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Annual Leave

Annual leave entitlement is 27 days (202.5 hours) per annum, rising to 29 days (217.5 hours) on completion of five years service and to 33 days (247.5 hours) after 10 years service. In addition, staff are entitled to the statuary 8 bank holidays per year.

All leave entitlements are pro-rata for part-time employees.

Pension Scheme

Staff have the option of contributing to the NHS Pension Scheme. Full details will be sent with any offer of employment.

Family Friendly Policies

Staff are entitled to the following in accordance with the NHS national terms and conditions handbook:

  • maternity/adoption leave
  • paternity leave
  • parental leave

We have a childcare subsidy scheme. This provides Childcare Vouchers that can be used as part payment for the care of children under 5 years of age. The scheme is managed by Busy Bees.  

Smoke Free Policy

SCAS operates a smoke free environment across all its premises.

Employee Assistance Programme

As a free service Positive People Company (PPC) offer expert advice, invaluable information, specialist counselling and support to cope successfully with all major life events - the things that could potentially cause anxiety and stress, including: buying a new home, getting married, having kids, moving location, responsibility at work, family crises, illness and much more.

PPC can help you to stay happy, healthy and fully focused on life and work. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions - all completely confidential.

Fair Processing Notice to all Applications for Employment

South Central Ambulance Service is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and we may use the information you have provided on your application form for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

For further information please visit our Counter Fraud and Security Management page or contact Barbara Sansom our Information Governance Manager on 01869 365096 or email


All new staff attend the Trust Corporate Induction within six weeks of joining the Trust. Local induction is facilitated in the local department or specialist area to ensure new members have the information, knowledge and support they need to make their first few weeks as smooth as possible.

Training and Development

Working for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a progressive and dynamic organisation that supports staff development through both in-house and external learning opportunities.

The Trust also supports personal development through internal transfers and secondments to other areas or project posts, allowing staff to climb the skills ladder and giving them a sense of direction in their career development while contributing to departmental goals. 

Staff benefit from yearly appraisal which includes Personal Development Planning, goal setting to enable them to contribute to the Trust vision, goals and overall organisational development plan, while achieving both professional and personal goals. 

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has three fully equipped training centres, serving each of the counties we cover: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hampshire.

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