Working for us
You're thinking about working for the ambulance service, but wondering what sets us apart and makes the six counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire so special.
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 coast envelops 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.
In short, our region has got just about everything you need to call it your home and join our 4,000+ staff who already call it home. Together they help make sure we can respond to anyone needing our help 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
We value care, teamwork, quality, respect and honesty in order to transform the care we deliver to our communities and welcome applicants who share these values to apply to work at EEAST.
The Care Quality Commission has rated the care patients receive as outstanding – staff demonstrate compassion and respect whilst promoting patient dignity and respecting individual needs, patients are involved in their care and treatment, and staff act with the utmost professionalism and support patients and the public in the most trying of circumstances to provide positive outcomes.
If this sounds like you, and it’s time to make the change, then it’s time you applied to work at the ambulance service.
Types of roles
Here are a few of the different patient-facing roles that we have:
- Ambulance care assistants (ACA)*
- Patient Transport Drivers (PTS Driver)*
- Apprentice Emergency Care Support Worker
- Emergency Care Support Worker
- Apprentice Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
- Student paramedics
- Graduate paramedics
- Call handlers**
*These are non-emergency service roles within our patient transport teams.
** These roles are within our ambulance operation centres (AOCs) based in Norwich, Chelmsford and Bedford.
We offer excellent paid holiday entitlement, entry to the NHS pension scheme and other employee benefits. Most importantly, we offer career progression and excellent training opportunities, whilst you get to work with friendly colleagues and have the ability to make a difference to people in the community. To find out about more about the various careers within the ambulance service visit the NHS Careers website.