Calling all heroes: North East Ambulance Service to host recruitment day

2nd April 2024

NOR–013–00011 Asset Creation_APR 24_Event_Kirsty_FINAL_1.pngThe North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) NHS Foundation Trust, one of the region’s biggest employers, is inviting people passionate about making a difference to join its lifesaving team.

In line with this mission, NEAS is hosting a Health Advisor recruitment event on Saturday 13th April at the North East Ambulance Service Education Centre located on Dukesway, Team Valley.

Attendees will be able to learn about the roles and responsibilities of Health Advisors within NEAS. They are the ‘ears’ of the ambulance service, answering 999 and 111 calls and providing help and support to callers.

Those attending the event will learn more about the role with the agenda including:

  • Introduction to NEAS, values and benefits – Attendees will be presented with insights into the mission, values and advantages of working at NEAS.
  • Role overview Health Advisors, alongside NEAS representatives, will discuss the role's details, including pay, shifts, benefits and challenges.
  • Interactive sessions – Participants will be able to engage in Q&A sessions and gain practical insights into the role through demonstrations and scenario-based exercises.
  • Career development The recruitment team will be available to guide attendees through the application process, assessments and career progression opportunities within NEAS.

The ticketed event will consist of two sessions, each accommodating a maximum of 50 attendees.

The morning session will run from 10:00am to 12:30pm with a prompt start at 10:15am, while the afternoon session will be held from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, commencing at 2:15pm. Entry is permitted solely with a valid ticket.

Michelle Evans, director of people and development at NEAS, expressed enthusiasm about welcoming potential candidates, stating: "It's an exciting time to join NEAS and become part of our lifesaving team. We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

“This recruitment event is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to explore the rewarding career opportunities within NEAS. We look forward to meeting you soon!"

NEAS is seeking individuals who have experience in answering calls within a busy environment or possess a minimum of three GCSEs graded A-C/4-9, including English. Attendees must meet this criteria to ensure the event's effectiveness.

Demand for places is expected to be high, so those interested are encouraged to secure their place promptly via the following link:

Currently, the North East Ambulance Service has a workforce of 3,500 employees and volunteers, stationed at over 50 locations throughout the region and managing a fleet of over 600 vehicles.

It takes pride in its inclusive approach as an employer, placing high value on diversity and giving people the freedom to flourish and develop in an environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and prejudice, where everyone’s contributions are recognised and celebrated.

The Trust participated in accreditation for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards, including the Disability Confident Leader and Dyslexia Smart Award.

For further information about career opportunities at NEAS, head to or explore vacancies on the NHS Jobs website at