International Paramedic – South Africa

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Job Summary

This advert is for candidates based in South Africa to apply only.

Are you ready to join the SCAS family?

We are recruiting for Internationally Educated Paramedics.

Working for SCAS you will cover a variety of different areas providing vital patient support. One job may need you in the middle of a city and next out in the countryside or even at the coast.

During your off days you can explore the nearby big cities or jump on a plane from one of our local airports to Europe.

Does this interest you? Then we have a place for you in our team!

We are now welcoming applications from newly qualified and experienced Paramedics to join us from November 2024.

**Please note, if you are successful you will be required to complete a variety of pre-employment checks including an in-country Health Check, Police Check, IELTS (If applicable), TB test (If applicable) and Driving Report**

Main duties of the job

Our Relocation Package for you

  • Fully funded pre-paid flights
  • Fully funded Certificate of Sponsorship
  • Reimbursement of Visa, HCPC scrutiny fees, Police Check & In-Country Health Check
  • 10 weeks free shared accommodation
  • Up to 10 weeks shared car hire
  • 6 weeks comprehensive conversion course with our dedicated international Education Team
  • 6 weeks mentoring on the road with our experienced Paramedics
  • C1 driving fully funded and supported by our Driving Team
  • Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Qualification
  • A dedicated Pastoral Team to support your transition from your home country to the UK
  • Support from current international cohorts
  • Airport meet and greet and transport to your accommodation

About us

Organisation Benefits

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 after 5 years, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Enrolment into the NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS and Blue Light discounts
  • Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes
  • Access to Health and Wellbeing guidance including mental health and physical health support
  • Access to continual professional development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

What we need from you

  • A recognised Paramedic qualification
  • To be in a position to register with the Health Care Professions Council or have already obtained your registration
  • In-country Police Clearance
  • A current full Driving Licence
  • In date and valid Passport

Your Salary

The starting salary is

  • £28,407-£34,581 rising to £35,392-£42,618 following transfer to practice/preceptorship
  • Plus unsocial hours enhancement boosting your income by around 17%
  • Overtime is available at time and a half

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • Paramedic Degree or due to qualify
  • Hold valid in date passport with at least 6 months before expiry
  • Pre hospital care experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 21 July 2024

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