ST18, Stafford
Job description

About the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.

About our internship scheme

Interns at the British Red Cross are highly valued for the skills and energy they bring. We aim to provide our interns with an insight into the daily workings of the world's largest humanitarian organisation. The successful candidate will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities during the course of their placement. There may be some ad hoc opportunities to get involved in other areas of activity.

Your role as an intern will help make a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross. You will take responsibility for achieving specific objectives that are agreed with you within one of the various departments across the UK. You will have a real responsibility and place in the department, bringing some of your skills and experience to the role; you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.

About this role

The Event First Aid team provides first aid cover at public events and ensures ourfirst aiders have a high level of training to ensure casualties are treated with dignity and respect. We provide the first aid cover at events with the  help of our staff and thousands of volunteers. The types of events we coverrange from high profile marathons to local fairs. Some of the events we'vecovered include: the Great North Run, RHS Flower Shows, Tough Mudder, Greater Manchester Marathon, Formula 1, Concerts and Football matches.

Working for the National Event First Aid team, this role is about sorting, recording andarchiving Event paperwork, including Patient Records Forms and Event logs.These sensitive documents require sorting into years of issue and scanning ontoa shared drive. The role will involve going to some of our events to learn and appreciate the work of the department together with some short placements in other services to learn about the wider work of the British Red Cross.


To be provided to the Volunteer Mobilisation team.


The location is flexible and can be in one of two offices:

Stafford office,13 & 14 Parker Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0WP or Ohio Avenue, Salford Quays M50 2GT


Event First Aid

Reporting to

Carol Smith, Admin Coordinator for AS and EFA


This internship will last a maximum of 12 week volunteering up to 2/3 days each week.  The volunteering hours are negotiable to balance your needs and what can be achieved in the role.  

Tasks include

  • Merge the intranet sites of Ambulance Supportand Event First Aid
  • Keep both sites up to date with copy and features.
  • Prepare features and articles for the monthly newsletter

What we are looking for

You need to:

  • Have experience of word and excel and comfortable with technology
  • Have an excellent eye for detail
  • Be self-motivated with an ability to undertake some routine repetitive work..
  • Have an interest in the work of the British Red Cross
  • Be able to uphold the fundamental principles of the Red Cross

What we offer

  • A full induction, with ongoing support and supervision throughout your placement
  • Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities, including British Red Cross intranet site, e-learning facility and one-to-one career sessions or career development workshops
  • Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world
  • A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones
  • Reasonable travel and lunch expenses paid

Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and one of our 13 million volunteers across the world.

Additional information

To get to know the service we can facilitate you attending some of our events, where you can meet volunteers delivering the service and talk directly with the readers of the intranet and newsletter. This will also give you a better insight to the work of the department.

Young People and this role

Our internship opportunities are open to people at different stages of their career, aged 15 or above.  Whether your student, a recent graduate or someone with more experience looking for a career change, we would be happy to hear from you.

We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. Anyone can volunteer with the Red Cross from the age of 15. An individual risk assessment, parental consent and safeguarding considerations will be required for those aged 15 - 17. The nature of the activities specific to your intern opportunity may mean that you need to be 18 years or older.


We welcomeapplications from people of different backgrounds, experience and circumstances.  We seek to ensure that our organisation and our services are relevant and accessible to all, with equality, diversity and fairness at the core of what we do. We invite applications from individuals regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or political beliefand are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our applicants.

The British Red Cross is committed to being inclusive, with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates.We value fresh perspectives and insights gained by involving and welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience.This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

Core learning/requirements

Approximate training hours 3.5. 

Minimum Induction - within 3 weeks

Has been introduced to Line Manager and role description discussed

Has been given a H&S briefing pertinent to the site they will normally be operating from

Has been familiarised with any equipment required to carry out the role

Has received any workwear, if required for the role

Has had a one-to-one induction with the Placements Coordinator

British Red Cross Foundation Course e-module (IN-FCEL)

Full Induction - within 3 months

Has attended an Intern Welcome Workshop or attended Foundation Training classroom workshops dependant on the nature of the role.

Further development opportunities

Everyday First Aid (SE-KSK)

Others dependent on nature of projects and responsibilities



Posted on: 22 August 2019
Closed date: 25 August 2019
Job ref: REQ0000026MS
Tags: Admin, Communications, PR

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