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Community Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,557
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th October 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd September 2021


For almost 140 years, St Andrew’s First Aid has been teaching first aid in local communities, schools, prisons and more. We are a trusted organisation, built into the fabric of Scotland, and are standard setters in first aid.

We are striving to work in partnerships to identify and deliver unique projects to promote and improve first aid knowledge and skills throughout Scotland. Our aim is to encourage local communities to become active stakeholders in learning first aid skills. We are seeking to recruit a motivated individual to develop, drive and deliver a Community Engagement Strategy. The post holder will work with existing community groups, schools and organisations within West and Central Scotland areas, as well as identify new partners and maintain relationships with the wider local community.

This role will cover the West and Central Scotland and will involve liaison and consultation with a very diverse range of community-based interests. This will include organising meetings, events and activities with organisations and groups, e.g. small volunteer led community groups, public sector agencies, schools, local networks and volunteers); general administrative support, e.g. grant funders monitoring and reporting requirements as well as close collaboration with partners in order to promote the delivery of first aid skills and knowledge. You will also be responsible for raising awareness of St Andrew’s First Aid.

The ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • show practical and successful experience of developing and implementing new services and approaches to volunteers;
  • have excellent organisational and planning skills
  • coach and support those managing, supervising and working alongside volunteers and community partners.

The role will be based at our training centre in Glasgow but will require travel to other areas.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 15 October 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 25 or Tuesday 26 October 2021.

To apply, please submit a CV and Cover Letter to, stating your relevant experience and demonstrating how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description and person specification.

All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date.