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If you would like the chance to be part of an innovative organisation within your community apply for a role at Wellington Free today!

If you would like to apply for one of our current vacancies, please fill in this application form and include it with your CV and cover letter. 

Degree Lecturer

We are here for the people of Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, and, our emergency paramedic service is free. We care for people who are unexpectedly sick or injured, transfer patients, and provide medic support at events. By joining us you’d be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community.

A fixed term opportunity has become available for a Paramedic Degree Lecturer based at Whitireia Polytechnic. 

If you are keen to be involved with developing potential Paramedics then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.  Over 150 students are enrolled in undergraduate papers this year, many via distance learning.  Working on this programme, you will develop a variety of skills including practical teaching, online lecturing and student support.  As part of a dedicated team, you will have full support for your own professional development, including maintaining your own clinical practice on road.

To be considered you must:

  • Minimum Paramedic practise level
  • 5 years’ experience practicing at this level
  • Proof of active research, abstracts or evidence of an assignment (this could be part a portfolio)
  • Either have completed a relevant Post Graduate Certificate or prepared to work towards Post Graduate Qualification.

This position is full time, 40 hours per week until mid October2018. To apply you must hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and hold (or be keen to study towards) adult education qualifications.  You can obtain more information from Keira Peters in Human Resources on 04 498 0990.

If you are looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference educating future paramedics and deliver value to the business, please apply by sending your cover letter and CV to

Applications close: Sunday 25 March 2018

Graduate Intern Paramedic

Wellington Free Ambulance is the one and only emergency ambulance service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa.  We provide high quality leading edge patient care in emergency medical and trauma situations, prehospital and treat-at-home care, and rescue and transport services. We respond to approximately 130 incidents every day, and we are the only free service in the country. 

By joining Wellington Free Ambulance, you’re helping to deliver world class health care to your community. 

Wellington Free Ambulance is currently seeking applicants for its one year Graduate Intern programme.

This highly competitive Graduate programme provides a great opportunity for graduates of a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine to gain on-the-job experience. This program will provide a structured on-the-job supported learning environment to enable you to develop independent practice.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Health Science – Paramedicine; or
  • Must have successfully completed final exams before 1 April 2018 (Proof of passing is required);
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence;
  • No criminal convictions, previous or pending;
  • A high standard of physical fitness required for the role;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to work a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend an assessment centre in Wellington on the 13 or 16 April 2018. International applicants will be expected to take part in a phone interview prior to this date.

If you are looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference to a critical emergency service and deliver value to the business, please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to  Attn: Keira Peters, HR Business Partner, PO Box 601, Thorndon.

Applications close: Monday 2 April 2018