Managerial roles

If you have management or supervisory experience and want to enhance your skills, we’d love to have you join our team.

Managerial roles

Our volunteer managers are vital in ensuring that all our volunteers have a positive and rewarding volunteering experience. As a volunteer manager with St John Ambulance, you’ll help ensure the smooth delivery of our volunteer services, including our youth programmes, first aid event cover, and community first responder scheme.

If you’ve got a proactive, pragmatic attitude, we’d love to hear from you.

‘Volunteering’s definitely given me leadership skills – being a unit manager has taught me how to communicate with people and problem solve. I have to use my initiative and have learned to be flexible, adapting my approach for different people. It’s such a great opportunity to give back to the community.’ – Naomi, Unit Manager

Roles in this category include:

Unit manager

Unit managers are responsible for managing one volunteer unit. As a unit manager, you’ll take care of the day-to-day management of your unit, including leading weekly meetings and arranging training for the volunteers in your unit.

Minimum time commitment: 6-10 hours per week

Previous volunteering experience needed: Previous volunteering experience needed

Area manager

As an area manager, you’ll be responsible for managing approximately 10 volunteer units. You’ll encourage and support the delivery of event services in the area, training activities for volunteers, and provide support for youth programmes as required. You’ll line manage unit managers, and work with them to develop volunteer recruitment plans.

Minimum time commitment: 15 hours per week

Previous volunteering experience needed: Previous management experience of people and processes

District manager

District managers have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage change, build and lead high performing teams and continually focus on the delivery of charitable services. You’d be responsible for up to 80 mixed-services units across a number of council areas and be accountable for delivering St John Ambulance services to the local community.

Minimum time commitment: 18 hours per week

Previous volunteering experience needed: Experience of volunteer management within a large organisation

Role Minimum time commitment Qualification level

Unit manager

Unit managers are responsible for managing one volunteer unit. As a unit manager, you’ll take care of the day-to-day management of your unit, including leading weekly meetings and arranging training for the volunteers in your unit.
6-10 hours per week Previous volunteering experience needed

Area manager

As an area manager, you’ll be responsible for managing approximately 10 volunteer units. You’ll encourage and support the delivery of event services in the area, training activities for volunteers, and provide support for youth programmes as required. You’ll line manage unit managers, and work with them to develop volunteer recruitment plans.
15 hours per week Previous management experience of people and processes

District manager

District managers have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage change, build and lead high performing teams and continually focus on the delivery of charitable services. You’d be responsible for up to 80 mixed-services units across a number of council areas and be accountable for delivering St John Ambulance services to the local community.
18 hours per week Experience of volunteer management within a large organisation

Volunteering Opportunities

If you want to help save lives in your community, we’d love you to join our team. Whatever you enjoy doing,and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role for you.

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