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Looking for a change and want to make a difference in your community? Find your calling at Wellington Free Ambulance!

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We have a wide range of volunteer and career opportunities available throughout the region, check out our current vacancies below and come join the team!

If you would like to apply for any of the opportunities below, please fill in an application form and send it to [email protected] along with your CV and cover letter.

Operational Support Services Coordinator

We are currently looking for an Operational Support Services Coordinator to support the delivery of comprehensive supply chain to our organisation.

This role will support all operational and supply chain needs for Wellington Free.  You will ensure that quality stock, consumables, equipment and uniforms are stored and distributed to our people in a timely manner.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Previous administration experience and a high level of organisational skills
  • A keen eye for detail, with effective listening and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills using critical thinking and solutions focused
  • Intermediate computer literacy and proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook etc)
  • A current clean full driver’s license
  • Previous property maintenance experience is advantageous

We are looking for someone who has superior organisational skills and the ability to build effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and vendors. You will need to remain calm under pressure and manage competing demands in a fast paced environment. 

Read the job description here. 

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return it to [email protected] along with your CV and cover letter. 

Applications close: Wednesday 17 June 2020, 5pm.

Volunteer Event Medic

If you want to make a difference in your community, we are looking for volunteer Event Medics to join our Events team.

Our Volunteer Event Medics are at the heart of our community work. They cover a variety of sporting events, community fairs, live concerts and more. They also train community groups in CPR and also back our front line crews in emergencies.

To be considered for this role you must have a:

  • Minimum of a Comprehensive First Aid Certificate (Unit Standards 6400, 6401 and 6402) or equivalent
  • A full NZ Driver’s License for a minimum of 3 years
  • Defensive Driving Certificate received within the last 3 years
  • No criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • Be physically fit for lifting and capable of meeting the demands of the role
  • Have excellent communications skills and be able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Be available for training (training will be on evenings and weekends)

It’s a lot to ask, but caring for our community is an important job. If you meet the criteria, and want to become an Event Medic, email [email protected] with the following:

  • A completed application form (available on at the top of this page)
  • Cover Letter and CV
  • Copy of your NZ Driver’s License
  • Copy of current First Aid Certificate
  • Copy of Defensive Driving Certificate

Please ensure you send all documentation above or we will be unable to process your application.

If you do not hold a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate you will be required to obtain one prior to the first training date. A Defensive Driving Certificate must be obtained before driving training begins. All training dates will be confirmed with you following successful completion of the group interview.

Read the job description here.

There is an extensive training process and we will talk you through the whole process at the group interview on the 14 July 2020. The training involved in becoming an Event Medic for Wellington Free Ambulance will involve one full weekend per month for five months.

NGCC Project Coordinator

We are currently looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

The purpose of Next Generation Critical Communications (NGCC) Programme is to invest in replacing critical communications capability used by emergency services to support and deliver frontline services which underpin safety, health and wellbeing outcomes for New Zealand. 

As Project Coordinator you will support the Project Manager, Business Change Manager and wider project team to ensure that WFA projects and activities relating to NGCC are delivered on-time, within scope and budget and that the NGCC capability meets desired outcomes 

As part of the role, you will have specific responsibility for working with the Clinical Education team to design and deliver effective training that ensures an effective transition of Wellington Free Ambulance onto the NGCC capability, and with the Fundraising and Communications team to ensure that communications relating to the project are timely and relevant. 

We are looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience in a project coordination or administration role
  • A keen eye for detail, with effective listening and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills using critical thinking
  • Demonstrated organisation skills with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics.

Previous experience and knowledge of project management principles, methodologies and tools, as well as proficiency in the full Microsoft suite including Microsoft Project and Visio would be an advantage.

If you are looking for a new challenge and want a community-based role that will help grow the communications capability across the emergency services then this is the role for you.

Read the job description here.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and email it to [email protected] along with your CV and cover letter.  

Applications close: Wednesday 10 June 2020, 5pm.

Clinical Paramedic Advisor

We are currently looking for motivated, enthusiastic clinical staff to join our Clinical Hub as Clinical Paramedic Advisors (CPA).

The role of CPA provides specialist knowledge and support to our paramedics on the road to our Clinical Communications Centre staff. This includes reviewing medical information and providing advice to the triage and dispatch process in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients. 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • To have an Authority to Practice at Paramedic level for a minimum of 2 years, or higher; OR be a registered nurse with 2 years post registration experience and a current Annual Practising Certificate.
  • A keen eye for detail, with effective listening and communication skills.
  • Experience conducting detailed examination and investigation into complex matters and providing recommendations.
  • Strong problem solving skills using critical thinking.
  • An understanding of New Zealand geography will be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who has superior communication skills and the ability to adapt your communication style when dealing with different personalities quickly and concisely, as well as organise and manage competing demands in a fast paced environment.

Read the job description here.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and email it to [email protected] along with your CV and cover letter. 

Applications close: Wednesday 10 June 2020, 5pm.

Ambulance Officer (All ATPs)

We are looking new recruits across all ATP levels to join the team.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • An Authority to Practice at one or more of the following: Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Intensive Care Paramedic, Extended Care Paramedic (community medicine), Clinical Paramedic Advisor (over the phone).
  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or completing in the year of application)
  • Currently or recently employed as a permanent ambulance officer for 3+ years
  • A full New Zealand driver’s licence, and no criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • The ability to work fulltime on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however, we run four intakes throughout the year. 
Ambulance Officer – All ATPs intakes
Please note: International applicants must be available for a phone interview during the dates indicated. National and international shortlisted applicants must also be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates indicated. You will only be required to attend one day. 

If you are seeking a career in emergency service and ambulance sector, we would love to hear from you.

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community. 

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return to [email protected] along with your CV and cover letter.

Graduate Internship

We are currently seeking applicants for our one year Graduate Internship programme.

This highly sought after programme provides a great opportunity for graduates of a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine to gain on-the-job experience alongside a dedicated preceptor.

The programme provides a structured and supported learning environment to enable you to develop independent skills to gain an Authority to Practice (ATP) as an Emergency Medical Technician.

After one year of consolidation all staff are able to apply for the Paramedic ATP.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or completing in the year of application)
  • A full New Zealand driver’s licence, and no criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • The ability to work full time on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however, we run four graduate intakes throughout the year. 

Graduate Intern Ambulance Officer intakes

Please note: International applicants must be available for a phone interview during the dates indicated. National and international shortlisted applicants must also be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates indicated. You will only be required to attend one day.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return to [email protected] along with your CV and cover letter.

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