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Birmingham, Black Country and Coventry & Warwickshire

Student Paramedic (30 month fixed term training contract)

Salary: Please see below
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Base: To be determined on offer

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting to a 30 month Student Paramedic training programme leading to registration as a Paramedic with the Health & Care Professions Council.

This exciting opportunity will enable successful applicants to receive a salary whilst funding the training and university course fees, throughout the duration of the fixed term programme as well as the completion of a recognised qualification via one of our partner Higher Educational Institutions.

Salary Information
SP Level One: £16,512 per annum (approx. 3 months)
SP Level Two: £16,512 per annum (approx. 9 months)
SP Level Three: £18,838 per annum (approx. 10 months)
SP Level Four: £18,838 per annum (32 week university programme)

The above salaries are before deductions of £300 per month to cover programme and university course fees which will be taken directly from your salary.

You will further receive an unsocial hours payment of 21% throughout the duration of the contract to compensate you for undertaking operational duties on a rostered shift, that includes evenings and weekends working.

Please note that the tutor / lecturer delivered educational courses are mainly Monday to Friday and when completing operational shifts successful post holders will be required to work mainly Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The programme will consist of an initial 11 week training programme delivered by our Education & Training Department giving you the skills to then consolidate this knowledge by working operationally for up to 12 months. Following successful completion of this Part One: training, you will commence onto Part Two: a 32 week University based Paramedic education programme.

Following successful completion of the 30 month training contract, Student Paramedics will be able to apply to the Trust and undergo the relevant selection assessments to obtain a substantive post as a Registered Paramedic (subject to availability).

Start date for the programmes are;
7th April 2014
23rd June 2014
8th September 2014
November / December 2014 (date to be confirmed)

Our vibrant organisation is looking for applicants who hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (inc. English, Maths & Science) plus an A Ė Level qualification or equivalent and successful applicants must demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent patient care.

Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence with Provisional Category C1 entitlement with no more than 3 points. Evidence of your C1 will be requested during the assessment process in February (you must have applied for your C1 provisional at the point of application and this must be captured in the additional information section).

Candidates must fully complete the application form for this post either via the NHS jobs website NHS Jobs or by requesting a paper application from the Recruitment Team on 01384 215896.

Your application must include a statement explaining why you believe you would make an excellent Registered Paramedic and how you meet the Trustís Vision and Values.

Part One of the assessments for shortlisted applicants will be held at Dudley College, Brierley Hill Campus during week commencing 3rd February 2014 and applicants successful for this initial stage will be invited to attend Part Two on either Saturday 15th or Saturday 22nd February 2014 (additional dates may be arranged subject to number of assessments required) .

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We also support the two ticks 'Positive about Disabled People' scheme and therefore guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

For an information pack including job description, contact us in one of the following ways:

Complete an application form on line at NHS Jobs - put the job title in the search box

Write to the Recruitment Department, Regional Ambulance Headquarters, Waterfront Business Park, Waterfront Way, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LX

For queries or further information call: Recruitment Team on 01384 215896

Closing date for return of applications: Monday 20th January 2014


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