British Red Cross
**First Aid Trainer – Swindon Location: Swindon (covering an approximately 50 mile radius) Hours: 35 hours per week (5 days from 6. May include evenings and weekends) Contract: Permanent Starting Salary: £20,950 – £22,878 per annum (dependent on qualification)
We have a fantastic opportunity for you teach people how to save a life.**
If you would like to train to become one of our amazing customer-focused British Red Cross First Aid Trainers, who will play a vital role in delivering first aid training and specialist courses, teaching life-saving skills to people in Swindon and the surrounding areas.
Diversity is something we celebrate
At the British Red Cross, we ar e looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone.
We are keen to hear from people from a diverse range of backgrounds, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Could you teach people how to save a life?
We are recruiting for a customer-focused British Red Cross First Aid Trainer who will play a vital role in delivering first aid training and specialist courses, teaching life-saving skills to people in Swindon and the surrounding areas.
From helping someone who is unresponsive, to treating burns, we equip people with the confidence to provide potentially lifesaving support in an emergency.
This role will require travel to training venues within approximately 50 miles of Swindon, therefore candidates will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle. Some flexibility will be needed as some evenings and weekend work will be required as part of a five day from six (Monday-Saturday, 9-5) working pattern, with the occasional evening course).
Please note: Although you will be compensated for your business mileage, your home to base travel will not be included therefore, proximity to the advertised location should be considered.
Say hello to the team
Our team are welcoming, motivated, and passionate about helping people. We’ve been delivering first aid at work courses for more than 30 years. We have over 170 trainers throu ghout the UK, and in 2019 we delivered training to over 140,000 delegates. Not only do our courses provide people with life-saving knowledge and skills; after costs have been deducted, every penny made goes to support the work of the British Red Cross.
We hold ISO 9001:2015 quality management accreditation, demonstrating the quality of service and training you can expect to receive when choosing the British Red Cross.
We want our Trainers to be the best they can be. We provide a range of learning and development courses to aid your continual development, and you’ll also have ongoing guidance from your Team Leader, who will support you via coaching, mentoring, regular workshops and team meetings.
This role might be for you if…
You have a passion for meeting people and enjoy passing on information to a wide range of audiences.
You have an engaging personality; you’re a strong communicator – you love listening to others, coming up with solutions to problems, challenging opinions and giving feedback.
You have experience of preparing and delivering a range of training courses, and you’re confident in presenting to mixed ability groups.
A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is therefore essential for this role, you’ll be comfortable working on your own and you can travel to a range of training venues.
You must be prepared to work some evenings and weekends as part of a five day from six (Monday-Saturday) shift pattern.
You’ve got a Training or Teaching qualification, or you’re prepared to work towards one – if you don’t hold a qualification, you will be supported to achieve a BTEC Award in Education & Training
(Please read the full Role Profile/ Job Description for more information about this vacancy including responsibilities and full person specific ation and refer to the ‘Additional Information’ attached for support completing your application)
**The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 28th of September 2022 with interviews to follow shortly after.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:**
- 36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) – pro rata for part time staff
- Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Flexible working policy
- Discounts from a range of online and high street retailers
A little bit more about us…
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country – we’re there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in th e organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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