Technician and Paramedic Re-banding Announced

 Thursday 24 August 2017

The Scottish Ambulance Service has announced that almost 2,600 clinicians will be moving to higher pay bands with updated job descriptions that reflect the changing nature of modern Technician and Paramedic roles.

New job descriptions were agreed in partnership with current post holders and their trade union representatives before going through an independent evaluation process which resulted in banding increases.

In the coming weeks, 1,335 Technicians will move from Band 4 to Band 5, and 1,259 Paramedics will move from Band 5, starting salary ?22,440, to Band 6, starting salary ?26,830. The re-banding will be backdated to Saturday 31 December 2016.

Scottish Ambulance Service Chief Executive, Pauline Howie, said, “I am delighted that new Technician and Paramedic job descriptions have been agreed in partnership with staff and staff representatives in recognition of the additional skills and knowledge our clinicians now need.

“The renewed job descriptions and changes in banding reflect the value the
Service places on frontline staff and our commitment to developing our workforce.

“Patients will undoubtedly benefit from this investment as we work to further enhance the delivery of patient-centred care across Scotland, saving more lives and treating more people at home and in community settings in line with our ‘Towards 2020’ strategy.”

Scottish Ambulance Service Employee Director, John Riggins, said, “This is another fine example of collaborative working within the Scottish Ambulance Service, and I would like to commend all those who have been involved in the process. I look forward to seeing our staff continuing to grow and develop in their re-banded roles and throughout their careers with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the national staff side representatives, Jamie McNamee (Unite), Stevie Gilroy (Unison) and Gary Cole (GMB) along with local staff side representatives, staff members and the human resources department for all of their efforts during this process.”