Community First Responder Surrey & Sussex

SECamb

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Community First Responder (CFR) SUSSEX & SURREY Voluntary

Do you want to make a difference in your community, learn new skills, and be part of a team of volunteers who give up their time to save lives?

We have introduced a Volunteer to Career pathway, so should you wish to join the ambulance service in the future, and you meet the criteria, we will guarantee you an interview to start your paid career with the Trust.

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) are offering an exciting opportunity for caring, compassionate members of the community to become a volunteer Community First Responder (CFR).On successful completion of your training, you will receive a Level 3 First Responder on Scene (FROS) qualification accredited by Future Quals, which meets and exceeds all of the requirements of the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work and can be used where that certificate is required

SECAmb provides services across Surrey, Sussex and Kent and employs more than 4000 staff across an area covering 3,600 square miles and a population of approximately 4.9 million; we handle in excess of 800,000 calls every year. We aspire to be a patient-centred, high-performing, efficient and clinically led organisation that provides services to meet the needs of our patients and public, today, and tomorrow.

Main duties of the job

Community First Responders have made a substantial difference to many lives and by joining us as a CFR, you would be part of a voluntary support service for SECAmb, working alongside frontline ambulance crews, often first on scene with some of our most seriously ill patients and those who have suffered a cardiac arrest, responding to often very distressing and challenging situations all within a short distance of where you live. Therefore, you will need to be:

An effective communicator, a team player, through your caring disposition, demonstrate real sensitivity to the needs of others, helping to deal with and support people during some of the most difficult times in their lives

You will be providing emergency care and reassurance as required until the arrival of an ambulance. This is a highly rewarding role helping those who are sometimes at their most vulnerable. You will be given the latest up to date comprehensive training to equip you to deal with the emergencies that you respond to and will receive support from SECAmb and your local team.

We have introduced a Volunteer to career pathway, so should you wish to join the ambulance service in the future, and you meet the criteria, we will guarantee you an interview to start your paid career with the Trust.

About us

We are looking for people who:

Display kindness and compassion in all that they do

Have a good all-round education and level of fitness

Want to make a positive difference to their community

Can ideally volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month

Can commit to a 2-year minimum term of volunteering

  • Opportunity for Career pathway

Applicants must:

Understand and uphold SECAmb's values

Be at least 18 years old

Have a valid UK full driving license held for at least one year with no more than 3 penalty points.

Have access to a B class vehicle with current tax, MOT and insurance for their use when volunteering

Be able to attend monthly training activities within your local area and undergo annual clinical competency assessments and online statutory and mandatory training.

Attend the interview date as detailed above

Attend all 4 days training as detailed above

Commit to a minimum term of volunteering of 2 years

Please ensure: The supporting statement is completed and your hometown is included in this section.

Training Dates:12th 13th 26th 27th October 2024

Location: Crawley HQ, 4 Gatwick Road Crawley RH10 9BG

Interview: Saturday 10th August 2024

Location: Banstead Make Ready Centre The Horseshoe Bolters Lane Surrey SM7 2AS

Interview date and course dates are fixed for this application.

We would welcome applications from Rural and Semi-Rural areas of Sussex and Surrey

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

Depending on experience Voluntary

Contract

Voluntary

Working pattern

Home or remote working

Reference number

278-CFR-S&S-0724-AS

Job locations

Surrey/Sussex

Surrey/Sussex

GU6 8ND


Job description

Job responsibilities

What happens after you submit an application?

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a formal face to face interview at South East Coast Ambulance, Brighton Make Ready Centre. You will be expected to have some knowledge of the role and our Trust. Successful candidates will then be required to complete an enhanced DBS check, references, and an occupational health screening check. Completion of a series of online learning modules must be completed prior to the 4-day training course.

Please ensure ALL sections within the application form are fully completed. Incomplete application forms will not beshortlisted.

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants andthose from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format offline, please contact recruitment@secamb.nhs.uk stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last 3 years history.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion.

Please note that we contact all applicants via NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applicants are received.

Follow our recruitment onTwitter @SECambRecruitand check out ourFacebookpage -SECAmb Recruitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

What happens after you submit an application?

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a formal face to face interview at South East Coast Ambulance, Brighton Make Ready Centre. You will be expected to have some knowledge of the role and our Trust. Successful candidates will then be required to complete an enhanced DBS check, references, and an occupational health screening check. Completion of a series of online learning modules must be completed prior to the 4-day training course.

Please ensure ALL sections within the application form are fully completed. Incomplete application forms will not beshortlisted.

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants andthose from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format offline, please contact recruitment@secamb.nhs.uk stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last 3 years history.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion.

Please note that we contact all applicants via NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applicants are received.

Follow our recruitment onTwitter @SECambRecruitand check out ourFacebookpage -SECAmb Recruitment

Person Specification

CFR Role requirmeent

Essential

  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to a Class B vehicle
  • Hold a driving licence for at least a year. Their driving licence must not have more than 3 points
  • Good Commutations Skills (written and verbal)
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a Team
  • Ability to stay calm and work under pressure in stressful situations
  • Good Level of fitness - be able to undertake CPR
  • Ability to donate a minimum of four hours per week (20hrs per month)
  • The Name of the Town you live in
Person Specification

CFR Role requirmeent

Essential

  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to a Class B vehicle
  • Hold a driving licence for at least a year. Their driving licence must not have more than 3 points
  • Good Commutations Skills (written and verbal)
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a Team
  • Ability to stay calm and work under pressure in stressful situations
  • Good Level of fitness - be able to undertake CPR
  • Ability to donate a minimum of four hours per week (20hrs per month)
  • The Name of the Town you live in

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

SECamb

Address

Surrey/Sussex

Surrey/Sussex

GU6 8ND


Employer's website

https://www.secamb.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

SECamb

Address

Surrey/Sussex

Surrey/Sussex

GU6 8ND


Employer's website

https://www.secamb.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Recruitment Advisor

Archana Shettigar

archana.shetttigar@secamb.nhs.uk

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

Depending on experience Voluntary

Contract

Voluntary

Working pattern

Home or remote working

Reference number

278-CFR-S&S-0724-AS

Job locations

Surrey/Sussex

Surrey/Sussex

GU6 8ND


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