Thinking of a career move? A change is better than a rest for Paul…

Paul Levine

Paul Levine joined EEAST on the 9th January 1984. His career progressed through various front-line positions, including roles such as technician, paramedic, supervisor and acting station officer.  In 2007/2008 Paul took on the leading operation manager role, known then as junior operational manager, which Paul enjoyed for nearly a decade. 

In 2017, Paul began to suffer with anxiety, caused principally he believes by solo-responding, often when first upon the scene. Paul decided to take leave, which was fully supported by his management team. Upon returning to work, Paul together with his management team devised and proposed a plan. This comprised Paul taking early retirement from his operational manager role and returning as a make-ready supervisor a month later. Paul is currently acting make ready group lead for Mid and South Essex. Paul says that he is loving his new position:

“I have always enjoyed organising and assisting staff. I have just started my 37th year with the service and hope to undertake many more years assisting crews behind the scenes, rather than front line.” 

John Syson, Interim Director of Workforce, adds, “We are indebted to Paul for his loyalty and dedication to the Trust and we look forward to celebrating this achievement at the next long service awards. 

“There are lots of opportunities to move around within the ambulance service, both on and off the front line.  We can help colleagues to consider various options and make it easier for them to decide what might work best for them.”

Published 6th March 2020

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