Working For Us NWAS provides services to approximately 7 million people in an area of 5,500 square miles, which incorporates widely varying demography, topography and health needs throughout the region. The Trust has a budget of £215 million, currently operates from 109 ambulance stations and employs around 5,200 staff. The North West Ambulance Service is committed to equality and diversity and aims to ensure their workforce accurately reflects the communities which it serves. We have a range of career opportunities and welcome applications from all communities and sections of society. We are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We also offer a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for disabled applicants who meet our minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process. Application forms and information in alternative formats are available on request. We will not tolerate discrimination in any form including: gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs-or any other grounds. The trust has a wide range of job opportunities ranging from operational staff, including call takers to support functions including IT, Finance, HR, hospitality and estates. All of our vacancies are advertised online via www.jobs.nhs.uk In addition, we also have a dedicated Recruitment Team who can be contacted via: 0845 11 22 018 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional advice or guidance. Further information regarding careers can also be found via www.nhscareers.co.uk . Terms and Conditions of Service The service offers a range of excellent benefits including an excellent pension scheme, access to NHS discounts, NHS Mortgages and Childcare Vouchers. Working hours are 37.5 per week, exclusive of meal breaks. Employees may be required to work a variety of shifts, including weekends, throughout the 24 hour period, if appropriate to the post. Due to the emergency nature of the services provided by NWAS, staff may be required in the interest of patient safety to work beyond their normal finishing time. You may be required as part of your role to work unsocial hours, an allowance will be paid to reflect this. You will undertake an Annual Development Review and subsequently agree a Personal Development Plan with your line manager or nominated reviewer, consistent with the Knowledge and Skills Framework outline for your post as part of your continuing professional development. Your base will be allocated as close to your home as possible, however you may be required to travel to an alternative location within a reasonable travelling distance. The trust offers a generous annual leave entitlement upon appointment to the NHS you will granted 27 days exclusive of bank holidays. The service offers a comprehensive occupational sick pay scheme, which increases with length of service. The trust operates a strict no smoking policy, which all staff must adhere to. Additional Information Criminal Convictions Having a criminal conviction, is not necessarily a bar to employment. However, as a Trust we are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and it is vital that you declare any spent or unspent criminal convictions on your application form regardless of when they occurred providing as much detail as possible to allow us to make an informed decision on your application. Criminal Convictions will be considered on an individual basis. Before a decision is made, we will consider the nature of the conviction, the age of the individual at the time of the offence, the length of time which has elapsed since the offence was committed and the outcome (e.g. Prison Sentence, fine etc.) Failure to disclose these details will result in the withdrawal of your application from the process or dismissal if information is discovered when you are in post. If at any point you are unsure of what information you are being asked to provide please contact the Recruitment Team. Qualifications and Professional Registration As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to produce copies of all qualifications which are relevant to the post/application. If you do not have copies of these certificates, they can be obtained from the relevant examination board for a small fee. If the certificates do not match those which you have declared on your application form you will be withdrawn from the recruitment process. If the post which you have applied for requires you to be a member of a professional body such as the HPC you will need to provide proof prior to commencing employment with the Trust. Penalty points on driving licence If you are applying for an operational post and have points on your driving licence you must clearly state this on your application form, failure to do so will result your application being withdrawn from the process. If you have more than 3 points, you are advised to contact the Recruitment Team before applying for a position to enable a decision to be made.