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Volunteer Youth Team – NHS Cadets


St John Ambulance and the NHS are working in partnership to prepare young people to become health volunteers.

As a volunteer with our NHS Cadets Project, you’ll be trained to provide our young people with the skills and opportunities to sustain themselves in health care volunteering.


About the Role

The NHS Cadets Project aims to attract and develop young people, preparing them to sustain themselves in health volunteering opportunities. Through a 36 week programme, we will be helping young people to not only gain new skills and knowledge but to get hands on experience in the NHS.

We aim to specifically widen access for 14 to 18-year-olds who come from groups which have not traditionally entered health volunteering, such as marginalised young people, those in care, not in education, employment or training or from ethnic minority backgrounds. These are split into two age programmes; 14 - 16 Foundation and 16 - 18 Advanced.

As a member of our Youth Team you’ll help create a safe, inclusive and open environment where young people can learn important life skills to prepare them for health volunteering. You will help plan and deliver sessions and support young people to develop and grow.

Delivery will be on an evening, once a week per programme (your location may have multiple programmes if you are interested in doing more than one) and we aim to deliver the programme face to face, however some virtual delivery maybe required for a blended approach.

Please see the role description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)

About You

To be successful in this role you will have a passion for working with young people with some experience of delivering to them in any capacity.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals who are looking to better the skills and lives of young people helping them reach their full potential.

“We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so are particularly interested in applications from trans and non-binary people, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with different accessibility needs.”

Currently we have vacancies in Yeovil, Cosham, Oldham, Birmingham, Bath, Taunton, Leeds, Stafford, Sheffield, Wirral, Redhill, Morecambe, Nuneaton, Liverpool, Bromley, Swindon, Derby, Burton , Exeter, Hardwick, Walsall, Halifax, Gloucester, Dorchester, London, Bristol, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Camberley, Huddersfield, Carshalton, Bradford, Wolverhampton, Middlesbrough, Shrewsbury, Nottingham, Hull, Epsom, Colchester, Croydon, Bury St Edmunds, Sandwell, Cambridge, Northampton, Peterborough, Wakefield, Wexham, Hackney, Chesterfield, more will be added in the future as we develop further programmes.

This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations Offenders Act and as such as Enchanced DBS check will be obtained.

Find out more at www.sja.org.uk/nhscadets or if you would like to discuss the role please contact nhscadets@sja.org.uk and specify your location so we can inform your Regional Lead.


This opportunity is open throughout 2023. 


Please follow the below links to submit your application.



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