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Film and Event Cover

Employer: Polaris Medical 

Polaris Medical Services
Location: All areas of London and South East of England
Hours: Varied but flexible 
Competitive rates of pay

Polaris Medical Services is an independent ambulance service provider with over 25 years’ extensive experience in the TV, Film, Advertising and Sports industry.
Due to an increase in demand, we are now recruiting medics on an ad hoc basis to work across London and the South East.

Essential: Must hold a minimum of a FREC4 Qualification, Blue Light Certification and valid enhanced DBS
Desirable: Paramedics / FREC 5 / IHCD Technicians / Knowledge and understanding of the Film & Event industry would be an advantage

Benefits of working with Polaris
Easy transition to Polaris due to us paying on the 28th of every month. New staff are not required to work a month in lieu.

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Career progression
  • Internal academy courses and discounts for existing staff
  • Uniform
  • TRIM and BUPA welfare support

To apply please email or contact Vicki on 01753630388.

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Lecturer in Paramedic Sciences

Employer: Keele University

(Education & Scholarship) 
Full time - Grade 8: From £42,793 to £51,034

 Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join the newly developed Paramedic Science team,  School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the University’s research and teaching in Paramedic Science. You will undertake module leadership as part of the MSci in Paramedic Science and undertake teaching and administrative duties efficiently and effectively within the guidelines operated by the School.  You will contribute to the ongoing development of the MSci Paramedic Science programme and be an active member of the Paramedic Science Team. You will support other programmes in the School; developing new and maintaining current relationships in the wider University, and with Partners and External Stakeholders.

You will develop regionally, nationally, and internationally recognised scholarship activity over time. Initially the role will be structured to enable development of scholarship activity within the educational role. Over time, there is an expectation that scholarship activity will develop and expand, aligning to and complementing existing areas of higher education scholarship within the School.

You will possess a Post-graduate qualification in: Paramedic Science or Health or Social Policy/Science or teaching, Paramedic Science or Related Professional Qualification at level 6 and have current registration with the HCPC with a clear record to practice Paramedic Science . You will have experience of developing, leading and teaching Paramedic Science modules at undergraduate in HEI.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kevin Armstrong, email

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. 

Post Ref: KU00001687

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2021.

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit: 

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

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Principal Lecturer Paramedic Apprenticeships (LAS)   

Employer: University of Cumbria

Location: London
Starting Salary: £51,034 with incremental progression to £59,135 plus London Weighting of £4,254
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Friday 16 April 2021
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 09 May 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Reference: XX035521

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do, where enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve means we make a difference that really matters. 

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally. 

The University of Cumbria has extensive experience in delivering high quality paramedic education across the UK. Currently we have over 1000 learners on the CPD programme with formal contracts with 9 out of the 11 English ambulance services. We also currently deliver the HM armed forces paramedic programme and an open access paramedic course from our Ambleside campus. This pedigree in paramedic education has led to the creation of the Centre of Excellence in Paramedic Practice (CEPP), which recently won the Preferred Provider Status for the Southern Ambulance Alliance (SWAST, SCAS, SECAMB, LAS, IoW), East of England Ambulance Service and North West Ambulance Service. 

We are seeking an individual that has proven experience with leading paramedic education who is able to innovate and challenge the current norms within the sector. This role will play a crucial part in changing the shape ambulance service education within the UK and we are looking for someone that is willing to be creative and innovate. The CEPP is also committed to ensuring that all provision is delivered from a position of inclusivity. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment and passion for improving inclusion within paramedic education. Leading cultural change and challenging the current disparities within the paramedic profession will form a key part of this role. We are seeking innovative, creative, high quality researchers, and scholars to foster a culture of exploration, discovery and intellectual challenge that generates international recognition, respect and engagement.

You will demonstrate enthusiasm for practice-based education and their specialty, and have a willingness to utilise a range of e-learning technologies and other strategies in order to effect the provision of high quality learning opportunities and the best possible student experience.

The role will be part of the senior leadership team within the CEPP. The CEPP is the UK's largest provider of paramedic education. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated team developing and leading the delivery of Paramedic Apprenticeship Degree Programmes nationwide.

This role will provide academic leadership across all programmes, but will focus on directly supporting LAS programmes. The role will involve a mixture of remote working and supporting staff across the three programmes. The base location of this position will be within the southern region and is negotiable on successful appointment.

The University has previously been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Outstanding Employer Engagement Award and this is reflected in the fact that close collaborative working with several organisations is a key requirement of the role.

If you are interested in finding out more information on this post please contact Tom Davidson on the details below.

Informal Enquiries: 

Tom Davidson, Principal Lecturer (Centre Director),

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TV/Film Set Medics

Employer: First Aid Plus Ltd 

£180 per day
Duration: 4 x productions starting in June & August, approximately 3 months duration 
Area: London & surrounding areas


  • HCPC Registered Paramedics with over 2 years NHS Ambulance  experience.
  • Supply your own medical kit

Experience of working on TV/Film sets – not essential.

First Aid Plus Ltd started out in 2000 as a company providing Paramedics to teach First Aid Courses.  We have since branched out into the film industry providing paramedics as UNIT MEDICS for productions throughout the UK and sometimes overseas.

Our Director Karen Bramston qualified as a State Registered Paramedic in 1993 working for the East of England Ambulance service. Karen takes pride having built close client relationships in the TV & Film Industry.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Paramedics/Medics to help cover upcoming productions.

What’s involved in Film/TV event cover
If you like the idea of rubbing shoulders with film stars, having a relatively relaxing day, watching how TV & Films are made and getting paid to do this then read on.  Working as a Medic/Paramedic for First Aid Plus Ltd, on TV & Film sets is very different from attending to 999 emergencies. A TLC approach is needed for a treating cast & crew for minor situations such as splinters, medicating coughs & colds or applying sunscreen, whilst being prepared to treat trauma in the unlikely event of serious injury during stunts and other ‘weird and wonderful’ shots and of course being able to carry out swab testing.

Who are we looking for?
First Aid Plus medics have a cool, calm & collective, positive attitude around the cast and crew & are able to assess a situation and behave in the appropriate manner when it comes to providing medical assistance. Medics must always be immediately on hand & have planned how on various locations they would access resources is a huge positive. 

If you are interested in becoming a Medic in the film industry, please send:

  • A copy of your CV
  • HCPC/IHCD/RCN/GMC Registration No.
  • Insurance Certificate
  • DBS Certificate
  • College of Paramedics membership number

Please title your email “VACANCIES”

 Karen Bramston t: 07939 579 567


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science 

Employer: University of Huddersfield 

Permanent, full time

The School of Human and Health Sciences is looking for an experienced person to join our Paramedic Practice team. The position offers an exciting opportunity for someone to develop and deliver an inspirational learning experience to our undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying Paramedic Practice.

The job would ideally suit someone with experience of teaching within the Paramedic field, with evidence of continuing professional development and a masters level qualification or working towards. We are happy to offer on 0.5FTE if there are 2 candidates who meet the criteria. This role is open to all health professionals who are interested in teaching in Paramedic education. If you are interested in this post, please review the recruitment pack information and use the online application form to explain how your knowledge, skills and experience meet both the essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

What we can offer you:

  • A supportive team environment with fantastic opportunities for career progression and CPD. Successful candidates would be supported to complete post graduate education as long as courses fulfil research and teaching requirements. 
  • A thriving University with a modern campus offering fantastic facilities for work and leisure
  • A diverse and motivated student body and professional partnerships with NHS and Yorkshire Ambulance Service healthcare partners


Huddersfield is a lively town which is close to beautiful countryside and has excellent road and rail links to Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield. Within a short distance of the University, there are excellent schools, and Huddersfield boasts the number 1 A level college in Yorkshire. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Lynda Dunn

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Paramedic Practitioners  

Employer: Faversham Medical Practice and Urgent Treatment Centre 


Urgent Care Practitioners required (Salary Band 7)

 We are looking for Nurse Practitioners, Paramedic Practitioners or other suitably qualified allied health professionals to work with our friendly and supportive team at Faversham Medical Practice and Urgent Treatment Centre.

An independent prescribing qualification would be beneficial but is not essential.

This position requires working some Bank Holidays, weekends, evenings and other cover when needed as our Urgent Treatment Centre is open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm.

We are looking for Part Time or Full Time applicants. We would also consider Job Share applications. The core hours we are looking to cover are as follows. 

Week 1 
Monday   8.00am to 8.00pm
Tuesday  8.00am to 8.00pm 

Week 2 
Tuesday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday 8.00am to 8.00pm

Other hours are also available. 

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check including checks against the barred list will be carried out as part of our recruitment procedures and also regularly during employment.  The responsibility for payment of this lies with the Practice.

It is a requirement that safeguarding training will remain up to date and the safeguarding policies and procedures in place within the Practice will be adhered to during employment.

Checks will be carried out for those who have lived or worked outside of the UK for more than 3 months in the last 5 years.  

Faversham Medical Practice is committed to equality of opportunity and compliance under disability discrimination legislation.

We give a premium of £3,000 gross per annum to FTE UCPs that have successfully passed the prescribing qualification and have become independent prescribers, payable over 12 months.  This is pro-rata for part-time UCPs.  

If you would like to apply for this position please apply via NHS jobs website ( further information can be found on the Faversham Medical Practice website or contact or telephone 01795 502867.

The closing date given is a guide.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Closing Date: 27th April 


Chief Paramedic Officer

Employer: St John Ambulance

This is a voluntary role post with an initial term of office of 3 years and an expected time commitment of 8 hours per week.

The Chief Paramedic Officer is responsible for representing the views of the paramedic profession within St John and providing clinical support and advice to the Executive and Trustee bodies of the organisation on matters relating to paramedicine and pre-hospital care. 

The role holder will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and to communicate effectively with a range of people from volunteer first aiders to senior clinicians. They are also ambassadors for St John, and interface with professional and public bodies on our behalf.

To apply please email a covering letter and c.v. to by 19th April 2021. Interviews will be held on 26th April 2021 via MS Teams.

Further information is available in the attached file “Recruitment pack – CPO – 2021 ”. You can also contact Steve Foster for an informal discussion.