Careers - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity


We have a number of exciting opportunities to join our successful charity team.

About the charity

From fundraisers to highly skilled paramedics and senior consultants, we are a team, working to save lives that would otherwise be lost. The job is 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 provide the air ambulance and critical care service across the counties of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire. On average we attend 5 incidents each day - prioritising the most critical patients. We attended 1,824 incidents in 2017, and need to raise over £3 million in donations each year to continue our life-saving work.

Finance Officer

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity is looking for an experienced and efficient Finance Officer. Sitting on the Finance team, the post holder will be providing support to the Head of Finance and Premises in delivering the finance, admin and premises functions for GWAAC to ensure the effective functioning of the Finance team and the charity as a whole. If you would like to be part of a life-saving team then please send a covering letter and CV to

A full job description and person specification can be downloaded below.

Closing date 12th October 2018

Pr and Digital Communications Coordinator

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity are looking for a passionate PR & Digital Communications Coordinator to join our dynamic team. Public Relations and content creation will form a large part of this role, and so you will be an experienced PR professional with strong copy-writing and editorial skills who is keen to make their mark on the charity sector. This is an exciting time to join the charity, and we offer a comprehensive range of benefits including an employee pension and a generous leave entitlement. You will be working closely with a dedicated team of fundraisers, highly skilled paramedics and senior consultants, all working to save lives that would otherwise be lost. The job is 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.

To apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter, plus examples of your writing or links to an online portfolio to

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 31 October 2018

Anticipated interview dates: 5th, 6th or 7th November 2018

What it's like to work for GWAAC!

We asked our Community Fundraising Manager Nicole what she likes about the role.
‘’I love putting the fun into fundraising be it a bake sale, a ball, a school talk it's great to be able help supporters raise the most they can use the various fundraising materials we have. It's a busy role especially in the summer with events but it's rewarding, fun and always interesting. No two days are the same.’’Like Nicole do you want to be part of lifesaving team dedicated to helping the victims of critical illness and injury?

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.

We have 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.

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


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?