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Chief Executive St John Cymru – Wales

St. John is a major international charity which provides first aid, health care and support services in over 40 countries around the world.

St John Cymru Wales is an independent Priory within the Order of St John and is the leading first aid charity in Wales. St. John is a modern, dynamic and performance driven organisation. Entirely self - funded, it operates successful commercial businesses providing training and ambulance services.

At the heart of everything we do is developing our 4,000 volunteers, over 50% of whom are under 25, to deliver the very best care in line with our mission of providing service to humanity.

We also have a significant role in supporting St John International and its network of charitable activities throughout the world.

St John trains over 30,000 people in first aid each year; delivers over 200,00 hours community service; provides first aid support to thousands of public events; supports the NHS with ambulance services; runs a vibrant youth organisation and provides a range of health and care related community services.

We now wish to appoint an outstanding individual to succeed Keith Dunn OBE the current Chief Executive who will be stepping down at the end of the year.

The new Chief Executive will build on our strong heritage and provide inspirational leadership, implementing an ambitious strategic plan that appeals to current and future generations. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual, ready to develop our vision of responsive high quality services, maximise our marketing and fund raising potential and balance the challenges for charities in today’s society with delivering vital healthcare services.

You will bring to the role energy and new thinking, and a willingness to work with all in the organisation and its partners to meet the challenges ahead.

How to apply

Please submit your CV of no more than four pages, together with a supporting statement on one side of A4 on line to  Please include full salary details. If you are unable to apply on line please mail to: The Prior for Wales, St John Cymru Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff, CF24 5PB.

Cadndidate pack

Remuneration: circa £70K per annum

Closing date for applications:  12.00 noon: Monday, 25th September, 2017 


Youth Development Officer: Cadets (10-18 years)

Location: Priory House, Ocean Way, Cardiff

Contract: Permanent 35 hours per week

Salary: Band 23 £19,695 - £24,745 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative, well-rounded individual to join our National Youth Team in the post of Youth Development Officer: Cadets. This is an exciting post that is responsible for the coordination and development of St John Cymru Wales’s youth programmes accessed by our ‘Cadets’ (aged 10-18 year olds). The post holder will develop relationships, systems and resources to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people in-line with the organisations strategic direction.

We are seeking an individual who is comfortable working in diverse environments; directly with children, young people and volunteer leaders as well as within an office environment and supporting high profile events. This role also has opportunities for international travel.

St John Cymru-Wales is Wales’ leading first aid charity. We believe that everyone who needs first aid should receive it. With 4,000 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.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and return to or post to; Natasha Dabrowska, St John Cymru-Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PB.

Application form

Job description

Please contact Daniel Lyons, Youth Development Manager on 029 20 449 536 if you require any further information.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 24th September 2017

Interviews scheduled for Monday 2nd October 2017  

Applicants who have not received a response by the Friday 29th September 2017 should assume they have not been shortlisted.

Due to the nature of this work, we are required by legislation to obtain an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service for all successful applicants.

Volunteer Vacancies

St John Cymru Wales is looking to recruit and fill a number of exciting volunteer positions across Wales. All positions are open for non-members and members of St John Cymru Wales to apply.


Vacancy for Chairpersons

St. John Cymru-Wales Council

Areas: - Radnor, Mid Glamorgan & Ceredigion

St John Cymru-Wales is the nation’s first aid charity. We believe that everyone who needs first aid should receive it.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to help us achieve our aims by chairing the St John Cymru-Wales Council in Radnor.

Accountable to the Prior for Wales, the successful applicant will lead their Council to grow the presence of St John and improve the charity’s services in the area. They will play a critical role in fundraising to support the Charity’s aims. They will develop effective working relationships with the Lord Lieutenant (who is the President of the Council), County Commissioner, Trustees and Headquarters staff.

To apply for this senior vacancy, please submit a copy of your CV and expression of interest letter outlining how your experience and expertise makes you suitable for this role to:

Keith Dunn OBE, KStJ, Chief Executive for St John Cymru Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PB, or email

Role description

Closing date for applications will be Friday 6th October 2017

If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact Keith Dunn on

02920 449644.

This voluntary role is an unpaid appointment and is non contractual.





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Priory House,
Beignon Close,
Ocean Way,
CF24 5PB

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