Careers at London’s Air Ambulance

Exceptional care requires exceptional people.

Whether it’s our pilots, fire crew or charity staff, every member of our team provides critical support to keep our life-saving service running.

For information on our latest job vacancies, see below.

If you are interested in working for our clinical team, watch our interview with Dr Gareth Davies to find out how we recruit, what we look for and find resources that will help you on the road to a career in pre-hospital care. 

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Finance Officer (Accounts Payable)  

As the Finance Officer, your responsibilities will include assisting with the completion of month-end and year-end processes. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of the purchase ledger for each company including all related prepayments and accruals and allocation of costs to appropriate funds. A key part of this role will also be producing payables VAT reports from the finance system, reviewing for accuracy to enable submission of VAT returns in timely manner.

Application Details  
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Natasha Alo at [email protected] before the application deadline date. 

Contract: Permanent  
Hours: Full time 
Reports to: Head of Finance 
Location: Mansell Street E1 8AN 
Member of: Finance 
Direct reports: Finance Officer (Accounts Payable) 
Salary: £34,000 - £36,000 
Application closes: Sunday 3rd October

London's Air Ambulance Charity  
Every second of every day, London’s Air Ambulance delivers rapid response and cutting-edge medical care to save lives in the city. Critical injury can happen to anyone, at any time. It is the biggest killer of people under 40.  
We bring the hospital emergency department to the scene, delivering life-saving treatment to the 10 million people who live and work in London.  
The service was established by a group of committed, determined and pioneering medics. They saw that people were dying before they could get to hospital. They understood that every second counts.  
Today, treating patients before they get to hospital has been transformed into an established medical discipline. We have a reputation as a world leader of rapid response medical care. We have provided support to the capital in times of great need such as London Bridge, the Grenfell Tower fire and 7/7 bombings.  

We are proud to count a number of “firsts” during our time:  

  • The first survivor of open-heart surgery at the roadside;  

  • The first to use life-saving REBOA procedure at the roadside;  

  • The first to carry out blood transfusions at the roadside.  
     

Our pioneering spirit continues to drive us to understand what more we can do to save lives.  

Our Vision is to end preventable deaths in London from severe injury.   

Our Mission is to save more lives in London through rapid response and cutting-edge care.  
 

Our Values are:  

Compassionate  
We care about people and put them at the heart of everything we do. We are kind, respectful and always keen to listen to feedback.  

Courageous  
We are prepared to achieve our mission in challenging environments. We are authentic, honest and not afraid to challenge and take calculated risks.  

Pioneering  
We embrace and lead change through our innovation and creativity. We are constantly learning, both from our successes and from our failures to make sure we are always striving to improve.  

Context  
Responsibility for the finance function is held by the Head of Finance who reports into the Chief Operating Officer. The Head of Finance is supported by the Finance Business & Performance Partner, Finance Manager, Senior Finance Officer (Payables), Finance Assistant (Receivables) and Finance Assistant (Payables). 

Job Purpose  
To oversee accounts payable transactions and processes, maintain the purchase ledger, setting up and maintaining filing systems, banking cash and other general duties to assist the finance team. This role will also assist the data team as appropriate. 

 Key objectives:  

  • Oversee the accounts payable function of the organisation 

  • Assisting with month-end and year-end processes 

  • Manage the financial transactions relating to the retail function 

  • Providing admin support to the finance team including ownership of training literature, system notes and process manuals 
     

Key responsibilities 

  • Assist with the completion of month-end and year-end processes, including journals, balance sheet reconciliations, back-up pack and intercompany charges. 

  • Responsible for the maintenance of the purchase ledger for each company including all related prepayments and accruals and allocation of costs to appropriate funds 

  • Maintain the fixed asset register for each company including depreciation charges calculations and postings 

  • Complete and post payroll journals into finance system 

  • Produce payables VAT reports from the finance system, reviewing for accuracy to enable submission of VAT returns in timely manner 

  • Being the point of contact for all purchases administration and queries and approvals 

  • Manage and process the weekly payment run 

  • Maintain the list and advise on the VAT coding for all purchase transactions and review all purchase transactions for correct coding on a monthly basis 

  • Support the Finance Assistant with the processing of supplier payments, expenses claims and credit card processing 

  • Support the Finance Assistant with processing of transactions relating to the retail function 

  • Credit control including handling supplier queries and resolving disputes with the assistance of the Head of Finance where appropriate 

  • Complete bank reconciliations  

  • Responsible for finance system software updates relating to expenses, credit cards and the accounts payable modules 

  • Compiling and maintaining training materials and procedure notes for payables and expenses and delivering expenses and payables training to the wider organization 

  • Administration of finance related meetings included arranging and attending meetings, taking minutes, circulating documents, etc. 

  • Provide cover for and assist the accounts receivable function as required


General responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the effective day to day financial management by providing efficient admin support including setting up and maintaining filing systems 

  • Flexible to provide cover for other finance team members as required and appropriate; 

  • Document processes and procedures in the Finance Team Operating Manual 

  • Plan, organise and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to the organisation’s monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner; 

  • Attending Clinical Governance Days as required 

  • Support wider charity activities from time to time 
     

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required. 
 

Application Details  
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Natasha Alo at [email protected] before the application deadline date. 

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Natasha Alo using the above contact details.     

London's Air Ambulance Limited is committed to eliminating any discrimination and promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in all it does. It is therefore London's Air Ambulance Limited's commitment to provide equal opportunities in employment and we will not unlawfully discriminate against job applicants, employees of the Company, volunteers, workers or contract workers on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (unless, as in the case of pilots or fire crew physical fitness is essential to the performance of their duties).  

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Corporate Development Officer

As the Corporate Development Officer, you will be responsible for delivery of major corporate partnerships across multiple sectors valued up to £100k+. 

You will need to ensure the stewardship of corporate partners is consistent and effective whilst underpinning the sustainability of the team’s fundraising income through data management and research, undertaking involvement in interaction with our corporate partners through bespoke events and activities. 

The Corporate Development Officer will also manage elements of our corporate communications including our Corporate e-newsletter, support and collaborate with our Community Team and support the Finance Team with inputting to the weekly income analysis sheets. 

Contract: Temporary (Maternity Cover 9mnths – up to 12mnths) 
Hours: Full time 
Reports to: Head of Corporate Development  
Location: Mansell Street E1 8AN  
Member of: Philanthropy & Partnerships Team 
Salary: £30,000pa (pro rata for the duration of the contract) 
Application closing date: 4th October 2021 

London's Air Ambulance Charity  

Every second of every day, London’s Air Ambulance delivers rapid response and cutting-edge medical care to save lives in the city. 
Critical injury can happen to anyone, at any time. It is the biggest killer of people under 40. 
We bring the hospital emergency department to the scene, delivering life-saving treatment to the 10 million people who live and work in London. 
The service was established by a group of committed, determined and pioneering medics.  They saw that people were dying before they could get to hospital. They understood that every second counts. 
Today, treating patients before they get to hospital has been transformed into an established medical discipline. We have a reputation as a world leader of rapid response medical care. We have provided support to the capital in times of great need such as London Bridge, the Grenfell Tower fire and 7/7 bombings. 

We are proud to count a number of “firsts” during our time: 

  • The first survivor of open-heart surgery at the roadside; 

  • The first to use life-saving REBOA procedure at the roadside; 

  • The first to carry out blood transfusions at the roadside. 

Our pioneering spirit continues to drive us to understand what more we can do to save lives. 
Our Vision is to end preventable deaths in London from severe injury.  
Our Mission is to save more lives in London through rapid response and cutting-edge care. 

Our Values are 

Compassionate 
We care about people and put them at the heart of everything we do. We are kind, respectful and always keen to listen to feedback. 

Courageous 
We are prepared to achieve our mission in challenging environments. We are authentic, honest and not afraid to challenge and take calculated risks. 

Pioneering
We embrace and lead change through our innovation and creativity. We are constantly learning, both from our successes and from our failures to make sure we are always striving to improve. 

Context 
This is an exciting time to join the Corporate Team with the recent launch of the private phase of the Up Against Time Appeal at the start of the summer. Up Against Time will be the charity’s biggest ever Appeal with a target to raise £15m by 2025 and replace both helicopters. The Corporate Team have a collective target to raise £3.9m, part of wider team target within P&P to reach £12m. 

The role will include a 60:40 focus, split between new business and account management, respectively. Currently the big focus is developing new business approaches and developing our Appeal pipeline. The post holder will be responsible for delivery of major corporate partnerships across multiple sectors valued up to £100k+. As a small team we are collaborative with a hands-on approach, working on a variety of partnerships involving strategic support, employee engagement, major charity of the year, corporate events and important relationship building.  

The post holder will need to ensure the stewardship of corporate partners is consistent and effective whilst underpinning the sustainability of the team’s fundraising income through data management and research, undertaking involvement in interaction with our corporate partners through bespoke events and activities. 

The Corporate Development Officer will also manage elements of our corporate communications including our Corporate e-newsletter, support and collaborate with our Community Team and support the Finance Team with inputting to the weekly income analysis sheets. 

You will need to possess effective organisational and communication skills with an engaging personality and have the desire and ability to act as an ambassador for this world-class innovative charity, embarking on its biggest ever Appeal.   

Key responsibilities  

  • Developing new business approaches to cold and warm prospects, for the Up Against Time Appeal  

  • Actively contributing to and supporting the management of the Appeal Pipeline and prospects 

  • Supporting accounts with tailored communication plans, launch events and activation appropriate to their level of giving (according to the team’s Appeal Grading System) 

  • Complete reporting and evaluation requirements as requested by corporate partners 

  • Supporting the Corporate Team with research, networking, cultivation and assist with new business applications across unrestricted, Appeal and restricted projects where needed 

  • Implement detailed account management plans for confirmed partners to both sustain and maximise support, building solid and valued relationships with all corporate supporters 

  • Support a variety of corporate income streams, including strategic partnerships, straight donations, charity of the year, corporate events and CRM campaigns 

  • Corporate unsolicited challenge event management 

  • Targeted communications for generating further sustainable support from existing corporate supporters who typically give one off large gifts 

  • Curate and manage a tailored e-newsletter to our corporate audience on a quarterly basis 

  • Ensure weekly/monthly financial processing and reports are accurate and up to date 

  • Champion the use of the Client Relationship Management (CRM) database to ensure all client and supporter information and communication is accurate and maintained and the data evaluation and reporting functionality is utilised to continually improve working practices and business opportunities for the charity  

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required. 

Application Details 
We have partnered with Ashby Jenkins for the recruitment of this role. For more information on the role and how to apply, please click here.

London's Air Ambulance Limited is committed to eliminating any discrimination and promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in all it does. It is therefore London's Air Ambulance Limited's commitment to provide equal opportunities in employment and we will not unlawfully discriminate against job applicants, employees of the Company, volunteers, workers or contract workers on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (unless, as in the case of pilots or fire crew physical fitness is essential to the performance of their duties).