Vehicle Technician in Bedfordshire Apply

Location: Bedfordshire

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: East Of England Ambulance Service

Date Advertised: 2021-11-26

We encourage you to ensure that your application relates to the Person Specification (provided as part of the Job Description or as a separate attachment).The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep this information in mind when preparing your submission.Please note that if you have not had a response from us after one month of submitting your application, you have not been shortlisted for interview. Job overview Have you ever wondered how YOU can make a difference contributing to saving lives every day? The operational Support directorate at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust are a dedicated and vital support network which assists our front-line clinicians in providing excellent care to people living in the East of England, 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day covering six counties - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.This dynamic role has shift pattern covering 12-hour days & nights, covering 365 days.Your role will involve preparing ambulances for operational duty and to maintain the serviceability of emergency ambulances, equipment and consumables.The Trust has embarked on a transformation plan to ensure we can meet the challenges of the future by taking delivery of purpose-built ambulances and vehicles, and we have also commissioned the building and upgrading of a large number our Hubs across all six counties that we cover - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk. Main duties of the job As well as keeping the ambulances ready for operational duties, you will also ensure correct levels of stock and equipment assets are assigned to each vehicle, along with accurately recording the withdrawal of stock electronically.You will need to be willing to work shifts, include nights and weekends and be flexible in line with service needs. Good communication skills and a basic understanding of IT is essential along with the ability to work to tight deadlines.Your role will also involve moving ambulances and vehicles so a UK driving licence with a commitment to attaining a full C1 within 12 months of commencement into role is mandatory.The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a high attention to detail, working to a high standard, be able to follow step by step instructions and be able to work as part of a team. Working for our organisation In addition to working within a fantastic team environment, we provide a comprehensive employment and training package with opportunities for career progression, a competitive salary, an excellent pension plan, professional support, and NHS benefits for you and your family.We will also provide comprehensive training for the new electronic equipment, the tools to carry out the job and a Trust uniform. Detailed job description and main responsibilities Along with developing a full understanding of how vitally important this role is. Your duties will include replacing, re-stocking equipment and cleaning vehicles (to IPC standards) using systemic processes and specialist equipment and chemicals within an emergency vehicle. These activities are both essential and critical - making you a vital part and a critical link between the technicians and paramedics and the excellent patient care we deliver.You will be liaising with vehicle technicians with regards to vehicle maintenance requirements and will be required to communicate accurately and effectively within the team.Other responsibilities will require you to move ambulances around the site for refuelling, cleaning, parking, vehicle testing and maintenance.Please note Bank staff are paid an hourly rate for hours worked, and as such are paid 1 month in arrears, following submission of timesheets. Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria Intermediate Numeracy & Literacy (GCSE level of education or equivalent) Skills & Experience Essential criteria Good IT skills (i.e. Microsoft office)Experience in a customer focused environment Desirable criteria Previous cleaning experience Driving Essential criteria Full UK driving licence (up to 3 penalty points) Desirable criteria C1 Licence holder
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