The post is a 3 hour fixed term contract until the programme ends in December 2022 and requires delivery for 2 hours on Wednesday evenings each week, other hours are flexible across the week for project planning. This programme will mostly be delivered virtually via MS Teams, however some face to face sessions will be required.
About the Role
The NHS Cadets Project aims to attract and develop young people, preparing them to sustain themselves in health volunteering opportunities. Through a 36 week programme, we will be helping young people to not only gain new skills and knowledge but to get hands on experience in the NHS.
We aim to specifically widen access for 14 to 18-year-olds who come from groups which have not traditionally entered health volunteering, such as marginalised young people, those in care, not in education, employment or training or from ethnic minority backgrounds. These are split into two age programmes; 14 - 16 Foundation and 16 - 18 Advanced.
As Youth Support Worker, you will assist with planning and delivering the NHS Cadets programme to young people and you’ll help create a safe, inclusive and open environment where young people can learn important life skills to prepare them for health volunteering.
We aim to deliver the programme face to face, however some virtual delivery maybe required for a blended approach.
Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)
To be successful in this role you will have experience of working in a similar position and a passion for working with young people. You will have experience of working directly with young people especially those from marginalised communities.
You must be 18 years and over to apply for the role
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: 11/01/2022
Application Review Date: 28/12/2021
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