Careers - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Work with us

Working at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity is more than a job. It's a career that offers the chance to make a real difference to people's lives. And one that offers real opportunity for professional development.

 

Please check this page regularly for new vacancies. 

 

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. We are small enough to feel like a family, but large enough to have a professional set-up. Together we raise over £4m a year to keep our service running.

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, rising to 30 days with length of service
A 35 hour working week, with the option to pick your working hours flexibly between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday (office staff)
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
Funded study, training or education, tailored to you
15% discount at GWAAC's shops
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!
£250 bonus for successful friends and family recruitment referrals


Cheltenham Retail Opportunites

We are delighted that Great Western Air Ambulance Charity will soon be opening a shop on Cheltenham High Street, giving our charity a physical presence in an area we have served since 2007.

The shop is a large unit, and will sell a variety of goods, as well as being a hub for our charity activity locally. The shop needs to perform well financially to help fund our lifesaving service, but we also want it to be a place where a former patient or supporter can pop in for a chat.

We are looking for a brand new team to help us set up this shop and make it awesome. Could you be our newest Shop Manager, Assistant Manager or Shop Supervisor?

If you're a great all-rounder, knowledgeable about retail but passionate about people, we would love to hear from you!


To Apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV to jobs@gwaac.com as soon as possible. We aren't setting a deadline, as we will stop looking when we find the right person.


Supporter Engagement Coordinator (Gloucestershire)

Circa £27,000 FTE Full or Part Time

Do you love finding out about people? Are you comfortable in almost any environment? Are you super-organised?
 
Then we might have the perfect job for you! 
 
At Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, we’re looking for a new Supporter Engagement Coordinator, following an internal promotion. This job involves a lot of communication – with our fundraisers, volunteers, former patients and the rest of our team, and therefore a high level of organisation to keep all the plates spinning (as well as finding new plates). We’re looking for someone who is engaging and engaged, a people person who can also do process, a fundraising professional who puts fun into everything they do. 

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GWAAC is a great cause to fundraise for, and we have amazing stories to tell and experiences to offer. Our work is very rewarding for our team too – at GWAAC we know that we are contributing to saving local lives every week. We’re looking for someone who shares our passion for that.

You would be joining GWAAC at an exciting time, as the charity continues to grow and innovate in the field of pre-hospital care. You will be supported in developing your skills across a broad fundraising portfolio and be part of a dedicated team committed to saving local lives.  

Apply

To apply, please review the Job Description and Person Specification, and send a covering letter and CV, of no more than 6 sides combined, to jobs@gwaac.com
 

Deadline for applications:
UNTIL APPOINTED

 

Job Description

 

Shop Assistant (Kickstarter Role, 25 hours pw)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to complete a six-month paid placement as part of the Kickstart Government initiative. We are looking for a hardworking and passionate Shop Assistant to join our committed team here at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity in our shop in Westbury-on-Trym.

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The post holder will assist in the day to day running of the shop, under the guidance of the Shop Manager and Assistant Managers, taking pride in increasing sales, generating income for the charity and attracting volunteers and donations. 

This is a Kickstarter Scheme position (candidate must be aged between 16-24 and on, or have applied for, Universal Credit). Find out more about the Kickstarter initiative here.

Apply

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to jobs@gwaac.com
 

Deadline for applications:
UNTIL APPOINTED

 

Job Description

 

Shop Assistant (Kickstarter Role, 25 hours pw)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to complete a six-month paid placement as part of the Kickstart Government initiative. We are looking for a hardworking and passionate Shop Assistant to join our committed team here at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity in our new shop in Yate.

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Play your part in our charity’s second retail shop, a large unit in the heart of a vibrant local shopping area. The post holder will assist in the day to day running of the shop, under the guidance of the Shop Manager and Assistant Managers, taking pride in increasing sales, generating income for the charity and attracting volunteers and donations. 

This is a Kickstarter Scheme position (candidate must be aged between 16-24 and on, or have applied for, Universal Credit). Find out more about the Kickstarter initiative here.

Apply 

Please submit your application, including your CV and a covering letter, to jobs@gwaac.com

Deadline for applications:
30th November

Job Description

Communications and Marketing Administrator (Kickstarter Role, 25 hours pw)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to complete a six-month paid placement as part of the Kickstart Government initiative. We are looking for a hardworking and passionate Communications and Marketing Administrator to join our committed team here at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. 

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The Comms and Marketing Administrator will work within the Communications and Marketing Team to provide support across all aspects of administration, including dealing with incoming emails and phone enquiries and monitoring and responding to social media comments and questions. The role provides an opportunity to gain experience across communications, marketing and PR. You will be an enthusiastic team player with good attention to detail and a desire to learn more about communications or marketing.

This is a Kickstarter Scheme position (candidate must be aged between 16-24 and on, or have applied for, Universal Credit). Find out more about the Kickstarter initiative here.

Apply

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to jobs@gwaac.com
 

Deadline for applications:
UNTIL APPOINTED

 

Job Description

 


Supporter Engagement Officer (Gloucestershire)

£23,000 - £25,000 FTE Full or Part Time

Do you love finding out about people? Like working as part of a team? Great at communicating?
 
Then we might have the perfect job for you! 
 
At Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, we’re looking for one or two Supporter Engagement Officers. These roles involve a lot of communicating with people and organisations supporting GWAAC, and with the rest of our team, so you will need to be open, sociable and enthusiastic. We’re looking for someone who is organised and who loves organising, who loves listening as much as they do chatting, and who is equally at home emptying collection tins as they are putting some information into a database.  

Read more about this vacancy

GWAAC is a great cause to fundraise for, and we have amazing stories to tell and experiences to offer. Our work is very rewarding for our team too – at GWAAC we know that we are contributing to saving local lives every week. We’re looking for someone who shares our passion for that.

You would be joining GWAAC at an exciting time, as the charity continues to grow and innovate in the field of pre-hospital care. You will be supported in developing your skills across a broad fundraising portfolio and be part of a dedicated team committed to saving local lives. We are particularly looking for people who live in or who have links to Gloucestershire.  

Apply

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to jobs@gwaac.com
 

Deadline for applications:
UNTIL APPOINTED

 

Job Description

 

Supporter Engagement Assistant (Bristol)

£18,000 - £21,000 FTE Full or Part Time

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 role in our small team. As Supporter Engagement 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! 

 

Apply

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to jobs@gwaac.com
 

Deadline for applications:
UNTIL APPOINTED

 

Job Description

 

Finance Assistant (Kickstarter Role, 25 hours pw)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to complete a six-month paid placement as part of the Kickstart Government initiative. We are looking for a hardworking and passionate Finance Assistant to join our committed team here at Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. 

Read more about this vacancy

The Finance Assistant will assist the Supporter Data Administrator by helping with a variety of administrative tasks and providing a general administrative and reception service. You will be an enthusiastic team player with good attention to detail and a desire to learn more about working in an office.

This is a Kickstarter Scheme position (candidate must be aged between 16-24 and on, or have applied for, Universal Credit). Find out more about the Kickstarter initiative here.

Apply 

Please submit your application, including your CV and a covering letter, to jobs@gwaac.com

Deadline for applications:
3rd December

Job Description


Supporter Engagement Officer (Bath/ North Somerset)

£23,000 - £25,000 FTE Full or Part Time

Do you love finding out about people? Like working as part of a team? Great at communicating?
 
Then we might have the perfect job for you! 
 
At Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, we’re looking for one or two Supporter Engagement Officers. These roles involve a lot of communicating with people and organisations supporting GWAAC, and with the rest of our team, so you will need to be open, sociable and enthusiastic. We’re looking for someone who is organised and who loves organising, who loves listening as much as they do chatting, and who is equally at home emptying collection tins as they are putting some information into a database.  

Read more about this vacancy

GWAAC is a great cause to fundraise for, and we have amazing stories to tell and experiences to offer. Our work is very rewarding for our team too – at GWAAC we know that we are contributing to saving local lives every week. We’re looking for someone who shares our passion for that.

You would be joining GWAAC at an exciting time, as the charity continues to grow and innovate in the field of pre-hospital care. You will be supported in developing your skills across a broad fundraising portfolio and be part of a dedicated team committed to saving local lives. We are particularly looking for people who live in or who have links to Gloucestershire.  

Apply

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to jobs@gwaac.com
 

Deadline for applications:
UNTIL APPOINTED

 

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.

Apply 

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


Volunteers - Join our Ground Crew!

We are lucky to work alongside a wonderful group of local volunteers. Everyone who works and volunteers 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.

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