Logistics Assistant (LA)

Job Description

To provide high quality vehicle preparation service at bases or events as directed, maintaining high standards of service delivery and ensuring the safety and well-being of vehicles & equipment at all times. The post-holder will provide a service to operational staff, which may include vehicle & base cleaning, equipment maintenance and care, restocking or medical consumables, repacking kits, bags and pouches, dealing with stock rotation, ordering and disposal, collection & delivery of vehicles & equipment, attending events as logistics support or at incidents as directed.

In accordance with the EU work time directive

All Sites

Contract Type:
Full Time, Part Time and Zero Hours

Shift pattern:
Various Shifts including days, nights and weekends.

Based at one of our sites in Sussex and Hampshire, they work shifts, going out in all weathers at all hours, sometimes working in difficult conditions.

You will find that no two shifts will be the same. They could be Ensuring a vehicle is deep cleaned, cleaning & preparing vehicles ready for operational crews to take out on shift, Checking and replacing clinical equipment, Checking and replenishing medical consumable items, ensuring our bases are clean, moving vehicles and equipment to repair facilities or to operational crews out on the road, assisting in stock control and ordering. or attending events to support operations with logistics tasks.

LAs drive a range of ambulance vehicles under normal road conditions and carry out checks to vehicles at the start of and end each shift, to make sure they are clean and free of damage or defects, have fuel and are appropriately stocked.

They will receive training to perform checks, clean & maintain all medical and life support equipment carried on vehicles.  This is essential for the service to maintain an effective operation.

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

They also need to complete relevant documentation, be familiar with and use communication equipment (including radios and telephones) to inform colleagues about the work they are dealing with.

LAs will need to work effectively as part of a larger team of people, including other ambulance service personnel (such as operational staff, supervisors and managers), other healthcare staff (such as paramedics) and representatives from other emergency services – including the Fire, Police & Coastguard services.

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

  • Be self-motivated
  • Be efficient and have a high level of attention to detail
  • Hold a valid full B (Preferably C1) category driving licence for 2 years or more with no more than 3 penalty points or any short period disqualification.
  • Hold or be prepared to work towards a BTEC Level 2 in Customer Services
  • Hold or be prepared to work towards a First Aid & AED qualifications
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • 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.
  • Effective communicator
  • Flexible approach to work and shift work.