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!

Digital Communications and Content Coordinator

35 hours per week, permanent
We are looking for a proactive and ambitious Digital Communications and Content Coordinator to join the Communications and Marketing team here at GWAAC.
Do you have a true passion for digital marketing, social media, web management and content creation? Are you hardworking, good-humoured and able to manage multiple projects with ease? 

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You will be part of a dynamic and forward thinking team, assisting with a wide variety of digital and content marketing strategies, tactics and initiatives. We’re looking for an excellent communicator, out-of-the-box thinker and passionate content creator who is able to translate our organisation’s message into our supporters’ language. We are expecting you to have good knowledge of social media, experience with website management and a passion for online advertising.

This is a central role in our Communications and Marketing Team so we need you to be results-driven and willing to collaborate with others on ideas to develop and implement our digital campaigns across all relevant platforms. As well as working on strategy, you’ll be responsible for ensuring our day-to-day digital communications are engaging, high-quality and accurate, through a mix of content writing, design and execution.


To apply, send a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the job and a CV, totalling no more than six sides overall, to by 9am on the 12th July

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.


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 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.


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

Volunteer Positions