The College of Paramedics is the professional body for paramedics in the UK.  We are committed to strengthening and developing the profession through providing our members with training, advice and support.  We currently represent over 22,000 members who are mainly employed by an NHS Trust, a private ambulance service or are studying to become a paramedic.

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Clinical Advisors

Scottish Ambulance Service

We are currently accepting applications for HCPC registered Paramedics and Nurses to join our team of Clinical Advisor within the North and East Ambulance Control Centre (ACC).

We currently have Permanent and 12-month Fixed Term/Secondment opportunities. 

Please note that all positions are relief.

The Role

Remote health assessment and telephone triage is at the forefront of patient care with significant development ongoing in this specialist field to equip skilled practitioners to provide first class clinical care for the people of Scotland.

You will work as part of the Ambulance Control Centre (ACC) clinical team who provide emergency care to patients at Scottish Ambulance Service.

You will primarily be responsible for providing remote clinical assessment, via telephone and video consultation, providing advice to patients ensuring that their onward care is safe and appropriate to their needs.

By acting as a point of contact Clinical Advisors provide clinical support to the wider ACC through supporting Dispatch and Call taking processes and to the Operational crews who contact the ACC for Professional advice and support from scene.  In addition, you will provide information to the wider health communities of Scotland for example GPs / Hospitals and other NHS organisations through the management of patient related enquiries or care planning.

You will use your clinical decision making skills to ensure that patients are safely assessed and receive the most appropriate ambulance response or alternative care pathway to meet their needs.

You will liaise with other healthcare providers to ensure that safe and effective pathways of care exist to meet the needs of special patient groups and patients with complex care pathways.

We are looking to further develop this exciting opportunity with specialist training in unscheduled care, mental health assessment, and remote health assessment. Clinical Advisors have continuous professional development incorporated into their role to ensure they are leading the way with patient care.

The Person
You will be a clinically focussed and driven professional, able to evidence your continuous professional development. You should have significant, demonstrable post registration experience, with previous experience in an ambulance service, acute or primary care setting.  A paramedic or nurse with extended training skills such as acute illness or minor injury would be advantageous as would previous extended telephone triage knowledge and practice.

You should also be computer literate with good keyboard skills.

Note: You will be required to maintain your clinical registration and practice during your employment; time for this will be facilitated within the shift roster.  

Selection process:  This comprises of various sections, all of which the candidate must be successful in to enable progression to the next aspect.

Typing test, Maths and clinical scenarios and competency-based interview. Further details will be provided in advance.

Informal enquires can be made to Angela Lorimer, Clinical Duty Manager-

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible
Please see the link to SAS website where you can apply.

Please see the link to SAS website where you can apply.

External Examiner

University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is seeking to appoint 3 External Examiners for a suite of Paramedic and Emergency Care programmes. These Programmes are:

2 Examiners for Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship Programme (Immediate Start)
1 Examiner for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science (Immediate Start)

 Please contact Stewart Ralph for further information. 

Interested applicants must have an active HCPC registration, be currently employed by a University and ideally should have experience of external examining in at least one other Higher Education Institution but this is not compulsory.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from you if:-

You are a current external examiner within the University of Cumbria or have been in the previous four years if you have served a four year term with us previously;
You are currently professionally involved with members of the programme team;
You have been employed within the previous five years by the University or at one of its associate institutions.
Must have a professional registration (HCPC/ NMC).

Information on the external examining role at the University of Cumbria is available via the following link:  External examiners | University of Cumbria

If you are interested, please apply by sending your CV and which role you are interested in to by the 31st May.



Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science 

University of Brighton

School of Sport and Health Sciences 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science (0.8 full-time equivalent) 

Location: Brighton - Falmer
Salary: £36,382 to £51,799 pro rata 
Closing Date: Sunday 05 June 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed 
Reference: HE3176-22-097-R

We would like you to join our Paramedic team and contribute to the teaching and learning in our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course. 

We have been producing the next generation of paramedics for a decade and are well-established and highly regarded within our school where we provide a stimulating environment for staff and students.

Our lecturers develop and utilise a range of teaching methods to support student learning in both theory and practice, and act as a personal tutor; using listening, interpersonal and pastoral care skills. We work in partnership with students, academics, researchers, service users and service colleagues to deliver high quality learning and teaching based contemporary research findings and practice. In order to be successful in this post you should have:

A current registration as a paramedic with the Health & Care Professions Council.
A good (1st or 2:1) degree in paramedic science/practice.
Professional experience as a paramedic with knowledge and experience of clinical supervision 
An up to date knowledge of contemporary paramedic practice.

A Higher Education teaching qualification and/or a HEA Fellowship is required, or will need to be achieved within the first 12 months, and we will fully support you in obtaining this.

It is expected that you will continually update your disciplinary and/or professional knowledge and understanding to develop personal (and, where appropriate, collaborative) research objectives. The primary focus of this role will be supporting BSc students, however, there are also opportunities to engage in curriculum development at both pre- and post-registration levels. 

This post is based at our Falmer campus, but travel to other university and practice sites will be required.

For informal enquiries please contact Sarah Lewis-Tulett (Academic Lead

We welcome applications from candidates seeking to job share.

Further details:
The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.

To apply:

Lecturers in Paramedic Science 

University of Plymouth 

Ref: A8674
Lecturers in Paramedic Science
Salary/Grade: £35,326 to £50,296 per annum (pro rata if part-time) – Grade 7/8

Whether you simply wish to support the development of the next generation of Paramedics or are seeking broader academic opportunities in a thriving university - this is the role for you!

Based in the Faculty of Health, the School of Health Professions has something for everyone interested in health and care-related professions and is committed to shaping our students into the best health professionals they can be. The School offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment, where students can benefit from excellent skills and research laboratories, research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements and teaching delivered by professionally registered academic staff. The School is proud of the commitment to student voluntary work, staff–student partnership, strong professional values and our record of student achievement and student satisfaction. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills, preparing them to embark on exciting and rewarding careers. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating the University’s ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.

As a lecturer at the University of Plymouth, you will deliver excellent teaching, contribute to the generation and transfer of knowledge through research, and provide support for our students. The position will require teaching and assessment at all stages of undergraduate and if/when you are appropriately qualified, postgraduate study. One of the strengths of our Faculty is the interprofessional learning opportunities for students, so you may be required to teach across disciplines across the School of Health Professions and Faculty. Practice-based learning is at the heart of the programme and we anticipate the candidate will be heavily involved in supporting practice placement activity.

You will be a registered professional with appropriate academic and/or professional experience, preferably from a paramedicine or nursing background, or other appropriate profession. You will have an in-depth understanding of contemporary emergency and urgent care provision and be committed to quality education and research.

You will value your own professional development and ideally hold, or be working towards a higher degree qualification. 

You must currently be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or a similar, relevant regulatory body.

We are looking for an inspirational individual to join the well-established, progressive Paramedic team at the University of Plymouth. Working within the team provides a unique opportunity to contribute to teaching, learning and research within the Paramedic Science degree (ranked 3rd in the complete university guide, league table for paramedic science).

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Tristan Henderson by email at

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus Adult and Children Barred List checks.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 5th June 2022

Interviews are likely to take place on Friday 24th June 2022 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We have permanent positions available and we are looking to fill an FTE of 1.2

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. 

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you’ll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today’s global challenges.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

Experienced Paramedic

MB Medical Solutions

Who are MB Medical Solutions?

MB Medical Solutions are a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who have been providing specialist medical care to high profile events and venues across England since 2014. We have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge during this time and our organisation continues to grow as a result of the high-quality service we deliver. Our expert team of frontline clinicians are led by experienced nurses, doctors, and paramedics with backgrounds in frontline care and NHS management. Together we deliver industry-leading care to our stakeholders and partners and ensure that our patients receive gold standard care wherever they may need us. 

Why chose to work with MB medical?

Our professional and pioneering culture is core to our organisation and we take pride in our work whilst always ensuring that our staff feel valued, well-supported and able to thrive in a supportive and inclusive workplace. Our team members often work in multi-disciplinary teams and this gives our paramedics opportunities to share knowledge across sectors; build new connections with one another and continue learning. We believe that collaborative working is vitally important and ensure that our paramedics can get clinical support whenever they need it to support complex decision making.
We are proud to work with venues and event partners that share our values whilst also being industry leaders. Paramedics with MB will have opportunities to work in a variety of care settings such as dedicated treatment centres, double crewed ambulances, and foot patrols within high profile locations like Goodwood, Farnborough, and Alexandra Palace.

As registered healthcare professionals we recognise that there is a clear need to ensure that our equipment, governance processes and medicines management are delivered to an equally high standard as can be expected in NHS organisations. We take pride in ensuring that our clinicians can focus on providing gold standard patient care safe in the knowledge that our dedicated management teams have taken care of everything else. We find that we work best with clinicians who are in current NHS employment in a patient-facing role and who can demonstrate their currency at interview. During the interview process, we will welcome questions on the steps we are taking to look after you and your professional registration. 

Who are we recruiting?

We are looking to recruit HCPC registered Paramedics and other ambulance staff to join us on a bank or part-time basis to cover events and venues around North London and across the South Coast with immediate start dates. We operate a busy schedule and require willing and flexible paramedics with a love of pre-hospital care. 
If you work for the ambulance service but are not a registered paramedic, please see our other job vacancy listings. 

What do we expect of our Paramedics?

The role of a paramedic is just as varied and challenging with MB medical solutions as it is with frontline NHS organisations. The day-to-day role of a paramedic can vary enormously as we adapt our services to fit the needs of our event partners. Paramedics often find themselves working on double crewed ambulances, on foot patrol, in treatment centres or even cycle responding at times! We like to tailor our roles for each event to best suit our staff’s individual interests but there will be occasions where autonomous decision making is an essential part of the role. To this end we ask that paramedics have a minimum of 12 months front line experience before joining us. We support decision making with use of a clinical advice phone line and encourage multi-disciplinary decision making within our teams of experienced staff wherever possible. 

What can you expect from MB medical?
Well maintained equipment that is familiar to NHS staff and of a high standard
Company uniform
Competitive pay and travel expense remuneration when asked to travel. Accommodation may also be provided when necessary. 
A medical and leadership hierarchy to support practice and decision making within events.
Lots of opportunities to work in high profile venues and alongside a team of likeminded professionals.

Role requirements

Experienced Paramedic

Essential qualifications & experience.
Current HCPC registration free from suspension or restrictions to practice
B & C1 driving license categories with a maximum of 3 penalty points
Hold either an IHCD D1/D2 or L3CERAD emergency driving qualification
Minimum of 12 months of front-line experience with an NHS ambulance trust
Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development within your patient-facing role
Professional, flexible and conscientious attitude

Desirable qualifications and experience
Completion of any ALS, PHPLS, PHTLS, NARU courses or similar
Completion of Safeguarding training at level 3
Ongoing contract with primary NHS employer
Recognised mentorship, teaching and assessing qualifications
Event work experience

Pay remunerations
£25 per hour
Travel expenses and accommodation will be provided where necessary

If you would like to express your interest in joining the team, please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter to 

Please note that an enhanced DBS check will need to be undertaken on appointment. 





St. Lukes Primary Care Centre

Job description
Blue PCN is a Primary Care Network of six Northampton based general practices. We have a patient population in excess of 62,000.

We are a supportive team and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in providing excellent care for our patients.

Paramedics work autonomously within the community using their enhanced clinical assessment and treatment skills, to provide first point of contact for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems relating to minor illness or injury, abdominal pains, chest pains and headaches. They are health professionals who have the capability to make sound judgements in the absence of full information and to manage varying degrees of risk when there are complex, competing or ambiguous information or uncertainty.

Key duties and responsibilities
1. Assess and triage patients, including same day triage, and as appropriate provide definitive treatment or make necessary referrals to other members of the PCN team
2. Advise patients on general healthcare and promote self-management where appropriate, including signposting patients to other community or voluntary services.
3. Be able to:
  a. Perform specialist health checks and reviews
  b. Perform and interpret ECGs; alongside other results as appropriate
  c. Perform investigatory procedures as required
  d. Undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, etc.
  e. Perform investigatory procedures needed by patients and those requested by GPs and the wider PCN
4. Support the delivery of anticipatory care plans and lead certain community services (e.g. monitoring blood pressure and diabetes risk of elderly patients living in sheltered housing)
5. Provide an alternative model to urgent and same day home visits for the PCN and undertake clinical audits
6. Communicate at all levels across PCNs and other organizations, ensuring effective, patient-centred service
7. Communicate proactively and effectively with all colleagues across the multi-disciplinary team, attending and contributing to meetings as required
8. Collaborate with other members of the PCN including doctors, nurses and other AHPs, accepting referrals and referring to them for specialist care
9. Maintain accurate and contemporaneous health records appropriate to the consultation, ensuring accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice
10. Prescribe, issue and review medications as appropriate following policy, patient group directives, NICE (national) and local clinical guidelines and local care pathways. This will be done in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
11. Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments
12. Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
13. Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis, and patients with complex needs
14. Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly
15. Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
16. Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan
17. Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care

Quality Requirements
18. Enhance own performance through continuous professional development, keep up to date with current evidence-based practice, and impart own knowledge and skills to PCN colleagues to meet the needs of the service
19. Be verified against the paramedic primary care roadmap
20. Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the HCPC and College of Paramedics
21. Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation
22. Participate in research and utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and the team, implementing improvements where required
23. In partnership with other clinical teams, collaborate on improving the quality of health care responding to local and national policies and initiatives as appropriate

Administrative requirements
24. Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
25. Be aware of data protection (GDPR) and confidentiality issues particularly within a PCN
26. Use technology and appropriate software as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring of care, presenting and communicating information
27. Review and process data using accurate read codes in order to ensure easy and accurate information retrieval for monitoring and audit processes.

The post holder will have access to appropriate clinical supervision and an appropriate named individual in the PCN to provide general advice and support on a day to day basis.

Job details


Up to £43k per annum depending on experience.

Job type

Monday to Friday

Flexible schedule
On-site parking
Company pension
Sick pay
Store discounts

If you would like to express your interest in joining the team, please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter to 





Special Operations Paramedics 

Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, Middle East

We are currently recruiting for HCPC registered Paramedics who have also worked as military trained Medics (CMT1/Royal Navy Medical Assistant Class 1) to work alongside other healthcare professionals as part of a highly motivated team in Qatar.

You will be employed by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who are the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.

If you are shortlisted you will be required to attend a recruitment weekend in the UK from 24-26th June, which will consist of clinical and physical assessments.

The Role 
Candidates will be trained as a host-nation Ambulance Paramedic and receive significant ongoing clinical skills training and other role-specific training
Special Operations Paramedics are responsible for clinical care at the scene of illness and injury and en route to a healthcare facility where required. The care is provided in the context of complex environments where special protocols are to be followed with strict compliance.

Educational Requirements to meet DHP licensure requirements as a Paramedic, one of the following;

1. UK: an approved program leading to eligibility to register with the Health Care Professions council - UK as a paramedic
2. Canadian Primary Care Paramedic
3. US National Registry accredited EMT-Intermediate, Advanced EMT or EMT-Paramedic program
4. Australian: Diploma or degree in Paramedicine
5. South African HPCSA Registered Diploma: Emergency Care Technician
6. New Zealand based diploma of paramedic science
7. UK Combat Medical Technician Class 1
8. UK Royal Navy Medical Assistant

Experience Details:
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an emergency-related field such as Trauma or Ambulance Service

You will receive a comprehensive benefits package with this position, which will include:

  • Competitive tax free salary;
  • Accommodation provided;
  • Flights;
  • Generous annual leave;
  • Education assistance;

The Employer
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.
For more than four decades HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.  HMC manages 12 hospitals; nine specialist hospitals and three community hospitals, as well as the National Ambulance Service and home and residential care services. 

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, HMC has announced ambitious plans to expand capacity across its network through to 2030.  This expansion plan includes the three newly opened hospitals in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City comprising Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, Ambulatory Care Centre and Women's Wellness and Research Centre.  The new state-of-the-art Trauma and Emergency Centre at Hamad General Hospital has been officially opened by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani during a visit to the new facility.  

HMC is also leading the development of the region's first academic health system; combining innovative research, top class education and excellent clinical care, and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar.  HMC collaborates with key partners who are experts in Qatar and beyond including Weill Cornell Medicine (Qatar), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston. 

Qatar provides a safe and family friendly expatriate lifestyle. There are fabulous shops, restaurants, museums, cultural events, world class universities and social and sporting clubs and facilities. The country is located on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and with an area of 11,437 sq. km it’s fairly small in land mass (roughly half the size of Wales). In 2010, Qatar had the world's highest GDP per capita, while the economy grew by 19.4%, the fastest in the world. The main source of Qatar’s wealth is its vast reserves of natural gas which have made it one of the richest countries in the world. 

Qatar is pressing ahead with ambitious social, economic and infrastructure development plans and will invest tens of billions of pounds in developing its infrastructure over the next 10 years. Rapid population growth is driving demand for accommodation (both residential and commercial) and medical and education services.

How Head Medical can help
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location. 

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

For further details on these vacancies please contact Carol Greig on 0131 240 5273 (