Event First Aid ServiceCompany:
British Red Cross Location:
First Aid Service Volunteer
Hours: A minimum commitment of 50 hours annual service for new event first aid
and ambulance support volunteers is requested.
About the role
To provide first aid, occasionally life-saving, services to those who need help
at public events and to support the ambulance service in accordance with
current first aid practice.
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 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.
This role requires a criminal record check (DBS/PVG) to the appropriate
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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
We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role.
To volunteer for this role you must be aged 16+. However (subject to a
risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent) those aged 15
can be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service,
supporting service volunteers and undertaking training.
About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world
to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.
We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and
we refuse to ignore people in crisis.
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