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Are you interested in supporting marginalised young people to reach their full potential, preparing them for volunteering in the NHS? If you enjoy working in a team, planning, and teaching young people and don’t mind some challenging situations, then we would love to hear from you.
The NHS Cadets Project aims to attract young people 14 - 18 into careers in the healthcare system and develop their skills so that they are ready to fully sustain themselves in health volunteering opportunities.
Through a 36-week programme, we help young people to gain new skills and knowledge, but to get hands on experience in the NHS.
The project specifically welcomes young people from backgrounds that are not widely represented in the NHS; those from British Minority Ethnic communities, young people not in, or at risk of not being in education, employment or training, young carers, or those who are in or have recently left care.
We also consider young people who have had or may have barriers to pursue a pathway into healthcare, such as previous drug or alcohol misuse, homelessness, learning difficulties, disabilities and mental ill health.
Targeting 10,000 young people over the life span of the project will see significant impact in communities across the country.
What will you be doing?
Assist with delivering an exciting and attractive NHS Cadets programme for young people
Support young people enrolled on the programme to achieve their full potential, widen their horizons and learn new skills
Work with young people from marginalised backgrounds to ensure they take full advantage of the opportunities the programme offers.
Encourage young people enrolled in the programme to undertake the opportunities for volunteering and social action offered to them in both SJA and NHS Trust settings.
Assist in the recruitment of young people onto the programme and retain their engagement
Delivery the programme content to young people as required by the project lead
Work with other team members to ensure participants are fully supported in all aspects of the programme
Work with other team members to ensure the programme and its activities are suitable evaluated as required
Offer sessional, term time weekly support in programme delivery and at occasional weekend activities.
What you will influence
A sense of reward and satisfaction from contributing positively to your community by supporting young people on a world leading vocational pathway.
Training for role with the opportunity to acquire greater responsibility or learn new skills.
New friends and colleagues as part of the St John family.
Experience within a youth organisation and skills in leadership, teamwork, responsibility, communication, planning and delivering programmes which may be beneficial for your career.
Training and support provided
The training and support we will provide for you over is as follows:
Welcome programme introducing you to the project & wider charity.
Training in appropriate SJA policies.
St John Safeguarding training relevant to your role.
Further optional training to enhance your personal and professional development
Out of pocket expenses.
SJA will provide uniform in this role, which is a T shirt.
Expected time commitment 3 – 5 hours a week (2 hours delivery on one evening per programme)
Please note that thos ipportunity is open to people over 18 years old.
In addition to opportunities here in Nottingham, there are similar opportunities in:
Croydon, Bury St Edmunds ,Hull, Chesterfield, Derby, Sandwell, Stoke on Trent, Frimley, Northampton, Cambridge, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Liverpool, Middlesborough, Bradford, Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone, Epson, Sutton, Colchester, Nuneaton, South Birmingham, Wakefield, Mansfield and Peterborough. More will be added in the future as we develop further programmes.
Skills and Qualifications:
Educationed to GCSE Level or Equivalent (Grade C), minimum of 5 including Maths and English
Experience, knowledge or understanding of working with young people from marginalised communities
Experience of delivering form or informal activities to groups of young people
Good communication and teamwork skills
Ability to motivate young people who have low or unrealised aspirations
Willingness to undertake training as required
Ability to support young people with the online aspect of the programme and to use internal SJA electronic systems.
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This role could be suitable for disabled volunteers. Please talk to us about your access needs
We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week
This opportunity is all about training and building skills