First Aider - Essex

As a First Aider at Events, you’ll help St John Ambulance provide first aid at large and small events within the community. You’ll be part of a team of volunteers delivering help where it’s needed, dealing with everything from a sprained ankle to a cardiac arrest.

The experience you gain could lead to more advanced roles, including patient transport, cycle response, advanced first aid and emergency response. You’ll make a real difference to your community and have a huge impact on the nation’s health. 

As a First Aider at Events, you’ll get a huge sense of satisfaction and pride delivering an essential service. It’s great for you, great for your community and great for our nation, and it requires only a small commitment of your time. 

We will make sure you will have access to a proper induction to volunteering with SJA and the training you need for the role you take on. We will also provide you with a supportive environment while you are volunteering with us. Information about our volunteer roles are included in the role descriptions. What you can expect from SJA, and what we expect from those who volunteer with us, is included in the volunteer charter.

This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations Offenders Act

 Event First Aiders volunteering locations are: Basildon, Bishops Stortford, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Grays, Halstead, Little Thurrock, Harlow, Rochford, Maldon, Manningtree, Saffron Walden, Southend, Stanway & Coggeshall, Wickford, Witham

You must be able to attend all the following events to be considered successful in this role

We will be running several information events locally and these are:

 - Selection and Induction Event: Both events will take place on 7th September 2019 at 9.30am at St John Ambulance, One Fox Crescent, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2BN. If successful in the selection event, you will be required to stay on in the afternoon to complete the Induction programme. Tea, Coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. 

Training Details

For Individuals volunteering to be Event First Aiders, training will be provided for you on a four-day course delivered at St John Ambulance, One Fox Crescent, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2BN

Four-day training course will be held on 28th September, 29th September, 12th October and 13th October 2019

If due to work or family commitments, you are unable to attend the above course dates, there may be an opportunity to attend alternative training courses on different dates & venues. 

Please advise your interviewer on the recruitment session if there are any issues attending the above course.

Closing date for this vacancy will be 23.08.2019

If you’d like to know more about volunteering or would just like to chat to someone who does, get in touch. Please contact Yvette Boreham, via email

If you are an existing SJA volunteer or employee, please apply here

If you are external to SJA, please apply below

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Event First Aid


10-12 hours per month

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