To rise to the challenge, you’ll need to be a qualified paramedic registered with the HCPC or a current Paramedic student due to qualify this year. You’ll also need to have successfully completed an IHCD Paramedic Training Programme or a Paramedic qualification via a University Higher Education Institute. 

Just as important as your qualifications, however will be the personal qualities you bring to the role. To join our team of qualified and capable clinicians, you need to be a highly motivated Paramedic with a commitment to providing excellent quality of care with the ability to work well under pressure and in stressful situations. Working in the North West, you will need to be able to apply your clinical skills in a variety of environments, ranging from urban to remote rural areas.

The progression opportunities are also second to none.  NWAS is unique to other ambulance services as we follow the College of Paramedics Career Framework and have a fully established clinical leadership structure.  From graduate to Consultant, with Senior, Specialist and Advanced in between, we offer the Paramedic a career structure underpinned by formal academic qualifications.  

All staff are supported in clinical decision making from senior, advanced and consultant paramedics 24/7.  No decision is made without the knowledge that support is only a radio call away.

We are looking for individuals that can demonstrate drive, hard work and determination. You will be supported to succeed in your career with NWAS, with formal academic qualifications and NHS leadership training.


Location(s): Across the North West but particularly Cumbria, Greater Manchester

Salary: Qualified staff that were registered prior to 1 September 2016 will be appointed as a band 6.

Qualified staff that were registered on 1 September 2016 or after will be appointed as a newly qualified paramedic (NQP) as a band 5 until completion of their two year consolidation of learning period. Candidates transferring from other ambulance trusts will have their existing progress against the consolidation of learning programme recognised.

If you are relocating more than 50 miles to take up a permanent appointment at any north Cumbria station (ie, Carlisle, Distington, Flimby), a relocation package of up to £8000 may be available - qualifying conditions apply.

Hours: Full and part time available.

Download: Job Description

Since joining the Ambulance Service the scope of practice has become wider and wider; with so many more opportunities and directions in which you can take your career.

There are also lots of opportunities to develop and move around within the organisation which I think is great as it makes you better at your job and allows you to take your career in your chosen direction.
— Kenny, Paramedic
Kenny, Paramedic

It’s a challenging role but a rewarding one – and one that lets you go places, fast.