An Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) holds a FREC 4 qualification (Or equivalent national award) working in the emergency patient transport area, responds to emergency calls as part of an accident and emergency crew, utilising the enhanced skills and procedures that they possess and is within the company and trust scope of practice.  Monitor and treat patients safely and observe patient vital signs. Provide and take relevant information from patients or others at the scene for onward transportation to further care.


In accordance with the EU work time directive


All Sites

Contract Type:

Full Time, Part Time 

Shift pattern:

Various Shifts including days, nights and weekends.

Based at one of our sites in Sussex and Surrey.

ECAs drive a range of ambulance vehicles under normal and emergency (blue light) circumstances and carry out checks to vehicles at the start of and during each shift, to make sure they are clean, have fuel and are appropriately stocked.

A key responsibility of the ECA is to make sure that equipment is carefully stored, transported and cared for so that it is always in good working order.

They also need to complete relevant documentation, be familiar with and use ambulance equipment and attend relevant training.

These are some of the essential criteria you will need to be successful as an ECA:

  • Hold a minimum of FPOSe or FREC Level 4 qualification.
  • A valid full B (Preferably C1) category driving licence with no more than 3 penalty points or any short period disqualification.
  • IHCD or FutureQuals D1 & D2 Emergency Driving qualification (or equivalent).
  • Ability to make decisions, take responsibility and respond to a changing workload.
  • Ability to remain calm while working under pressure.
  • Ability to work within a Team environment and alone.
  • Excellent Customer Service / People Skills.
  • Flexible approach to work and shift work.
  • Wanting to advance via our training centre to higher levels.