Can you help the Ambulance service go the extra mile against COVID-19? Temporary workers and volunteers needed now!

Date: 06 April 2020

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Update: We have had a fantastic response to our call for temporary and volunteer roles that we have been advertising in recent weeks as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have had an absolutely amazing response with thousands of people making applications for our roles. This has meant that we have been able to fill all the positions we have available across many of our services.

Although we are pausing our recruitment of many temporary and volunteer roles we do have a number of substantive positions and longer term voluntary roles available that will be part of providing our services beyond the current pandemic response.


Due to unprecedented demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) wants to recruit 1,000 temporary workers urgently.

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.”

We are 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). 

Roles are available across the region immediately and all training will be provided.

For paid work, please email outlining the type of role you’re interested in and relevant experience and qualifications.

  • Summary:

    Due to unprecedented demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) wants to recruit 1,000 temporary workers and volunteers urgently.