Careers - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Work with us

Please check regularly for exciting opportunities to join our successful charity team.

Why work for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity?

When you work for us, you feel part of something special. By the time you come into work in the morning, our crew may well have saved the life of someone you know, someone living in your local community.

From fundraisers to highly skilled paramedics and senior consultants, we are a team, working to save lives that would otherwise be lost. The job can be high pressure, but it is deeply satisfying, and every member of the team is committed to this service, and to saving as many lives as we can.

We pride ourselves on being an excellent employer – with only 20 employed staff we are small enough to feel like a family, but as we raise £4m a year to keep our service running, we are large enough to have a professional set-up and to invest in our team.

We are keen to represent the diversity of the people we serve, and welcome applications from communities who may be under-represented in our workforce or the type of roles we are recruiting for.

Although we think the biggest perk to working with us is knowing you are helping to save lives*, here are some other benefits for our employees:

Benefits
25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays
A 35 hour working week, with the option to pick your working hours flexibly between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday
Access to NHS/blue light discounts at hundreds of retailers
A friendly, open plan office with as much tea and coffee as you can drink* (we know what’s important)
Free car parking at the office and our base
Pension contributions of up to 4% of eligible earnings
Laptop, smart phone and branded clothing for relevant roles
Cycle to Work scheme and Childcare Vouchers
Free employee counselling service
Paid for professional membership, dependent on role
The chance to go to new places, meet interesting people and have experiences that you wouldn’t otherwise have!


Shop Management roles

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity is looking for a variety of retail professionals for our shops, in Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol and Yate in South Gloucestershire. 
 
We are preparing to open a large shop in Yate Shopping Centre, and are looking for a Shop Manager and one or two Assistant Managers to help us set it up and then run it for us. 

 

Shop Manager 

40 hrs  / 5 days per week | £21,250, plus performance bonus

Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire

 

Assistant Shop Manager

16 – 40 hrs pw (to be negotiated with successful candidates) | £18,700, plus performance bonus

Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire or Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol 

More about these vacancies

We’re looking for experienced retail managers who can help us set up our new shop, develop it and turn it into a high performing store, contributing to the charity’s income, raising our profile and becoming a focal point for the local community. You will need to be a good all-rounder, but most importantly you should share our values, be motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about helping our charity make a difference to local communities. 
 
We opened our Westbury-on-Trym shop in September 2020, and now need a part-time Assistant Manager to support the existing management team at this lovely and well supported, spacious shop. 

 

Apply 

To apply please send a covering letter and CV, including whether you are looking for full or part time work, to jobs@gwaac.com.

Closing date and time: 09:00 Thursday 28th January 2021

Shop Manager Job Description

Shop Assistant Manager Job Description


Lottery Canvassers

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) is looking to expand the number of lottery canvassers in the region recruiting players for our highly successful weekly lottery.

There are vacancies for both part-time and full-time roles and any successful candidate will play a vital role as an ambassador of our charity. Your remit will be to engage with the public, either by canvassing door-to-door or by obtaining private site bookings, in the hope of getting people in the region to join our lottery for either £1 or £2 a week. You are free to choose your own hours of work and the regions within our boundaries that you recruit new members in, and most importantly you will be helping our fantastic charity generate some much-needed income.

Read more about this vacancy
The GWAAC weekly lottery is a vital source of revenue to the charity and we are aiming to expand our membership over the coming years. With all members joining by either direct debit or cheque payment, this regular income plays a vital part in keeping the charity flying.

Apply 

If the role is of interest to you, please contact Mark Harris on 0333 577 5707 or e-mail mark.harris@towerlotteries.com. Tower Lotteries run and administrate the draw on behalf of GWAAC.


Volunteers - Join our Ground Crew!

We’re also always looking to welcome new volunteers to our team. It’s the local people who kindly give up some of their precious time who mean we are able to keep saving local lives. Everyone who works here at GWAAC is committed, enthusiastic and dedicated to keeping us flying. We enjoy what we do because it really makes a difference – and we would love to have you as part of our team. Whether you would like to help out in our offices, would like to volunteer at a fundraising event, or put on an event of your own, we would love to hear from you. Can you help us save lives?

Volunteer

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Volunteer Positions