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.
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.
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Organ Retrieval Services - Rapid Response Car Drivers - New Applications Welcomed
New opportunities have developed due to an expansion in our services to the NHS Blood & Transplant roles. We currently transport tissue samples for testing, Specialist Nurses for Organ Donation, Retrieval Surgical Teams, and organs for the purposes of transplant using our of fleet of BMW X5's rapid response vehicles. This is an exciting opportunity especially for drivers who currently hold an OfQual Regulated Qualification in blue light response driving, maybe those who are former police, fire or ambulance service drivers, or drivers who have achieved the qualification privately in order to secure future employment.
There is also scope for drivers who wish to enrol in one of our blue light driving courses leading to an OfQual Regulated Qualification in emergency response driving which would greatly enhance any future applications for a driving position within the emergency services environment. Devon Freewheelers is a registered and accredited training centre with a full suite of training courses which lead to certification in an OfQual Regulated Qualification. For further details on this please don't hesitate to contact our training centre on 0300 800 8112.