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Maybe it is time for a change? Or maybe you have always fancied working in some of the UK’s most stunning scenery? Well, the time is right to come and join us here in Scotland!
The Scottish Ambulance Service is currently recruiting for new colleagues in Peterhead.
We are proud to provide an emergency ambulance service to the people of North-East Scotland and 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. We are now embarking on our next 10-year strategy which will see the Service further develop the clinical care we deliver. It’s an exciting time to join the Service as we increase our workforce across the North East of Scotland
What do we need from you?
You need to be an HCPC registered Paramedic who has a C1 on their driving 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. Ideally you would have your emergency driving qualification, however if you don’t currently have this, we can help you achieve it.
But more than that, we are looking for Paramedics who want to help us in the delivery of high-quality care to the people of Scotland. Our Paramedics are exceptional and have a real passion for what they do. The Scottish Ambulance Service consider it a privilege to care for the people of Scotland and if you feel the same way too, apply now.
Peterhead, in the far North-East of Scotland, is a busy fishing port and the home of Dracula. Peterhead is one of the busiest fishing ports in Europe and is synonymous with seafood. The port has over 400 boats and 100-berth leisure marina with one of Scotland’s oldest salmon fish houses, selling directly to the public.
One of the region’s favourite attractions can be found in Peterhead, the former “HM Convict Prison”, now open to the public as Peterhead Prison Museum. Just along the road there is the dramatic cliff edge ruin of Slains Castle. It’s here that Bram Stoker is said to have been so inspired by the castle he created Dracula.
If golf is your thing, then Peterhead boasts several beautiful golf courses in the area from St Olaf’s in nearby Cruden Bay with its panoramic views and rolling sand dunes. Or the local course in Cruden Bay, featuring a Championship Course listed by Golf World magazine as the 2nd in top fun courses in Great Britain and Ireland and 52nd in the world.
Peterhead is a 45-minute drive from Aberdeen, Scotland’s third most populous city. It is a vibrant place with plenty on offer depending on your lifestyle from, beautiful architecture, large green spaces, and plenty of high-street and local shops on hand for a shopping spree. His Majesty’s Theatre, The Music Hall and the P&J Live Arena host famous artists and West End shows.
The Foresterhill Health Campus is the largest in Europe and is home to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital which are Major Trauma Centres. Opening in 2023, not one but two state-of-the-art hospitals on the campus - the Baird Family Hospital and the ANCHOR Centre will ensure the provision of cutting-edge patient care in the city. The area is also well connected both nationally and internationally via Aberdeen Airport as well as having strong rail, road, and ferry links to the rest of the country.
The North-East of Scotland is an area worth discovering and offers a brilliant quality of life. To discover more about living and working in the area we are lucky to call home, please visit: Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire | Scotland.org
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: https://www.scottishambulance.com/join-our-team/why-work-with-us/
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 | Scotland.org
Paramedic, Ben Jackson, speaks on why he relocated to Scotland to join the Scottish Ambulance Service: https://youtu.be/7Y3cKp4SXbQ
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.