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
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


Gloucester Shop Assistant Manager

£20,500 FTE (Part-time)

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Retail team as we look to open two new shops in Gloucester, giving our charity a physical presence in an area we have served since 2007.

The shops will sell a variety of goods, as well as being a hub for our charity activity in the heart of the Gloucester community. Our shops need to perform well financially to help fund our lifesaving service, but we also want them to be a place where a former patient or supporter can pop in for a chat.

 

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We are looking for a brand new team to help us set up this shop and make it awesome. Are you capable of working with the Shop Manager to motivate and inspire a shop team? Do you have strong communication skills and are you ready for the ever-changing challenge that is Charity Retailing? If so, then you could be our newest Assistant Manager.

As a key member of the Gloucester Management team, you will be responsible for one of two standard sized shops located close to one another, which will be expected to work in close partnership to complement each other.

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

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

Gloucester Shop Supervisor

£19,813 FTE (Part-time)

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Retail team as we look to open two new shops in Gloucester, giving our charity a physical presence in an area we have served since 2007.

The shops will sell a variety of goods, as well as being a hub for our charity activity in the heart of the Gloucester community. Our shops need to perform well financially to help fund our lifesaving service, but we also want them to be a place where a former patient or supporter can pop in for a chat.

 

Read more about this vacancy
We are looking for a brand new team to help us set up this shop and make it awesome. Are you capable of working with the Shop Management team to motivate and inspire a shop team? Do you have strong communication skills and are you ready for the ever-changing challenge that is Charity Retailing? If so, then you could be our newest Shop Supervisor.

As a key member of the Gloucester team, you will be responsible for one of two standard sized shops located close to one another, which will be expected to work in close partnership to complement each other.

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

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

Yate Shop Manager

£22,500 FTE (Full-time)

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Retail team as we look to expand our shop numbers, community presence and Charity reach.

Our shops sell a variety of goods, as well as being a hub for our charity activity in the heart of their communities. Our shops need to perform well financially to help fund our lifesaving service, but we also want them to be a place where a former patient or supporter can pop in for a chat.

 

Read more about this vacancy
We are looking for a new Manager to help us grow an already successful shop in Yate and make it even more awesome. Are you a strong leader capable of developing and inspiring a team? Do you have great communication skills and are you ready for the ever-changing challenge that is Charity Retailing? If so, then you could be our newest Shop Manager, accountable for day to day running of our Yate shop.

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

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

Westbury-on-Trym Shop Supervisor

£19,813 FTE (Full-time)

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Retail team as we look to expand our shop numbers, community presence and Charity reach.

Our shops sell a variety of goods, as well as being a hub for our charity activity in the heart of their communities. Our shops need to perform well financially to help fund our lifesaving service, but we also want them to be a place where a former patient or supporter can pop in for a chat.

 

Read more about this vacancy

We are looking for a new Shop Supervisor to help us grow an already successful shop in Westbury-on-Trym and make it even more awesome. Are you capable of working with the Shop Management team to motivate and inspire a shop team? Do you have strong communication skills and are you ready for the ever-changing challenge that is Charity Retailing? If so, then you could be our newest Shop Supervisor.

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

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


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

 


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 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.

Volunteer

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

Volunteer Positions