Equality and diversity
At St John Ambulance, we recognise the strength
that diversity brings to our work. We welcome volunteers and
service users from any socio-economic background, sexuality,
ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, religion or belief.
Each of our volunteers and employees brings a
unique perspective and experience to their role. We celebrate this
and are committed to creating an equal and inclusive environment
within St John Ambulance. We know that this is vital to creating a
strong organisation, and making your volunteering experience
enjoyable and rewarding.
We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities
we support, both on a local and national level.
‘Back in 2012, a major deterioration in my vision meant my
volunteer role had to change. Despite my vision loss I wanted to
carry on being a first aid trainer, and now I volunteer as an area
training specialist. I love being part of the training team, and
knowing that I personally help volunteers to develop in their
roles. By working alongside me, other volunteers can see that
having a disability is not a barrier within the organisation.’ –
Carol Trigg, St John Ambulance Trainer
We believe in challenging discrimination at every
level of our organisation, whether it involves volunteers,
employees or service users. If you experience discrimination while
volunteering for us, your line manager can help you to resolve it.
If the situation cannot be resolved informally, you can submit a
complaint through our grievance procedure.
We will take all complaints seriously.
All staff and volunteers are committed to upholding
our policy of equality, inclusion and diversity.