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Organisation: General     Date Posted: 20/12/2021

Opportunity: St John Ambulance Community Advocate Vol

Opportunity Code: VH104-10181

Closing Date to Apply: -

Purpose:
A national volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of first aid and the support of the national emergency response system in England. This organisation aims to support communities to be more resilient by teaching people lifesaving skills and knowledge to help their families and people around them. We are currently looking for volunteer Community Advocates nationally who will help to be the difference within their community by building relationships and promoting the importance of learning lifesaving skills including CPR and AEDs.

Duties:
•Be confident in engaging and communicating with different
groups of people
•Enthusiastic about promoting first aid skills to the public
•Prepared to learn first aid skills
•Confident about public speaking
•Existing community connections
•We expect you to host regular sessions (minimum 1 per month)
to ensure you keep your skills up to date and to ensure you
are using the current resources
•To deliver a session within 2 months of your training and
recruitment into the role being completed

Time needed from Volunteer:
3 hours per month. Each session is 1/1.5 hours long so it works out at 2 sessions a month, flexible 7 days of the week - to be arranged with organisation to fit around the potential volunteers lifestyle.

Skills Experience & Qualifications:
The organisation will provide training in your first few months of the role, as follows:
•Community Engagement First Aid course training (online with
in-person assessment)
•Virtual Community Advocate training including code of
conduct
•Regular contact, support, and guidance from the Community
Engagement Team
•The organisation will provide a polo shirt and Community
Advocate Role Bar. You will be expected to wear your own
trousers, shoes and jackets
•Access to a variety of online materials and resources
•Stand Up and Speak – This sessions aims to build on the soft
skills required for public speaking ranging from
communication skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to engage
with an audience.

The sessions can be delivered both face to face and virtually so we could take each case individually for the best result for that individual

Minimum age 14 years over

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