LE1, Leicester
Job description

No one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so they can be the difference between life and death, and you can help us do this.

We are looking for people with excellent interpersonal skills to join our Safeguarding team. Safeguarding is central to the work of St John Ambulance because it ensures that the diverse range of services we provide to children and adults at risk of harm, are delivered safely. Safeguarding Team Members do this in a number of ways e.g. by monitoring the implementation of the safeguarding policy, by responding to questions regarding and giving guidance etc.

 Learning is at the heart of St John Ambulance and we offer a very large range of learning and developmental opportunities to our volunteers, including the full professional training that is essential for our Safeguarding Team Members:

·         Safeguarding Awareness

·         Safeguarding in Practice

·         Working safely with Children and Adults at Risk of Harm

This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations Offenders Act.

This vacancy is for Leicestershire & Rutland District. The two team members at present for LNR are both in Northamptonshire, which is going to become a new district in 2021. Once a DSO is in place there will be no team members in Leicestershire, leaving four vacancies open in this district. Safeguarding Presence to support the members of the organisation and implementation of the policy is paramount and if there is only one person in post it may place the organisation in a very vulnerable position.

To participate in an update call/meeting once a month initially, to give support and feedback on any outstanding issues. To attend the Safeguarding in Practice weekend in March every three years and following your training the opportunity to attend the safeguarding conference held annually in September.

The interviews will be for 1 hour each. I would like to offer Saturday slots and a Tuesday and a Thursday evening for those who work weekends.

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St John Ambulance

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Refreshed on: 09 March 2021
Closed date: 03 April 2021
Job ref: 128297CHJ
Tags: Human Resources, Operations