NHS 999 Call Handler

Expiring today

Location
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Salary
£16800 per annum + 25% unsocial hours allowance
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
27 Sep 2016
Ref
OX1005
Contact
Manpower UK
Job Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time
South Central Ambulance Service is looking for Emergency Call Handlers to join their fast paced contact centre in Bicester. In this role, you will take emergency 999 calls offering the best service on every call as you provide lifesaving support to the general public.

We're looking for individuals with good judgement, who are able to make informed decisions as you'll need to discern the severity of calls and provide appropriate support over the phone. This will include providing First Aid information, dispatching ambulances and passing on information to relevant services. We require a minimum of 2 GCSE's (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Not only is this work highly rewarding, but you'll receive a competitive salary starting from £8.53 per hour. You'll also benefit from 27 days holiday per annum (based on full-time hours) plus 8 bank holidays (bank contracts accrue one hour to every nine hours worked), an NHS pension or NEST scheme and number of high street discounts such as Nandos and Dominos. Working within the NHS may also entitle you to apply for a Key Worker Housing scheme.

We offer a 4 week training and a further 8 week support programme, and continually encourage the development of our employees. You must be available to attend training from 8.30am - 4.30pm or 5.00pm - 1.00am Monday - Friday for 4 weeks. Once you've completed your initial training we also offer a 25% pay increase for shifts worked from 7pm - 7am and weekends.

The site is operational 24/7 365 days a year, so applicants will be flexible to cover a new rota every 4 weeks which will include 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts, days, nights and weekends.

If you'd like to be a part of an essential service which saves lives every day, we'd love to hear from you. Apply here!