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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Charity Promoter

We are looking for passionate, charity-driven individuals to join our existing team of promotional staff working hard to raise awareness and support for London’s Air Ambulance across different locations in the capital.

TYPE: Part/Full Time (16-35 Hours Per Week)

RATE: £10.55hr (Paid Weekly) 

DEPT: Individual Giving

START: Immediate                                                                                                           

REPORTS TO: Face to Face Fundraising Coordinator

LOCATION: Agreed Area of London

Context 

London’s Air Ambulance delivers an advanced trauma team 24/7 to critically injured patients in London, however, a recent brand review survey revealed that two thirds of people in London do not know that we are a charity. We rely on the support and generosity of members of the public to operate our life-saving service through regular donations. One of our greatest challenges is spreading the message that London’s Air Ambulance is a charity.

Our promotional staff are currently attending a number of venues in London to engage the public by explaining the services we provide, offering guidance on making a regular gift and on volunteering, as well as answering any questions the public may have. 

The role

The role is ideal for someone who enjoys talking with others and is motivated by making a difference. Full training will be provided – the main attribute we are looking for is enthusiasm. You will be paid 25p per mile plus paid travel time (£8.50/hour) although we try to book your sites within a reasonable distance from your house. We provide you with a small banner and promotional items such as leaflets for you to take to sites, and you will attend regular team meetings. There is the opportunity to shape your working hours around other commitments, as part of a flexible and dynamic team that challenges itself to be the best it can be.

Our Core Values

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.

Application Process

If you feel you would be a good fit for the role, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch with Claire Andrews, Face-to-Face Fundraising Manager.

Email: c.andrews@londonsairambulance.org.uk
Phone: 0203 023 3288

Unfortunately, due to a high volume of applications we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

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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Institute Officer

We're looking for an Institute Officer to ensure the smooth running of The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care's education programmes. 

TYPE: Permanent full time

SALARY: £25,000 - £27,000

DEPT: Institute of Pre-Hospital Care                                                      

START: ASAP                                             

REPORTS TO: Head of Institute Delivery

LOCATION: Mansell Street, London/ Royal London Hospital Helipad

London's Air Ambulance

London's Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team within the boundaries of the M25, for the 10 million people who live, work and travel within London each day. We deliver a senior trauma doctor and a specially trained paramedic to the site of the incident using a helicopter in daylight hours and a rapid response car at night, bringing the operating room to the patient. Our advanced medical trauma team treats on average five people a day in life threatening situations. We attend only the most seriously injured people who may not survive the journey to hospital without urgent treatment.  We carry out critical care procedures at the scene of an incident that are normally only found in a hospital emergency department.

London's Air Ambulance charity was established because of a group of committed, determined and pioneering individuals who saw a way to save more lives, despite the medical establishment view at the time that patients with critical injuries could only be treated effectively in hospital. Today the service has been transformed from an anti-establishment pioneer, operating at the margins of emergency medicine, to a global leader of rapid response and critical care, providing support in moments of greatest need, such as advanced trauma response to a terrorist attack.

Our pioneering spirit continues to drive our constant self-evaluation and innovation to understand what we can do to save more lives.  We continue to use our pioneering spirit to look for new ways to save more lives. We research and develop new innovations in treating severely injured patients before they get to hospital. We are determined to search for ways to reduce the time taken to give patients the life-saving treatments they need, providing a knowledge platform for both civilian and military clinical innovations.

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care

For thirty years, London’s Air Ambulance has been a leader in the development and practice of pre-hospital care. Through its research, innovation and education activities, as well as the professional affiliations and publications of its clinical leadership, it has influenced clinical guidelines, governance standards and the practice of numerous air ambulances, in the U.K. and abroad.

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance (The Institute) was founded in 2013 to build on and expand this influence. Its mission is to drive excellence in pre-hospital care standards and practice through research, innovation and education; and by fostering collaboration across medical disciplines and institutions dedicated to improving outcomes for people afflicted by critical injury and illness.

Our Values

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.

Purpose

The purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth running of The Institute’s education programmes and courses including, but not limited to, the Intercalated BSc in Prehospital Medicine, the MSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine and the Pre-Hospital Care Course. As part of this close team, the post holder will be expected to support the broader work of the team and work closely with their counterparts in the main charity.

As this post will be externally facing with course attendees, candidates and degree students, he/she will have significant reputational and operational impact. It is expected that the work of the post-holder will contribute to a direct improvement of the Institute educational experience and The Institute’s achievements on an international scale.

More information about The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care can be found on their website.

Application Details

We are delighted to be working with Louis Eastwell at Prospectus on the recruitment of this role.  For more information on the role and how to apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications is the 13th August 2019.

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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Institute Manager

We're looking for a passionate and energetic Institute Manager to support all activities relating to The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care. 

TYPE: Permanent full time

SALARY: £32,000 - £34,000

DEPT: Institute of Pre-Hospital Care                                                        

START: ASAP                                             

REPORTS TO: Head of Institute Delivery

LOCATION: Mansell Street, London/ Royal London Hospital Helipad

London's Air Ambulance

London's Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team within the boundaries of the M25, for the 10 million people who live, work and travel within London each day. We deliver a senior trauma doctor and a specially trained paramedic to the site of the incident using a helicopter in daylight hours and a rapid response car at night, bringing the operating room to the patient. Our advanced medical trauma team treats on average five people a day in life threatening situations. We attend only the most seriously injured people who may not survive the journey to hospital without urgent treatment.  We carry out critical care procedures at the scene of an incident that are normally only found in a hospital emergency department.

London's Air Ambulance charity was established because of a group of committed, determined and pioneering individuals who saw a way to save more lives, despite the medical establishment view at the time that patients with critical injuries could only be treated effectively in hospital. Today the service has been transformed from an anti-establishment pioneer, operating at the margins of emergency medicine, to a global leader of rapid response and critical care, providing support in moments of greatest need, such as advanced trauma response to a terrorist attack.

Our pioneering spirit continues to drive our constant self-evaluation and innovation to understand what we can do to save more lives.  We continue to use our pioneering spirit to look for new ways to save more lives. We research and develop new innovations in treating severely injured patients before they get to hospital. We are determined to search for ways to reduce the time taken to give patients the life-saving treatments they need, providing a knowledge platform for both civilian and military clinical innovations.

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care

For thirty years, London’s Air Ambulance has been a leader in the development and practice of pre-hospital care. Through its research, innovation and education activities, as well as the professional affiliations and publications of its clinical leadership, it has influenced clinical guidelines, governance standards and the practice of numerous air ambulances, in the U.K. and abroad.

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance (The Institute) was founded in 2013 to build on and expand this influence. Its mission is to drive excellence in pre-hospital care standards and practice through research, innovation and education; and by fostering collaboration across medical disciplines and institutions dedicated to improving outcomes for people afflicted by critical injury and illness.

Our Values

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.

Purpose

This is a broad and multi-faceted manager role to support the Head of the Institute with all activities relating to the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care, focussed on delivering world-class education programmes.  Given the broad remit of the role, across the disciplines of education and teaching support; financial control and business development, the successful candidate will report to the Head of the Institute and will work in close contact with the Director of the Institute. Given the clinical mission of the Institute, the role will evolve over time, with new projects being developed. 

This is an exciting role for a passionate and energetic candidate to join the world’s first Institute of Pre-Hospital Care, within the umbrella of London’s Air Ambulance, itself a charity that is renowned for clinical excellence and innovation.  The organisation overall is going through a period of rapid growth and transformation, and with an emerging brand and profile that London can be proud of.  This role would particularly suit applicants who bring a range of commercial and business skills, aligned to a strong interest in the social sector and a passion to help continue pushing the boundaries in pre-hospital medicine.  The role will also demand a high degree of competence and skill in liaising with senior level external stakeholders in the NHS, the London Ambulance Service, the military and Queen Mary University, amongst others.

More information about The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care can be found on their website.

Application Details

We are delighted to be working with Louis Eastwell at Prospectus on the recruitment of this role.  For more information on the role and how to apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications is the 13th August 2019.

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).