Be seen in green

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) provides emergency, urgent and primary care services throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

There are so many opportunities to join EEAST as either an employee or as a volunteer. Every role is important, as everyone plays a part in meeting our vision – to provide an innovative, response, excellent service which is always community focused and patient driven. We recognise that veterans and people leaving the Armed Forces have transferable skill sets and the aptitude to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, like the ambulance service. These people and their skills can make a tremendous impact within the communities that we serve. 

So, are you thinking about working for the ambulance service?
Our dedicated and skilled staff work 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to make sure patients receive the best possible care. Doing this job is not all about having medical knowledge; it’s often about applying a common-sense approach to dealing with patients in their hour of need, or demonstrating personal resilience when a patient’s life is at risk. Of course, the training will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assess and treat a range of patients in need of your help. We have more than 4,000 staff operating from 140 sites and a fleet of 1,000 vehicles. We are supported by more than 1,500 volunteers who provide community first responder and volunteer ambulance car services.The eastern region is made up of both urban and rural areas with a population of nearly six million, as well as several thousand more.

What sets us apart and makes the six counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire so special?

You get to work in one of the most diverse areas of the country; the bustling capital city is on our doorstep and the bracing North Sea coast envelops our shores to the east.

We’ve got historical cathedral towns and cities, brand new communities, rural broadlands and some of the busiest arteries of road and rail networks, including the M25, A14, M1, M11 and A12, and railway lines from London Liverpool Street out to Cambridge, Norwich, Peterborough, Colchester and Southend.

Wherever you go in the east of England there is always something to see and do; but if travelling around the UK and beyond is a must for you as well, the Luton, Stansted, Norwich and Southend airports couldn’t make it more easier to stay in touch with loved ones or send you on a deserved holiday or short break.

In short, our region has got just about everything you need to call it your home and join our 4,000+ staff who already call it home. Together they help make sure we can respond to anyone needing our help 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

We value care, teamwork, quality, respect and honesty in order to transform the care we deliver to our communities and welcome applicants who share these values to apply to work at EEAST.

The Care Quality Commission has rated the care patients receive as outstanding – staff demonstrate compassion and respect whilst promoting patient dignity and respecting individual needs, patients are involved in their care and treatment, and staff act with the utmost professionalism and support patients and the public in the most trying of circumstances to provide positive outcomes.

If this sounds like you, and it’s time to make the change, then it’s time you applied to work at the ambulance service.

All our vacancies are posted on the NHS Jobs website so see what opportunities are available to you today! Visit and learn more.

We are very proud to support our Armed Forces and recently gained recognition from The Ministry of Defence where we were awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award for showing outstanding support for Armed Forces staff. The East of England Ambulance Service Trust was one of 50 winners this year to receive this prestigious award, given to organisations that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and have demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces. We’re only the third ambulance trust to receive this award since it was created in 2014. Always on the look out for the best talent from Armed Forces, we are currently recruiting to a range of roles that may be suitable for you, depending on your knowledge, skills and background. 

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