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Vacancies & Volunteer Roles

Paid Roles

Cardiff based
We are looking for an experienced Director of Youth to take responsibility for our 2,750 young volunteers aged between 6 and 25. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, and supported by a 5 person team at NHQ, you will play a leading role in the continued modernisation and development of St John Cymru Wales, as one of Wales’ leading youth charities. Strong leadership, management expertise, strategic vision and entrepreneurial skills will be fundamental therefore to achieving our mission.
You will be accountable for delivering the following key goals:
Ensuring St John places the highest emphasis on youth activities, resources and opportunities for young people.
Raising funds specifically for the benefit of our youth volunteers. 
Achieving strong partnerships between external organisations, NHQ and volunteers.
Maximising charitable output.
Achieving the highest standards of quality and performance.
Ensuring strict compliance with St John’s policy on safeguarding.
As a member of the senior management team you will also play a critical role in the overall strategic, financial and operational development of the charity.
To be successful in the role you will need to be a caring, creative, dynamic, proactive leader experienced in implementing change, driving performance and building and leading high quality, results focused teams of volunteers and employees. Needless to say you will also have extensive experience in youth volunteer management.
St John Cymru-Wales is Wales’ first aid charity. We believe that everyone who needs first aid should receive it. With 4,500 volunteers, supported by commercial training, supplies and ambulance services, we are a complex and diverse group offering a really exciting challenge to the right person.
For further details please download the role specification.
To apply please download and complete the application form and return with a covering letter and CV to Gwyneth Speller, PA to Chief Executive, St John Cymru-Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PB or email For more information contact Keith Dunn, Chief Executive on 029 20449643
Closing date for applications is 7th September 2014. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 6th October.
Applicants who have not received a response by the 21st September 2014 should assume they have not been shortlisted.
No agencies please.

PR & Digital Media Manager

Salary £23,988 – £27,522 

Cardiff based

We are seeking a dynamic and creative public relations professional to join one of Wales’ leading charities. Reporting directly to the CEO you will have the energy and expertise to increase the influence, profile and reputation of St John Wales, developing and managing our communications and contributing to the success of our four income generating streams.

PR experience gained from an in-house or agency environment is essential, as is experience of successfully expanding an organisation’s digital media presence. 

Media savvy, with outstanding communication skills and the ability to build relationships, you will be able to fully capitalise on the opportunities presented by PR, digital and social media, keeping fully up-to-date with latest developments and trends. 

As Wales’ leading first aid charity, we believe that everyone who needs first aid should receive it. With 4,500 volunteers, supported by commercial training, supplies and ambulance services, we are a complex and diverse group offering a really exciting challenge to the right person. 

For further details, please click here to download the role specification

To apply, please click here to download and complete the application form

Please return both of the above complete with a covering letter and CV to:

Alison Palfrey, Director of Fundraising, St John Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PB or email For more information contact Alison on 029 20449530. 

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st October 2014

Applicants who have not received a response by Friday 10th October 2014 should assume they have not been shortlisted.

No agencies please.

County Training Officer – West Glamorgan County

The above position is now vacant within West Glamorgan County. The role of County Training Officer provides the link between the county training function and the NHQ Training Directorate. You will be responsible for developing an effective training plan and providing support that meets clearly identified organisational needs.

Please click here for a full role description

If interested, please send a letter of interest outlining why you believe you are suitable for this role and a copy of your CV to Mr Jon Phillips, Director of Training, St John Wales. Closing date for applications will be Friday 3rd October 2014

For further information please contact Jon Phillips on 029 2044 9502 or  

Door to Door Fundraisers (Wesser)

Wesser limited are currently looking for candidates to work as part of our national teams raising financial support for St John Cymru-Wales & St John Ambulance.

The role involves joining one of our many teams around the UK and fundraising on a door to door basis to generate funds that help local projects and charitable activities.

As relocation is required, Wesser provides fully furnished accommodation to a very high standard, ensuring a great place to relax at the end of a hard working day. A company car is also provided to each team.

Our teams work on a full time basis to secure the best possible number of supporters and funds for the charity.

The ideal candidate will be tenacious, motivated and driven to earn good money as well as support a great cause. Development and progression will always be made available for high achievers.

All of our fundraisers are provided with an excellent performance payment structure with a guaranteed hourly rate. On target earnings of £1500 per month.

To help you find your feet in the job, Wesser provides a comprehensive training package focused on ethical fundraising, personal development and leadership skills.

Apply now! You will be redirected to a quick and easy application form or to fast track your application call our recruitment hotline on 01462 704865.

Applicants will be contacted within 48 hours of submitted application

Voluntary Roles


Our volunteers provide an extremely valuable service to the public, however, while undertaking their duties some of our volunteers experience traumatic incidents and need someone to talk to.

Could you offer support in your area?

If you have a counselling qualification and would like to know more, please contact Helen Butler, National Safeguarding Coordinator on 07884587027.

Volunteer Auditor

Are you looking for auditing experience? Our Training Department is looking for volunteers to help them look at their ISO 9001 Quality Management systems. They are looking for volunteers who would be happy spending 2-3 hours of their time in NHQ to audit the department on the above quality standard.

You don’t need any prior experience in auditing. You will be taught everything needed on your arrival. Assistance and guidance will be provided throughout.

If you’re interested in this opportunity please contact Kristina Urquhart Quality Assurance & Training Administrator at 

County Safeguarding Officers 

Safeguarding is a huge priority for us all at St John Wales. We seek to provide an environment where all members can work safely to serve the community and take every reasonable precaution to minimise risk while providing demanding, challenging and enjoyable activities

We are currently looking for County Safeguarding Officers who will work as part of a national team – if you have a background in Safeguarding and believe you could make a difference in your county please contact Helen Butler by e mail – 

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St John Cymru Wales
Priory House,
Beignon Close,
Ocean Way,
CF24 5PB

Charity number 250523
Company number 5071073
Registered in England & Wales
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