Clerkenwell, Greater London
£25 per session
Part-time, Casual, Temporary
Job description

About the Role

The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the Venerable Order of Saint John from its roots as a pan-European Order of Hospitaller Knights founded in Jerusalem during the Crusades, to its present commitment of providing first aid and care in the community through St John Ambulance and running an Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem. The Museum has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years!

As Tour Guide you will play a vital role in bringing this history to life and sharing it with our audiences. You will develop an expert knowledge of the topics covered in the tours and the historic buildings in which they take place, as well as working with the Museum and Events teams to support the delivery of audience engagement and commercial events programmes. You will take care of your own health & safety and that of others, checking the routes before the tour begins and raising any concerns to the Curator or Duty Manager.

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

About You

With a focus on delivering a great visitor experience and widening access to heritage, you are expected to be organised with excellent interpersonal and time management skills. A pass in the Clerkenwell and Islington Tour Guide Course (Islington Guided Walks) is essential for this role.

About Us

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.

Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat and the communities we serve.

We are a team of 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid.

You will receive:

  • Competitive salary & pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing portal - access to financial, health and wellbeing support and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts – you’ll have access to Blue Light and NHS Discounts as well as discounts on mobile phones, gym memberships, cinema tickets, restaurants, holidays and shopping.

Interview Date: 20/10/2021

Application Review Date: 13/10/2021

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.


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so are particularly interested in applications from women, trans and non-binary people, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with different accessibility needs.

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. Any speculative CVs submitted without invitation will not be considered

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Posted on: 16 September 2021
Closed date: 13 October 2021
Job ref: 147480CHJ
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