The East of England Ambulance Service has asked members of the public in the region to apply for various volunteer roles as well as temporary paid ones.
The request comes at a time when NHS Ambulance Trusts around the country face unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 national emergency.
Dorothy Hosein, EEAST Chief Executive, said:
“The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the NHS and the East of England Ambulance Service more than ever before.
“We are at the forefront of responding to the pandemic and helping our communities through this difficult time.
“We are expanding our temporary worker and volunteer service hugely to meet this demand and have a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical roles available.
“If you are able to join us and be part of our vital work, then please contact us.”
East of England Ambulance Service is looking for people with:
- medical experience as a paramedic, nurse, healthcare support worker or even recent first-aid training to work in a variety of clinical and clinical support roles
- C1 driving licences who would be interested in driving patient transport vehicles or moving vehicles between sites (band 2 or 3).
- Five GCSEs at grades A-C to work as call handlers/dispatchers (band 3)
- A willingness to fulfil other support roles such as ambulance cleaning, general cleaning, and administration (bands 2-4).
A spokesperson for EEAST said:
‘Roles are available across the region immediately, and all training will be provided.’
East of England Ambulance Service covers: Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk.
For paid work, please email
RapidBank.Recruitment@eastamb.nhs.uk outlining the type of role you’re interested in and relevant experience and qualifications.
For volunteer roles, please email EEASTCOVIDHELP@eastamb.nhs.uk.
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