We have a range of careers available to you; whether you have a degree or you are just starting out on your career or looking for a change in direction, North East Ambulance Service could be the organisation for you.

We employ over 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees which is over 3230 square miles.

Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!

Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.

We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.

We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.

Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of "safe, effective and responsive care for all".

At NEAS we value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks.

We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and lastly are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.

Why the North East?

The North East boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hadrian's Wall and Durham Cathedral and a wealth of castles, historic houses and gardens - not to mention our beautiful beaches, lakes and mountains just a short drive from most towns and cities.

It is also one of the most affordable places to live in the UK but with some of the lowest commuting times.

Top this off with friendly locals, and the North East will soon feel like home.

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Pay and benefits

  • Competitive salaries in line with the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service
  • 27 days annual leave on joining
  • Membership to the NHS Pension scheme – one of the best schemes available
  • Access to occupational health and counselling support services
  • Free parking at most Trust sites
  • LGBTQ+, BAME, Disability, and Women’s staff networks
  • Discounted car-lease scheme
  • Access to the Blue Light Card discount scheme
  • Access to home electronics scheme
  • Part of cycle to work scheme

disability confident


Dementia friendly

Veteran Aware organisation 2021


Gold covenant

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