St John Scotland
St John Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC047485

St John Scotland was formed in 1947, and for more than 70 years we have helped improve the lives of people in need through our charitable work. Today, our teams of members, volunteers and supporters across the country help save and enhance lives every day. One of our core aims is to help Scotland be resilient in the face of cardiac arrest. We work with local communities across the country to increase access to life-saving defibrillators, helping to fund the devices and encourage public awareness of how to use them in an emergency. As a partner in the Save a Life for Scotland campaign, we are working together with other agencies to help 500,000 Scots learn CPR by 2020. Our volunteers organise and deliver publicly accessible CPR training events across the country, helping people of all ages learn the skills that could enable them to save a life. Our teams of volunteers in four areas of Scotland deliver lifeline Patient Transport services, helping people who would otherwise struggle to get to hospital, access cancer treatments or dialysis. We also have a close relationship with Scottish Mountain Rescue teams. Having been a major donor for the past two decades, we continue to support and work closely with teams across Scotland.

Current vacancies

Volunteer Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th November 2019

St John Scotland is a Scottish charity dedicated to saving and enhancing life. We do this through supporting teams of volunteers across the country to deliver projects and services which make a difference in their local communities.

Currently, this includes Patient Transport services, and supporting communities to be resilient in the face of cardiac arrest by helping them install Public Access Defibrillators and providing CPR awareness training.

Alongside our locally delivered work, we also support Scottish Mountain Rescue teams and a mountain safety initiative, as well as international St John projects in Malawi and Jerusalem.

St John Scotland is the charitable arm of the Order of St John, a royal order of chivalry which has members across the world. Many of our current active volunteers are members of the Order, although we have a growing number of supporters and volunteers from outwith this community. We are part of the global family of St John charitable organisations, which includes St John Ambulance in England.

Having been established as a charity for more than 70 years, we are now at an important point in our journey as we develop our strategic plan for the coming years. Volunteer development and engagement will be key to our success as we move forward.

Volunteers are the heart of St John Scotland. We want to better understand current volunteering across the organisation, create a positive volunteering culture and ensure we are an organisation which is attractive to volunteers, nurtures and recognises them. As we develop our strategic plan for the coming years, we want to grow volunteering across St John Scotland in a sustainable way.

The Volunteer Development Officer will join a small team of five working out of our national headquarters, St John House, in Edinburgh. With volunteer teams based across the country, regular travel will be an important requirement of this role.

A full Job Description is available for download below.