Welcome to SWASFT

Careers with SWASFT

South Western Ambulance service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) employs paramedics, emergency care assistants and 999 and 111 call-handlers but we also have many other areas of work, including highly skilled administrative staff and IT experts, as well as trained mechanics and housekeepers, all of which form part of the wider team responsible for delivering our emergency healthcare services to the public.

  • 999 call-handler (emergency medical advisor/dispatcher)
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency care assistant
  • Apprentice
  • Support staff and other roles
  • Volunteer community first responder

Current vacancies

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is one of the major employers in the South West. There are a number of front line, clinical roles you would expect to find in an ambulance service. However, in addition we employ lots of staff who provide crucial behind-the-scenes support. These range from mechanics and make-ready teams - who ensure SWASFT's fleet of ambulances and other vehicles are kept on the road, to office staff in areas such as HR, Finance, clinical support and IT.

NHS jobs shows all the Trust’s vacancies, click on the icon to view current vacancies. 

For internal applicants, internal vacancies are also listed on NHS jobs.

If you have a disability, long term illness or need extra support with your application, SWASFT is working in partnership with PLUSS, an award winning Social Enterprise that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages move into employment each year, who can offer specialist support. Should you require any guidance or support please contact HRServices@swast.nhs.uk or alternatively https://www.pluss.org.uk/welcome-pluss if you think they may be able to help you or someone you know.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.