Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
SCAS acknowledges the experience and skills spouses, veterans and service leavers have obtained during their career. These can include excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills, as well as delivering high standards of performance in teamwork, problem solving, flexibility and reliability.
Right across the organisation, SCAS has a big Military community working on frontline emergency 999 services, in the clinical co-ordination centres, in non-emergency patient transport services and also a number of people who have been appointed into corporate and support function roles.
SCAS has formed a Military Champion network within the Trust; the Champions are people who work within set areas of the Trust such as: Training, Education, Recruitment, HART, Operations and Co-Responders. They meet and discuss suggestions and opportunities for the future and work on feedback/issues that have been highlighted. They actively welcome ideas from people within the Trust and continually support opportunities where possible.
SCAS realises the benefits of recruiting people who are passionate about their role give 100%, and who have similar values to the Military: Teamwork, Innovation, Caring and Professionalism.
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is part of the National Health Service (NHS). SCAS’ main functions are
SCAS’ clinical co-ordination centres handle in excess of 500,000 emergency and urgent calls each year, and around 1.25 million NHS 111 calls. The Trust serves a population of approximately 4 million people over our 4 counties: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. In April 2017, SCAS was appointed as the provider of the NEPTS service in Surrey and Sussex.
In 2017 SCAS were delighted to receive the prestigious Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Gold Award, in recognition of the Trust’s commitment to employing veterans, supporting cadets and reservists who continue to serve.