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Our Team

meet the team

All our staff play a vital role in helping us do the right thing for our patients, supporters and community.

Our paramedics, doctors and pilots work together at the frontline of saving lives. They are passionate, highly trained and ready for any eventuality, giving you the best chance when the worst happens.

Alongside our frontline team we have our operational support crew and a number of office roles.

Frontline Roles

CRITICAL CARE PARAMEDICS

Our critical care paramedics (CCPs) undergo enhanced training that gives them the skills to deliver advanced medical care to patients at the scene of an incident.

Our CCP’s also support the pilots with navigation when in flight and landing, and they drive our Critical Care Response cars.

A CCP based at our dispatch desk works alongside our dispatch team to deploy our crews to patients.

DOCTORS

Having a doctor in a crew means we can deliver advanced hospital-level emergency care, setting us apart from the standard ambulance service.

Our doctors come from a variety of backgrounds. As well as taking on shifts with Thames Valley Air Ambulance, they are based at hospitals and major trauma centres, work as GPs trained in advanced critical care, or have careers in the military. All are trained in pre-hospital emergency medicine.

pilots

We have a team of four highly experienced pilots who operate our aircraft.

Our pilots’ main responsibility is to ensure our crews reach patients quickly , saving time when minutes really matter.

Once they have landed at the scene of an incident, our pilots’ role is to transport the patient safely to hospital, before travelling to the next patient or returning to base.

We employed our pilots through a company called Babcock, with some of them having worked with us for over a decade.

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT CREW

Our operational support crew includes our team of dispatchers, who work from the South Central Ambulance Service Control Centre to deploy our crews to patients.

Our helicopter and Critical Care Response Cars are dispatched to less than 1% of calls that come into the Dispatch Control Centre, as we focus on the most seriously injured and critical ill patients.

Our operational support assistants’ responsibilities include managing the supply of blood products we keep on board our helicopter and cars.

office roles

In the office

Our headquarters staff work together to support our frontline teams, ensuring we are able to deliver the best patient care. Our office-based teams include Operations, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, Communications, Finance and IT.

Roles in the office can be very varied, from team members working on raising the crucial funding we need to operate, to collegues working on ensuring that we abide by regulataions around operating as an independent healthcare provider, to the person updatting this website!

VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers are vital to our work. From offering support at events to acting in training scenarios, their passion and dedication inspires and supports us.

Volunteering with Thames Valley Air Ambulance is a brilliant way to give back to your community and meet like-minded people. Whether you can spare minutes, hours or days, we would love to hear from you.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Our Chief Executive works with our Director of Operations, Director of Fundraising and Director of Finance as our leadership team. Together, they ensure we deliver our vital services every day.

The leadership team oversees all aspects of our work, from frontline care, research and innovation to fundraising, awareness building and finance.

The Directors also manage the delivery of our organisational strategy and report to the Trustees on the charity’s performance.

TRUSTEES

Our Trustees are collectively responsible for ensuring we are well funded, properly managed and compliant with the relevant legislation, so we can carry out our charitable mission.

The Trustees set our strategic priorities, vote on major policy decisions and monitor our performance.

Our Board is made up of 12 Trustees, bringing decades of experience and expert knowledge – legal, financial, medical, aviation, marketing and fundraising.

join the team

Be part of a lifesaving team

Do you want to go home every day knowing that you made a real difference?

Join our vibrant and dynamic charity and play a role in saving lives alongside a talented and hardworking team. In return, we offer a wide range of rewards and benefits.