Charity registered in Scotland SC006750
St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s leading First Aid charity dedicated to provide everyone in Scotland with the highest standards in First Aid skills, services and volunteering opportunities.
About the Company
“St Andrew’s First Aid is a long-standing charity formed in 1882 as St Andrew’s Ambulance Association by doctors and businessmen in Glasgow who showed concern for the number injuries during the rapid growth of industrial cities.
As Scotland’s leading first aid charity, St Andrew’s First Aid has an impressive country-wide network of First Aiders ready to provide support at hundreds of events. The organisation aims to provide the highest standards of first aid and to share their knowledge through training and education to the public.
In addition to providing first aid services, the charity also runs a number of projects aimed at building strong and safer communities in Scotland. With the Scottish Government they aim to equip 500,000 people with CPR skills, increasing the number of bystanders to help in an emergency thereby increasing the number of survivors.”
To learn more about St Andrew’s First Aid, please visit firstaid.org.uk
As Volunteer Development Officer, you will be responsible for many aspects of volunteer development such as recruitment, induction, training, retention, motivation and engagement. Reporting to the Head of Volunteer Development, your main responsibilities will include:
• Promote volunteering within the organisation
• Plan, organise and monitor volunteering activities to deliver St Andrew’s First Aid’s charitable aims
• Learning and development
• Manage volunteer conduct, addressing problems with performance and ensuring the quality of services are upheld by volunteers
• Promote productive working relationships between volunteers and other stakeholders
• Organise events involving volunteers such as meetings, seminars, forums, internal conferences, promotional events and social events
• Deal with conflict, volunteer conduct issues to mediate and resolve
• To represent the organisation as appropriate at meetings of relevant external stakeholders/organisations/partners
• Support the team in ad hoc administration duties
The full range of tasks can be viewed in the attached job description. This job description describes the practical purpose and main elements of the job. It’s sole purpose is to act as a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they exist currently, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule.
In addition to the duties highlighted, the organisation operates a flexible approach to its activities and the post holder may accordingly be called upon to undertake any other duties from time to time as circumstances warrant.
An element of unsocial hours will be required to be undertaken.
This role would best suit an individual with a passion for and experience of volunteering or working in the third sector, or any other relevant experience.
The ideal person will be very people-orientated, pro-active and flexible, empathic, creative, persuasive, resourceful and imaginative.
You’ll be someone who is a real team player who can easily fit in with a diverse team of people. You’ll be outgoing, friendly with good communication skills and be able to fit in wherever the job takes you.
If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A vacancy for a First Aid Trainer/Assessor has arisen within the Volunteer Development Team. A highly motivated individual with strong communication skills and first aid training experience. The job holder will predominantly work from our Glasgow Training Centre will be required to travel to other parts of Scotland.
The Trainer/Assessor, reporting directly to the Head of Volunteer Development, will be responsible for the planning, co-ordination, delivery and assessment of St Andrew’s First Aid’s various first aid and related courses to volunteers. The successful applicant will also work as part of a team to review learning materials and develop new First Aid Trainer/Assessors as well as other aspects of business development.
The individual will have experience in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and assessment of large volumes of first aid courses and also hold a recognised First Aid Trainer/Assessor qualification. A recognised assessor award would also be a distinct advantage.
As this role deals solely with volunteers it will initially involve a lot of work over evenings and weekends.
To provide secretarial and administrative support to the CEO and to act as Board/Committee secretariat.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES - This should describe the key areas of the job.
1. Provide secretarial and administrative services to the CEO as required.
2. Act as Secretary to the Charity and Commercial Boards (and Office Bearers when required), Board Committees (except Awards and Honours, and Salaries and Conditions of Service), General Meetings and distribute minutes to the relevant people. To ensure that notices and agendas for these meetings are distributed in an appropriate manner and timescale and to make the necessary arrangements for these meetings.
3. Maintain all Board records such as the database, correspondence from the CEO’s office, minutes, data protection documentation, register of interests, Trustee training and membership lists.
4. Act as minute taker at staff and Trustee investigation, disciplinary and grievance meetings.
5. Maintain personnel files and records, including organisational charts, job descriptions and senior management team annual leave and TOIL.
6. On behalf of the CEO, issue employment related documents such as offer letters, contracts of employment, pay instructions.
7. Maintain the Employee Handbook and Personnel Guidance System having been notified of content changes by the senior management team and/or employment law advisors.
8. Work with the organisation’s Health & Safety Officer to organise and resolve routine office repairs and facilities issues.
9. To provide administrative support to other senior managers for key projects (e.g. assistance with major fundraising events such as the charity’s annual Awards Dinner).
10. Carry out such other relevant duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.