Community Engagement 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. 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

The Community Engagement Officer will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of Community Engagement for SJA. They will develop innovative programmes and strengthen our network of partners to support our work particularly within areas of high economic and social deprivation. There will be a specific focus on the World Health Organisations (WHO) groups identified as most in need of first aid skills and most likely to use their first aid skills.

This role will manage a Community Engagement team based in geographically dispersed locations. The role will project manage the First Aid Community Advocate work stream and will work with a number of internal and external stakeholders to meet the targets of the project and embed within SJA as business as usual in 2018 and beyond.

The post holder will have experience of developing and implementing national programmes and initiatives and will have experience of managing externally funded projects and successfully delivering against KPI’s


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:  Wednesday 3 January 2018

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 January and Monday 15 January 2018   

At this current time we are not looking to recruit this position through agencies, so we are not open to any unsolicited agency enquiries.

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

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