Discover your career for life
There are a range of different career paths you could experience within EEAST. Every role is important, and everyone plays a part in helping us achieve our vision – outstanding care, exception people, every hour of every day.
Whether it is in frontline, within our emergency operations centres (EOCs), our patient transport service (PTS), support services or administrative services – there is a career for life for you at EEAST.
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#CareerForLife - Our People
I worked in catering when I left school and it wasn’t until I was 28 years old that I finally found my vocation when I joined the ambulance service in Yorkshire, as part of their patient transport team. I worked there for 10 years but when I relocated to Norfolk in 2009, I decided to join the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).
I started working for the Trust as part of the patient transport service as an ambulance care assistant, which involved everything to do with non-emergency transportation of patients to outpatient appointments, day centres, admissions, and discharges. I then moved over to emergency operations in 2014 as a health referral carer, where we would mainly be sent to GP referrals. However, we would also be sent to back up rapid response vehicles (RRVs) to transport if the patient required hospitalisation, as well as conduct non-emergency transfers from one hospital to another.
In 2020, I decided I needed a change, but I wanted to stay within the Trust and continue to make a difference to patients, which led to me becoming part of the make ready team as a make ready operative.
After just a year as part of the make ready team, I was successful in becoming a make ready supervisor and have more recently progressed to the role of make ready group lead.
Working in the east of England
Our Trust provides emergency and non-emergency care to patients in the east of England covering the six counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
You get to work in one of the most diverse areas of the country; the bustling capital city is on our doorstep and the bracing North Sea envelopes our shores to the east.
We've got historical cathedral towns and cities, brand new communities, rural broadlands and some of the busiest arteries of road and rail networks, including the M25, A14, M1, M11 and A12, and railway lines from London Liverpool Street out to Cambridge, Norwich, Peterborough, Colchester and Southend.
Wherever you go in the east of England there is always something to see and do; but if travelling around the UK and beyond is a must for you as well, the Luton, Stansted, Norwich and Southend airports couldn't make it more easier to stay in touch with loved ones or send you on a deserved holiday or short break.
Working with our Trust values
Here at EEAST, everything we do is underpinned by our five core values: care, teamwork, quality, respect and honesty.
These values guide us to deliver outstanding care to our patient and our communities.
If you share these values, we encourage you to join us.
View all of our vacancies to see what roles we have available now.