Careers - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

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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:

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!

Supporter Care and Fundraising Assistant

Searching for a career with purpose? Looking to make a real difference in your local community?

At Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, we are looking for a special kind of person to take on an exciting new role in our small team. As Supporter Care and Fundraising Assistant, your purpose is simple: making every single one of our amazing supporters feel fantastic. What a lovely job!

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At GWAAC we know that our lifesaving care would be impossible without our incredible donors. You will focus on making sure we are doing everything we can to let our supporters know what a difference they make. With full support and training to develop your skills in fundraising, this role will progress your career in the charity sector, whilst making a real difference to families across the South West.  

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, or someone living in your local community. You will be a vital part of this team, helping to make sure that our Critical Care Team can be there for those in need. 

We’re not looking for years of experience in fundraising, but we do want someone who is passionate and enthusiastic - someone who believes that nobody in our region should go without our lifesaving service. Whether you are looking for your first step into the wonderful world of charity, or you are looking to change up your career for something more meaningful, we can assure you that once you are a part of Team GWAAC, you will never look back.     

If you are passionate about saving lives, and committed to caring for people in your local community, it sounds like this could be the opportunity for you! 


To apply please send a covering letter and CV to

Closing date: 9am on Friday 2nd April 2021

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.

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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 Harris on 0333 577 5707 or e-mail 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?


If you're interested in becoming a volunteer please click on the button below. 

Volunteer Positions