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AVP Operative

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
Leeds Ambulance Service, Leeds, United Kingdom £18,005 - £19,337 Per annum, Pro rata
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AVP Operative

Job Reference: 174-AVPWY-051020

Employer: Department: Ambulance Vehicle Preparation Location: Leeds Ambulance Service, Leeds Salary: £18,005 - £19,337 Per annum, Pro rata

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service serves a population of over five million people across Yorkshire and the Humber. We employ more than 5,700 staff, who together with over 1,150 volunteers, enable us to provide a vital 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, emergency and healthcare service, ensuring that patients receive the right response to their care needs as quickly as possible, wherever they are.

One Team, Best Care is our Corporate Strategy which has been developed to identify our key priorities over the next five years. This has been influenced by local demands, national policy and an extensive consultation with our staff and stakeholders.

We want people to join us that can uphold and live our values every day:
  • Compassion
  • One Team
  • Innovation
  • Resilience
  • Empowerment
  • Integrity
YAS recognises the importance for all our employees to have a healthy work-life balance and we aim to attract and retain staff who are looking for flexible working. The Trust offers a wide range of flexible working options which contributes to delivering the best service to our patients whilst improving employee wellbeing. Some of the flexible working options include: Shift working, annualised hours, part-time working, job-sharing, working from home (dependant on the role) and more..

Other benefits we offer include,ongoing learning and development, Occupational Health and counselling services, an excellent pension scheme.

Please be advised, the salary range stated in advertisements is calculated on a pro rata basis if the vacancy is part time.

Please note, some details above may not apply for volunteer positions.

To meet our expanding and developing Ambulance Vehicle Preparation (AVP) requirements we are now able to offer further vacancy opportunities to join our existing dedicated AVP Operative teams within Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

This exciting opportunity for an AVP Operative, part of the National Health Service (NHS) through the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, is being made available in West Yorkshire.

A DRIVING LICENSE WITH C1 CLASS IS ESSENTIAL - You will be required to confirm within your application that you hold a full C1 Category on your license which is valid within the UK.

This post is an average 37.5 hour per week contract based on a 24 hour, 7 day a week rota system including Bank Holidays preparing our frontline operational vehicles. The working days and times are dependent upon current provision required to meet operational/patient demand. A significant percentage of our Ambulance Vehicle Preparation is completed overnight and working durations include 8, 10 & 12 hour shifts. These contracted working times also attract unsocial hour's payments.

Holiday entitlement is between 27 days and 33 days depending on length of NHS service plus bank holidays.

Please ensure you read and understand the attached job description before completing your application. Completion of the Supporting Information section within your application is essential and please include any relevant experience, knowledge and/or role related qualities to support your application.

Duties to include:

Ambulance Vehicle Preparation Operatives process ambulance service vehicles in a prescribed and controlled way that ensures each ambulance is fully equipped and prepared to attend and treat a patient. The role is a key operational support function, which ensures patient safety whilst supporting Operations in meeting its targets. Main duties include detailed cleaning and Infection Prevention and Control activities, checking and inspecting medical and lifting & handling equipment, restocking all consumables and completing vehicle checks. Other duties include the preparation of consumables, stock control, re-fuelling and moving vehicles across various locations, recording all daily activities and the repatriation of equipment from Hospital Trusts.

The successful candidates must be flexible in their approach and convey a personal commitment to demonstrating the YAS values and behaviour's.

You must be reliable and conscientious with a good eye for detail and be able to work individually and as part of a small team.

No experience is required as full training will be given. An initial 4 week Training package forms part of your Learning and Development.

Our training package includes NVQ2 and NCFE.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDavid HillJob titleAmbulance Vehicle Preparation ManagerEmail addressdavid.hill16@nhs.netTelephone number07786-390051Additional contact information

David Hill

Ambulance Vehicle Preparation Manager

Tel: 07786 390051


Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy "Embracing Diversity - Promoting Inclusivity" highlights Yorkshire Ambulance Service's commitment to having a diverse and inclusive workforce reflecting the communities and patients we serve across Yorkshire. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates from all sections of the diverse community and signals our commitment to embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability under the "Disability Confident Scheme".

Applicants are advised to read all the information in this advert and the supporting information BEFORE completing and submitting your application. As you complete your application please ensure you demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification. All communication regarding the selection process will be sent electronically to the email address that was provided at the time of the application

YAS is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. If this post is subject to a DBS check you will be notified in your offer letter if you are successful and the check will be carried out in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). If successful, you will be charged for this check by salary deduction in the first month (not applicable for volunteer positions).

YAS operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to the Trust's Local Counter Fraud Specialist.

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