The role:

In this role, an Ambulance Make Ready Operative plays a pivotal role in maintaining the operational readiness of ambulances, ensuring their cleanliness, equipment functionality, and adequate supplies. Effective collaboration with the medical crew and administrative tasks contributes to the overall efficiency of emergency response services. Additionally, supporting the Operations Manager and managing ambulance movement further contribute to the seamless functioning of the ambulance station.

This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a barred list check.



£10.42 per hour.


Shift Rota (minimum of 16 hours work per week).

Flexible with some weekend working.

Accountable To:

Operations Manager.



Job Type:

Permanent, zero-hours contract.


Work Remotely?



Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Vehicle and Station Cleaning

  • Maintain a meticulous level of cleanliness for both ambulances and prominent station areas.
  • Ensure all surfaces, equipment, and interiors are consistently sanitised and well-presented.

Supply Management

  • Regularly replace and replenish stock and consumables in ambulances, ensuring that they are adequately equipped for emergencies.
  • Monitor supply levels and communicate any shortages to appropriate personnel for timely restocking.

Equipment Inspection and Testing

  • Thoroughly inspect and test all medical equipment and devices in ambulances to confirm their operational readiness.
  • Report any malfunctioning or damaged equipment and assist in arranging repairs or replacements.

Collaboration with Medical Crew

  • Work closely with the medical team to ensure ambulances are fully prepared for emergency responses.
  • Address any specific requirements or preferences of the medical crew to enhance operational efficiency.

Documentation and Administration

  • Complete all necessary paperwork accurately and promptly, including incident reports, supply logs, and maintenance records.
  • Assist in organising and maintaining administrative records to ensure compliance with protocols and regulations.

Supporting Operations Manager

  • Provide assistance to the Operational manager in day-to-day tasks, contributing to the smooth operation of the ambulance services.
  • Help coordinate schedules, vehicle assignments, and crew rotations as directed.

Ambulance Movement

  • Safely and proficiently relocate ambulances within the station premises, optimising their accessibility and availability.
  • Follow established protocols and guidelines while moving ambulances to prevent any potential hazards.


Person Specification:

Essential Criteria

  • Full UK Driving License (no more than 6 points).
  • Hold a current DBS - or required to undertake a DBS check.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Good level of computer literacy.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team and to use own initiative where necessary.
  • Ability to work in a demanding and pressurised environment whilst maintaining a calm and professional approach.
  • Good level of written and spoken English.

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous healthcare experience within the NHS, nursing, or a voluntary organisation is desirable.

*Minor convictions, especially those that occurred some time ago, will be considered on an individual basis. However, convictions involving theft, violence, or drink driving will not be acceptable.


  • Free on-site parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts on high street brands
  • Crew member of the month scheme


  • Full training will be given with development opportunities available.

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