£27,250 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the Role

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century?  As one of the country’s best-loved charities, St John Ambulance played a vital role in responding to the pandemic as well as ‘everyday’ health emergencies, first aid training, supporting communities, and improving young people’s lives.

This role provides is a real chance to make a difference to the lives of young people from aged 5 – 25 across the Country but especially those from marginalised communities.

As a Development Lead, you will join our Youth and Education Directorate and drive improvements in a wide range of work, from development of our existing Badgers and Cadets programmes for 5 – 17-year-olds to creating new services. This role is responsible for successfully managing small and moderate scale projects, delivering service improvement activities, and supporting large scale projects. Managing activities through the development phase and into delivery as national initiatives. The role will have a diverse and changing portfolio allowing scope for learning new skills along with personal and role development overtime.

Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)

About You

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience of designing and developing activities for young people and the adult volunteers that support them. You will be comfortable leading teams of people to deliver agreed outcomes and have proven project management experience with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

About Us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning.  As a charity with a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.


Successful candidates will receive:

  • A competitive salary & pension scheme
  • Access to our cycle to work scheme
  • Access to financial, health and wellbeing support and an employee assistance programme through our - Health and Wellbeing Portal
  • Access to additional discounts through the Blue Light scheme including but not limited to discounts on mobile phones, gym memberships, cinema tickets, restaurants, holidays and shopping.

Application close date: 12th June 2022

Interview date: 21st - 22nd June 2022

We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.

St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.   At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive.  We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately about equity, diversity and inclusion.   

Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.


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Posted on: 24 May 2022
Closed date: 12 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 170128CHJ
Tags: Business Development, Operations