Community Advocate

Community Advocate St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, over 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 such as our workplace and community training, first aid support at events and our vital work with the emergency services with our ambulance operations. 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 lifesaving knowledge through our award-winning ad campaigns such as "The Chokeables" which is credited with saving at least 55 babies lives and recently won the Charity Film of the Year Award 2017.

The Role St John Ambulance enables communities to be safer by giving people lifesaving skills and knowledge to help their families and people around them. We are currently looking for volunteer Community Advocates in London and South who will help to be the difference within their community by building relationships and promoting the importance of learning lifesaving skills. As a Community Advocate you will have the opportunity to be involved with helping us deliver our programme of first aid education and awareness; from helping us to promote St John Ambulance and the importance of first aid, to planning and running first aid workshops in your community, which will provide skills to people who might not necessarily have the chance to learn them meaning they can become that most vital of things, the difference between a life lost and a life saved. In addition, we are particularly interested in hearing from people over the age of 50, to support us with our pilot project As a St John Ambulance Community Advocate, your task will be to raise awareness of the importance of first aid, within your local area.

Regardless of whether you have years of volunteering experience or you have never volunteered before but would like the opportunity to give something back, get more involved within the community, meet some great people, and help us save lives…we would love to hear from you. St John Ambulance will provide all the training and resources that you will need to make a difference in your community. You We are looking for passionate people with relationship building skills who take pride in their community. If you have First Aid experience, that is helpful, but isn’t essential. This is a flexible volunteering role you can give as much or as little time as you can afford. You will be involved in a range of activities from helping to promote a local first aid event to planning and running workshops. SJA will provide everything else you need, all you need to provide is enthusiasm and a passion for making a difference. You will receive a First Aid Certificate in Essential First Aid All Ages plus Defibrillator training.

St John Ambulance is required to complete an enhanced DBS check for all candidates.

For more information please contact Rebecca Smith or 07813 369 612

The closing date for this post is Monday 30th September 2019

This is a funded partnership project with Nesta and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It supports the growth of innovations that mobilise the time and talents of people in the second half of their lives to help others, alongside public services. For more information about our Community Advocates, please follow this link -

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