Event First Aid Service Volunteer

15 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Event First Aid Service Volunteer
Location: Crewe
Hours: A minimum commitment of 50 hours annual service for new event first aid and ambulance support volunteers is requested.
Regular training nights are on Monday evenings in Crewe or Wednesday in Haslington.

About the role
When crisis strikes,we're the first on the scene

For over 30 years, the British Red Cross has been training and administering first aid. Our goal is simple - to have as many people on hand to help as possible should crisisstrike.

Our First Aid team now has thousands of volunteers and staff with over 180 training venues across the UK. We're everywhere, from lending a hand at big concerts to leading First Aid at Work courses. However, even though we're a hugely diverse team spread across the country, we like to think we're all united by one simple mission - to save lives.

About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and team work skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make.

Also someone who is:

  • In possession of, or be willing to work towards, a recognised first aid qualification, or listed exemption, as laid down by the British Red Cross.
  • Understanding of the needs of service users of different ages, differing physical needs and varying backgrounds.
  • Willing to regularly attend first aid group training and first aid events.
  • Must be physically fit to undertake all of the procedures as detailed in the current edition of the first aid manual and in line with British Red Cross policy.
  • Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.

Volunteer Benefits Include:

  • The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives.
  • Comprehensive free training so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence.
  • Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation.

Tasks Included in this Role:

  • Helping other members of the team set up and dismantle first aid posts.
  • Providing first-aid care in line with current protocols and Care Quality Commission (CQC)standards.
  • Completing all paperwork associated with first aid delivery.
  • Using communication equipment, if required, in accordance with the radio licence and British Red Cross guidelines, and keeping appropriate records of use.

Young People and this role
The minimum age for this role is 16. Parental consent, riskassessment and safeguarding apply to those aged under 18.

Here's a little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in theUK; get the support they need if crisis strikes.

From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness,to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. Our goalis to connect human kindness with human crisis.

We're part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and we believe in the power of kindness.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for theRed Cross since we started.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis.

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