Casual First Aider

Locations within: Carlisle, Hull, Manchester, Merseyside, Newcastle, Ossett and Preston

St John Ambulance believes that anyone who needs first aid should get it. But the fact is that’s not happening. We are determined to be the difference between lives lost and lives saved.

We are looking to appoint Casual Event First Aiders. As an event first aider you will be providing first aid treatment to patients whilst at public events, across the whole of the North Region, where St John Ambulance provides first aid cover.

Successful applicants will be able to physically demonstrate they have basic life support skills and first aid knowledge, and will be a current St John Ambulance Event First Aider.  You will be flexible and be available at short notice. You must have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Whilst we are looking to recruit those who hold a current SJA Event First Aider Certificate or higher, we are prepared to train people to this standard.   This training takes five days and is unpaid, you must be able to attend on all five days and successfully complete the course to be eligible to undertake paid casual work as an Event First Aider.  Training will take place on:


Ossett – Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

Lake District – Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

York – Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November

Oldham – Monday 6 to Friday 10 November

Newcastle – Monday 13 to Friday 17 November

Liverpool – Monday 20 to Friday 24 November.


The successful applicants will be expected to be available to work hours as required to include weekdays as well as some evenings and weekends.

For more information on this role please contact Lisa Moran by email to 

Interviews will take place on:


24 October 2017 in Ossett,

25 October 2017 in Carlisle,

25 October 2017 in Manchester, 

26 October 2017 in Newcastle,

27 October 2017 in Hull,

01 November 2017 in Merseyside and

02 November 2017 in Preston.


Telephone interviews could also be arranged on each of these days.

If you are a current volunteer with St John Ambulance and hold and Event First Aider qualification (or higher), please click here : Click Here

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Job Information

Job Role
Ambulance Operations


Salary Description
£7.56 per hour

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