Youth leader needed for cadets in St John Ambulance

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A VOLUNTEER is being sought to train the next generation of life savers.

A youth leader is needed to lead and manage the 12 cadets in the Stamford division of the St John Ambulance.

The new leader will be responsible for designing and delivering the interactive programme for cadets, who are working towards the Grand Prior Award which gives them an understanding of what being a cadet is all about.

Younger cadets learn first aid skills through a training course for young people while older cadets can undertake a community first aid course.

Cadets also put their first aid and other communication skills into practice by providing first aid to the public at events such as football matches, music festivals and village fetes.

Other elements of the youth programme include the young first aider awards, residential courses and the chance to compete to become county cadet of the year.

The position involved a commitment of one evening per week, which at the moment is on Mondays from 6.30pm, as well as attendance at meetings and training exercises.

Unit manager for Stamford St John Ambulance Matt Wade said: “This is a fulfilling volunteering role for someone who wishes to help shape and manage the training and development of our Stamford cadets.

“Many of these cadets will stay on to become adult members of the charity and the training they receive now will build their life saving skills for the future.”

The successful candidate will receive full training, including the St John Ambulance working safely with young people package, and candidates will be subject to a CRB check.

The closing date for applications is Friday, March 16.

To apply for this position, or to find out more about what the role entails, phone Matt Wade on 01780 762374 or at matt.wade@lincolnshire.sja.org.uk.

St John Ambulance is also running two courses covering essential first aid on Saturday, March 24, and Saturday, April 14, with 12 places available on each course.

The courses run from 10am to 4.30pm and are open to anyone over the age of 12, although those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The courses are ideal for parents as they include resuscitation techniques for youngsters.

Each place costs £30. Everyone who takes part will receive a first aid certificate which is valid for three years.

To book a place on one of the courses, or for more information, phone Matt Wade on 01780 762374.