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

Wellington Free Ambulance Application Form

Ambulance Officer

All ATP's - Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Intensive Care Paramedic, Extended Care Paramedic and Clinical Paramedic Advisor

18 April 2019

Kia ora te tangata. Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) is the one and only emergency ambulance service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa. We provide high quality leading edge patient care to all people 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. We offer a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace where your values and strengths with people will be supported.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • An Emergency Medical Technician Authority To Practice or higher
  • A minimum of 1 year full time recent frontline emergency ambulance experience
  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or finishing this calendar year) or currently or recently employed as a permanent ambulance officer for 3+ years
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s license
  • The ability to work a 24 hour rostered and rotating shift cycle, including night shifts

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 and the people we serve, please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to recruitment@wfa.org.nz

Ambulance Officer - Wairarapa based

ATP's - Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Intensive Care Paramedic

18 April 2019

Kia ora te tangata. Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) is the one and only emergency ambulance service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa. We provide high quality leading edge patient care to all people 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.  We offer a culturally diverse workplace where your values and strengths with people will be supported.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • An Emergency Medical Technician Authority To Practice or higher
  • A minimum of 1 year fulltime recent frontline emergency ambulance experience
  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or finishing this calendar year) or currently or recently employed as a permanent ambulance officer for 3+ years
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s license
  • The ability to work a 24 hour rostered and rotating shift cycle, including night shifts

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 and the people we serve,  please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to recruitment@wfa.org.nz

Graduate Intern Ambulance Officer

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:

  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (must have successfully completed and passed final exams before December 2018)
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence;
  • No criminal convictions, previous or pending;
  • A high standard of physical fitness, as this is essential for the role;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to work a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts.

WFA will now be accepting Graduate applications all year. We will be running four Graduate intakes throughout the year.

National and International shortlisted applicants must be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates pertaining to the intake you are accepted into. You will only be required to attend one day.

International applicants must be available for a 30 minute phone interview pertaining to the intake you are accepted into.

New Zealand-based Applicants International Applicants
Winter Intake   Winter Intake
Cut off date 22 Feb 2019 Cut off date 22 Feb 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Mar 2019 Skype screening 27 Feb – 1 Mar 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Mar 2019
Spring Intake   Spring Intake
Cut off date 23 May 2019 Cut off date 23 May 2019 (2 June for NZ Applicants)
Assessment centre 26-28 Jun 2019 Skype screening 29-31 May
Assessment centre 26-28 Jun 2019
Summer Intake   Summer Intake
Cut off date 22 Aug 2019 Cut off date 22 Aug 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Sep 2019 Skype screening 28-30 Aug 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Sep 2019

Third year students graduating this year can apply anytime from the Spring intake. Employment will be conditional on successfully passing the degree program.

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 and the people we serve,  please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to recruitment@wfa.org.nz

Volunteer Event Medic

We are looking for Volunteer Event Medics to join our Events team. By joining Wellington Free Ambulance, you are helping to deliver world class health care to your community and its people. 

4 June 2019

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 every single week.

They 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
  • Full driver’s License for 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: recruitment@wfa.org.nz with the following:

  • A completed application form available at wfa.org.nz (under the current vacancies tab).
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Copy of NZ Driver’s License
  • Copy of current First Aid Certificate
  • Copy of Defensive Driving Certificate

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. These dates will be confirmed with you following successful completion of the group interview.

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

We have an extensive training process; it may be 12 weeks from the application closing date before you complete your first shift. We will talk you through the whole process at the group interview.  The training involved in becoming an Event Medic for Wellington Free Ambulance will involve one full weekend per month for five months.

The group interview will be on the Tuesday 16 July 2019.

If you want to make a difference in your community, we’d love to have you on the team.