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​Events First Aid Volunteer​British Red Cross​Various locations

British Red Cross volunteers fully trained in advanced first aid are ready to help at any occasion across the UK, from a community event to a stadium-sized rock concert. When accidents happen or illnesses take hold, their knowledge can be vital in saving lives or preventing further injury. We provide first aid, occasionally life-saving, services to those who need help at public events and to support the ambulance service in accordance with current first aid practice.


Typical tasks include:
> Helping other members of the team set up and dismantle first aid posts
> Providing first-aid care in line with current protocols and Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards
> Completing all paperwork associated with first aid delivery
> Using communication equipment, if required, in accordance with the radio licence and British Red Cross guidelines, and keeping appropriate records of use

You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who is:
> In possession of, or be willing to work towards, a recognised first aid qualification, or listed exemption, as laid down by the British Red Cross
> Understanding of the needs of service users of different ages, differing physical needs and varying background
> Willing to regularly attend first aid group training and first aid events
> Must be physically fit to undertake all of the procedures as detailed in the current edition of the first aid manual and in line with British Red Cross policy
> Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy
> This role requires a criminal record check (DBS/PVG/AccessNI) to the appropriate level.


Location: Looking for people to join the Woking Event First Aid group and be willing to cover events across Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Surrey
All applicants must be able to attend the following training dates at the Woking Red Cross office:
4th, 5th and 12th March - Induction Training
25th and 26th March - Standard First Aid Training
1st and 2nd April - Standard First Aid Training continued ​ ​

​Contact: kpotter@redcross.org.uk  ​ ​