Volunteering Development Officer

Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.'

About Us

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

To achieve this, we provide a wide range of products and services to the community such as our workplace and community training, first aid support at events and our vital work with the emergency services with our ambulance operations. Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do and we wouldn’t be able to achieve this without them. We are committed to growing and developing our volunteering offer to enable us to increase the impact we have even further. We generate around £100m per annum which we reinvest in delivering and campaigning for better access to first aid for everyone. By doing this, we can give people access to important skills that they wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to learn.

We are also passionate about campaigning to raise awareness of first aid so that everyone has access to life saving knowledge through our award-winning ad campaigns such as "The Chokeables" which is credited with saving at least 54 babies lives and recently won the Charity Film of the Year Award 2017.


About the Role

Supporting the Volunteering function, this development officer post will design and deliver a variety of projects identified by the Volunteer Journey Steering group to help us achieve our Volunteering Strategy and continuously improve our volunteering offer.

The projects will involve developing tools and methods to improve our recruitment, management, recognition and support of volunteers.  This includes specific projects on developing volunteer manager toolkits, the recognition and celebration of volunteers through volunteers week and our volunteer of the year awards and resources to support our volunteer attraction and unit development programmes.

As someone with experience of working with volunteers, developing resources to support volunteers, and effective project management skills the post holder will ensure that each development project undertaken is in accordance with strategic plans and are on time and within budget.

This role is a full time, 12 months fixed term contract, and may be based in any SJA manned office throughout England


Working at St John Ambulance - More than one way to save a life

We are a constantly evolving team of over 2,000 employees and 15,000 volunteers, together we’re united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, first aid training and campaigning, to ensure that no one suffers from the lack of first aiders.

We believe that every team member is key to our success whether they work in Ambulance Operations, Marketing, Training or HR and our values of Humanity, Excellence, Accountability, Responsiveness and Team Work are embedded in everything we do.

We believe in setting our people up for success in a collaborative and positive environment where we are constantly open to change and new ideas.

Closing Date: Friday 19 January 2018

Interviews will be held on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February 2018

If you are a current St John Ambulance employee, please apply here

For all other candidates, or SJA volunteers wishing to apply, please click here


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