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Youth Development Officer (Maternity)

Job Type: Full Time 35 hours per week (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £19,892 - £24,992

Location: Cardiff

We are seeking a Youth Development Officer: Badgers (5-11 years) to cover Maternity Leave.

St John Cymru has approximately 4,000 volunteers across Wales with around 900 of this total being Badgers.

St John Cymru has approximately 120 units across its 7 defined county boundaries most with Badger Leaders liaising with the National Headquarters Youth Development Officer: Badgers.

Job Summary

The role will coordinate and develop a primary year’s programme accessed by the youngest members of St John Cymru Wales – ‘Badgers’. St John Badgers are aged between 5 – 10 years of age and work through a development programme which can see them attain badges and stage awards on their way to becoming ‘Super Badgers’. The role of the Youth Development Officer: Badgers will be to monitor and maintain the Super Badger programme ensuring its relevance to its target audience, as well as developing new opportunities and promoting good practice.

  • To coordinate and support the development of St John Cymru Wales’ Badger programme, liaising with third sector and educational partners to ensure the programmes suitability.
  • To act as the dedicated appointed officer for all queries relating to the organisations Badger programme.
  • To contribute to the development and coordination of an annual calendar of events including fun days, awards ceremonies and ceremonial events.
  • To ensure all relevant paperwork and administration protocols are adhered to with particular emphasis on the areas of safeguarding, child protection and health and safety.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work as part of the Youth Directorate team at St John Wales NHQ and in conjunction with the organisations volunteer membership (particularly Badgers and Youth Leaders).
  • To support the development of the organisations Badger programme ensuring it is fit for purpose.
  • To support the training and Continuous Professional Development of adult leaders. Ensuring compliance and escalating appropriate concerns to line manager.
  • To ensure that all registered Badger activities comply with St John governance, dealing with issues and recognising when to escalate concerns to line manager.
  • To support retention and recruitment within the relevant age category as well as adult leaders.
  • To support the Marketing Manager, PR Manager and other relevant members of staff to produce relevant literature and promotional material.
  • To coordinate working groups / sub groups where deemed necessary.
  • Respond to expressions of interest or queries from potential new youth volunteers
  • Contribute to the research of best practice for the induction and retention of volunteers and implement a structured induction plan.
  • Compile standardised statistics and reports on levels of attainment within the organisation and produce benchmarking criteria’s.
  • Actively contribute to the fundraising endeavours of the organisation by highlighting funding opportunities and needs, communicating these to your Line Manager and the Fundraising Department.
  • Support the development and administration of the youth sections within the organisations member database
  • Ensure safeguarding practices are adhered to within all relevant registered activity.
  • To promote national honours and awards, including bravery and first aid commendations
  • To facilitate the annual county and national ‘Badger’ of the Year’ competitions following set guidance and procedures.
  • To deal with all administration pertaining to the Badger programme, including issuing certificates and forms of attainment, as well as registering activities and issuing news and updates.
  • To support the organisations youth overseas programme and opportunities.
  • To be the first point of contact for County Badger Officers.
  • To promote all national and local events.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as delegated by your Line Manager.

Job Description

Application Form

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Debarring Service Check.

To apply please complete the application form and send with a cover letter to: or post to; People Services, St John Cymru-Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PB.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th January 2019

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 6th February 2019



Trainer (Casual basis)

Wrexham & Llandudno based (to cover all of North Wales)

As St John Cymru grows and develops we are seeking motivated and qualified trainers with a passion for teaching and the aspiration to make a difference. The post holders will have experience in first aid and / or health and safety subjects.

The ability to speak welsh will be an advantage.

We can offer a great place to work, the scope to make a difference and competitive benefits. You will be part of the commercial training team tasked with generating income in order to support the organisation’s charitable works as well as supporting the Charity’s vision of there being a First Aider in Every Home in Wales. Applicants will be provided with additional training and on-going development opportunities.

St John Cymru is 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 download the job description.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV to or post to; HR, St John Cymru-Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PB.

Job Description

Closing date: Open.

Interviews are likely to be held over the phone, via skype or in person if appropriate and necessary as and when applications have been received and viewed.

No agencies please.

Applicants who do not receive a response should assume they have not been shortlisted. Thank you.


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