Event First Aid Support Volunteer - Equipment readiness

Recruiter
BRITISH RED CROSS 11
Location
Glasgow
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Event First Aid Support Volunteer - Equipment readiness

Location: Glasgow


About the role
You will be supporting the event first aid team by maintaining and transporting equipment that is used at first aid events, setting up the equipment and supporting teams of volunteers during events. The role covers these main areas of work:

  • Cleaning and restocking equipment that has been used at events
  • Driving vehicles to and from event sites and other British Red Cross offices to get them ready for events
  • Delivering equipment to event sites and setting up treatment and volunteer welfare areas
  • Maintaining and replenishing equipment stocks around the event.
  • Assisting in the preparation of event paperwork

This role is suitable for volunteers who are interested in all, or only some, of the areas listed above.

About the Team

British Red Cross volunteers fully trained in advanced first aid are ready to help at any occasion across the UK, from a community event to a stadium-sized rock concert. When accidents happen or illnesses take hold, their knowledge can be vital in saving lives or preventing further injury.

About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. We keep the service user at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also, someone with:

The capability to carry and move equipment, some of which can be bulky
A valid UK driving license, if you wish to help with driving vehicles
Willingness to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy

What we Offer:

  • The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives
  • Comprehensive training so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence
  • A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones
  • The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people
  • Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when on duty
  • Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and one of our 13 million volunteers across the world.


Tasks Included in this Role:

  • Cleaning and maintaining event first aid equipment
  • Picking equipment from picking lists
  • Using barcode scanners
  • Signing sheets to ensure quality compliance
  • Packing equipment into vehicles
  • Delivering equipment to, setting up at and clearing up after first aid events
  • Supporting medical volunteers at first aid events by ensuring equipment, vehicles and welfare facilities are ready for them to use
  • Driving vehicles to events, between British Red Cross offices and to be serviced
  • Driving vehicles at events to move equipment around the site
  • Assisting in the preparation of pre- and post-event administration tasks


Young People and This Role
We value the skills, energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to the Red Cross. Subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements, the minimum driving age, BRC driving policy and parental consent you can volunteer from this role from age 16+. Those aged 15-17 can be also be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting service volunteers and undertaking training.

Here's a little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; 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 goal is 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 the Red Cross since we started.

We support a huge range of people and we recruit for a diverse workforce - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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