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Location: Kent |
Salary: £11.44 |
Posted: 6 Jun 2024 |
Closes: 11 Jul 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Patient Transport Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15875

Role Responsibility:

Are you a caring and compassionate person looking to better use your skills to help people?


Don't have experience? Don’t worry, you have life skills and that's what we’re looking for!


Then we have the perfect role for you!


Our dedicated training team will guide you through our 2 week comprehensive training programme, helping you to develop the skills needed to begin and progress in your new rewarding career with us.


Ambulance Care Assistant (Driver) - Days

Location: Maidstone, Kent - ME20 7EZ

Salary: £11.44 per hour

Full Time Shifts 42.5 hours per week (various shifts available) 

G4S is experiencing an exciting period of growth and as such, is looking to expand our dedicated team of Ambulance Care professionals.




  • Access to the "Blue Light Card" providing more than 15,000 discounts from large national retailers to local businesses across categories such as holidays, cars, restaurants, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones, and many more.

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions

  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme

  • Charity work- Match-it  and Payroll Giving

  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme  (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical )

  • Access to G4S Perks at Work scheme entitling you to amazing discounts, offers and services across hundreds of market leading retailers in electronics, weekly groceries, outlets, restaurants, mobile phone contracts and fashion.

  • Refer a Friend Scheme 

  • Progression, training and development opportunities.

  • Subsidised healthcare plan




The Role


The Ambulance Care Assistant (ACA) will play an important role in helping  people receive the care they need. 


Such responsibility requires empathy and compassion. These are skills you’ll build upon during our two-week initial training and development programme, alongside constant guidance from our expert support team. We’ll give you all the tools to build a meaningful career with us.


As an ACA with G4S Patient Transport Services, you’ll be transporting elderly, sick and vulnerable patients to their medical appointments and between healthcare facilities, whilst showing compassion in times of vulnerability. Together we’ll work together to ensure every journey we make supports our community, the NHS, and our patients.


This is an important role, providing excellent care and ensuring safety and patient welfare. A role where you’ll receive all the training you need to feel prepared in any situation that may arise.



Some of the key responsibilities will involve:


  • Driving patients with varying health and mobility needs to and from hospital/Clinic appointments

  • Assist, move and handle patients, who may be ambulatory or wheelchair bound, using appropriate equipment where necessary e.g. carrying patients up the stairs using a carry chair, moving immobile patients in and out of bed, on stretchers, wheelchairs into and out of the vehicle and homes 

  • Ensure safety and patient welfare at all times and providing reassurance, comfort and support when needed

  • Assist patients when entering and leaving their homes

  • Maintain cleanliness of vehicles and equipment

  • Liaise with our central control team to ensure the timeline pick up and drop off of patients

  • Undertake patient and vehicle risk assessments, and completion of reports or documentation

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria 


  • Full UK Manual Driving Licence - We cannot accept an Automatic Licence

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Physically fit to ensure your safety and wellbeing of patients.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Sympathetic, respectful and caring attitude towards patients

  • Flexibility and adaptability in accordance with the needs of the service

  • Enhanced DBS check - Applied and Paid for by G4S


Why G4S?


G4S Patient Transport Services is one of the UK’s largest Non-Emergency Patient Transport providers, carrying out over 50,000 journeys on behalf of the NHS every year. With 12 operational bases across the UK and a dedicated call centre, we employ over 720 members of staff to deliver safe, caring, high-quality patient transport.


At G4S, we understand that our people are our greatest asset and an essential part of our long-term business strategy. As such we are committed to the ongoing professional development and wellbeing of our staff, offering extensive training and progression opportunities and investing in the physical and mental health of our workforce.




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