HCPC Registered Paramedics
Various locations within Scotland

Job reference: 025507

Location: Various locations within Scotland

Job closing date: 26/08/2020

Job posted date: 02/07/2020

Salary: Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Ambulance Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Operations

Employer (NHS Board) : Scottish Ambulance Service

Ever thought about a paramedic career in Caledonia?  

If so, Caledonia is calling you!

The Scottish Ambulance Service is directly recruiting HCPC registered Paramedics 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.

Why come to Scotland?

The decision to come to work for us is not all about the job; Scotland has more to offer than that!  

Scotland can offer the hustle and bustle of city life as well as the tranquil environment of our rural communities, all in one day.  You can have city living with the mountains on your doorstep or if you prefer living by the sea then you could consider one of our coastline locations.  If rural life suits you more then how about the Highlands with its beautiful scenery.  And for that total lifestyle change we even have vacancies on some of the Scottish Islands.  In Scotland 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 it all. With a population of just over 5 million across the mainland and island communities, there is space for everyone’s preference here!  Scotland also has some of these highest attainment levels of education in the UK, so if you have a family of school age this is the ideal place for their education and an enhanced family lifestyle.

And if that wasn’t enough, the cost of living is significantly lower in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK.  For example, the average house price in January 2020 was £152,121 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-house-price-index-scotland-january-2020/uk-house-price-index-scotland-january-2020 compared to £246,341 in England (GOV.UK, 2020) https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-house-price-index-for-february-2020.  Under agenda for change at the top of pay band 6 in Scotland, your income is £1,200 higher. You will also benefit from initiatives such as free prescriptions, free Higher Education and unmetered water supplies.  Weekly household costs have been shown to be 20% lower in Scotland than in London and 10% lower than the rest of the UK (Talent Scotland, 2020) www.talentscotland.com/live/living. So your disposable income is greater.   Relocation expenses can be considered and will be discussed as part of the interview process.

Quality of life is rated as higher in Scotland than other parts of the UK (Metro Online, 2016) https://metro.co.uk/2016/10/11/scotland-is-way-better-than-england-report-officially-concludes-6184746/.  Scotland is renowned across the world for its friendly and welcoming hospitality, and has embraced visitors and residents into our communities.  Scottish people are classed as some of the friendliest in the world.  Scotland is also renowned for its history, its heritage and its architecture.  There is very much to like and love in Scotland.

To learn more about the specific locations where we are recruiting, please read the document attached to this advert.

What do we need from you?

We need you to apply if you are an HCPC registered Paramedic who has C1 on their licence.  But before you do so, we invite you to speak to one of our colleagues here.  

If you don’t currently have an emergency driving qualification, we can help you achieve this.  But more than that, we are looking for Paramedics who want to help us in the delivery of high quality of care to the people of Scotland.  Our Paramedics 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.

We have posts available all across Scotland so we are likely to have a location to suit you.  We also have specific posts we are recruiting to in:

  • Aberdeen (Aberdeen Station)
  • Moray (Elgin, Tomintoul, Buckie and Dufftown)
  • Isle of Cumbrae (Millport)
  • Argyll & Bute (Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Islay, Mull, Dunoon, Arrochar)

If you want to talk to someone from the Service about the role, please contact:

  • North region covering the Highlands, Grampian, the Western and Northern Isles – Euan Esslemont euan.esslemont@nhs.net 01224 812 208
  • West region covering Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow and Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Argyll & Clyde and Dumfries and Galloway – Matt Cooper matthew.cooper3@nhs.net 07920 271740
  • East region covering Tayside, Forth Valley and Fife, Lothian and Borders – Kenny Freeburn  kfreeburn@nhs.net 07786 703222

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

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 and we will be in touch with you with the outcome of your application once we have concluded the shortlisting process.


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