Stephen Sampford served a total of two years in two employments with The London Ambulance Service as frontline ambulance crew. In between those two periods of ambulance work he worked for The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Mobile Warden caring for elderly and vulnerable adults.
Throughout his career he was, at various points, elected as a union staff representative fighting, as he put it “For fairness and honourable employment relationships against intransigent, bullish and insensitive politically driven dogmas; from both employers and, increasingly out of touch trade ‘Super-union’ corporations.”
“It made me ill in the end and I soon came to realise, after retiring early from The London Ambulance Service, that the war against injustice and inhumanity – in a worldly sense – cannot ever be won. The battle that ultimately will be won however, is fought out at a spiritual level; a war in which we mortal creations of God are both the pawns and the prize.”