to care for the people of Scotland and if you feel the same way too, apply now.

Why work for the Scottish Ambulance Service? 

We are proud to provide an emergency ambulance service to the population of Scotland. We have 6,800 staff working in 150 locations serving all mainland and island communities. Each year, we take around 1 million patients to and from hospital and transfer 90,000 patients between hospital. Our Air Ambulance undertakes around 3,500 missions a year and our SCOTSTAR service transfers 2,500 of Scotland’s most seriously ill patients.

Although we are working in the backdrop of the pandemic, we are continuing to develop the Service at pace with the provision, and improvement, of patient care at the forefront of everything we do.

In addition to your salary, you can also expect a great pension scheme, generous leave entitlement and family friendly polices to help support a healthy work / life balance. To find out more, please visit: 

Why come to Scotland?

The decision to come and work for us is not all about the job; Scotland has more to offer than that! From the hustle and bustle of city life to the tranquil environment of our rural communities, Scotland has it all.  You can really make the most of your free time, whether you are looking for the cafe culture of our big cities, or you enjoy outdoor pursuits like cycling, climbing, walking and water sports.

Scotland has on average lower costs of living than the rest of the UK and benefits from some of the highest attainment levels of education, free prescriptions, and a higher quality of life. To discover more about living and working in the country we are lucky to call home, please visit: The Official Gateway to Scotland |

How do you apply?

Please click on the ‘Apply for job’ button at the bottom of this page and follow the on-screen instructions.  You will receive an automated response as soon as you have submitted your application. Due to pressures within the Service, there may be delays in us being able to progress with your application, we will be in touch with you as soon as we have concluded the shortlisting process. 

If you believe you have the necessary skills, experience, and passion to succeed in this role, we look forward to receiving your application.  

​​​​​​​Paramedic, Ben Jackson, speaks on why he relocated to Scotland to join the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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