First Aid Trainer – Southampton

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First Aid Trainer – Southampton
Location: Southampton
Hours: 35 hours per week (including evenings and weekends)
Contract: 12-month fixed term contract
Salary: £20,501 per annum
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 throughout Southampton and the surrounding area.
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 across the Southampton and the surrounding area 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) shift pattern.
This role would ideally suit a candidate with a training, teaching or coaching qualification or a good level of relevant experience and transferrable skills.
Please note: Although you will be compensated for your business mileage, your home to base travel will not be included so proximity to the advertised location should be considered.
Due to current COVID-19 health and safety measures, it is mandatory for our Trainers to wear masks whilst delivering training courses.
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 throughout the UK, and in 2019 we delivered training to over 140,000 delegates. Not on ly 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’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.
You’re a strong communicator – you love listening to othe rs, 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 in Southampton and the surrounding area.
You must be prepared to work some evenings and weekends as part of a five day from six (Monday-Saturday) shift pattern.
The closing date for applications is (23:59) on Wednesday 30th of March 2022, with interviews anticipated to be held week commencing the 4th of April 2022.
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.
At the British Red Cross, we are 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, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrat e 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 the 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 esse ntial 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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