Employment Opportunities

As part of our natural development, Devon Freewheelers has changed it's legal structure from an 'association' to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation; which allows us to employ core members of staff to assist our volunteer army with our service provision to the public.  It is our policy to advertise internally in the first instance if an opportunity is limited to that of a casual, self employed or temporary position (up to 12 weeks) to suitable applicants without advertising externally. 

Where a role naturally develops from a part-time or temporary position to a full-time or permanent position, a variation of contract to existing employees is perfectly acceptable.

Any new positions, full or part-time will be advertised to the general public here and we welcome initial expressions of interest via the contact us section of the website where a full application form including job description will be forwarded to you.

Control Room Operators
An opportunity has arisen for a position in the Devon Freewheelers control room. The position is available on a  shift pattern, which includes days, nights (up until 2300) and weekends. The control room is operated at our offices in Honiton.

Main duties of the role include: Operating the blood bike service. Calling patients to book them in for our swab testing site. Dispatching drivers to various locations across the South West and various other admin tasks. Night shifts also include some cleaning tasks within the offices.

Please note applicants are required to be 18 years and above for this role. Devon Freewheelers is a living wage employer. For more information regarding this role, please send your CV to info@devonfreewheelers.org.uk

Swab Testers
Devon Freewheelers Emergency Medical Service (EMS) are looking to recruit swab testers to assist in our Covid-19 swab testing programme. Our swab testing programme takes place at a static site in Exeter between the hours of 08:30 and 21:00, 7 days a week. Part time and ad hoc shifts are available for the right candidates. Devon Freewheelers EMS Ltd are a living wage employer. Please note all applicants are required to be over the age of 18. If you are interested in this role please send your CV to the following email address: info@devonfreewheelers.org.uk

Car Park Control & Admin
Devon Freewheelers Emergency Medical Service (EMS) are seeking to recruit staff to man the car park control and admin at our static swab testing site in Exeter. The site is open between 08:30 & 21:00. Part time and ad hoc shifts are available for the right candidate. All candidates are required to be 18 years old. Devon Freewheelers EMS is a living wage employer. If you are interested in the role, please send your CV to info@devonfreewheelers.org.uk

Ambulance Crew - Patient Transport Service - New Applications Welcomed 
An opportunity has developed due to expansion of our services for an ambulance driver.  This may be in a Minibus or a PTS ambulance.  This is to service a specific requests for assistance from the NHS.  The role involves transporting members of the public to and from various hospital locations primarily in Devon, however we regularly are tasked throughout the country.  

The service is required every day, including weekends and public holidays, and is based on a 48hr week.  There is a total of 4 positions available and may include unsociable hours.  The renumeration for this role has been set at the national living wage of £10/hr and is subject to standard deductions.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with previous clinical experience and current blue light driving qualifications however training can be arranged , however due to insurance restrictions applicants need to be over the age of 25, with two years driving experience (Category B - Car) with no more than 3 points on their driving licences. 

The charity will conduct a driving assessment as part of the application process which must be passed in order for application to progress to an offer.  All applicants must satisfy identity and referencing checks which will include a Disclosure and Barring Service report at an enhanced level.  We do not wish to be approached by, nor will applications be accepted from Driving Agencies.

For more information, please send your CV to info@devonfreewheelers.org.uk