Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Charity
  • Year established:
    1992
  • Website:
    http://www.daat.org
  • Contact
    • Unit 5, Sandpiper Court, Harrington Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NS

About Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance Trust are a charity organisation that provide relief of sickness and injury in the county of Devon and surrounding areas. They are a helicopter emergency medical service that is available to all, 24 hours a day.

Their senior leadership team regularly attends strategy days, which look at the entire organisation and set strategies that fit with their mission, vision and values. These goals are also regularly discussed and have been updated quite recently. In addition, their senior leadership team attend leadership training on a regular basis, attend events and volunteer their time.

They are in the process of setting up a green policy to add to their current recycling policy, which includes using a zero-to-landfill company for their waste. In addition, they stopped using plastic disposable cups for their water coolers and require staff to use a glass.


What is it like to work for Devon Air Ambulance

Leadership
Leadership
They have no hierarchy as such in their organisation - leaders sit in an open plan office with the staff. Engagement with office staff is a daily occurrence, and engagement with the rest of their staff occurs at their monthly meetings.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They are in the process of moving towards a paperless office. Their finance team have some hard copy documents that they need to keep, but every other department is encouraged to keep printing to a minimum.
My Company
My Company
Their values include exemplary patient care, a safe and just culture, excellence and community engagement. They continuously monitor goals, KPIs and development so staff aren't left waiting to have a discussion about their career goals and ambitions.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all staff or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    20%

  • UK sites:

    22

  • Male : Female:

    28% / 72%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff:

    92

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