Support Volunteer - British Red Cross


Role Description: Individual Roles, Support Volunteer.

About the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.

About this role

This role is key to the organisation and will help you make a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross. Whether it is helping out with a particular service when they’re busy, lending a hand in IT or marketing or undertaking tasks around one of our centres, you will get involved in a great cause. You will be bringing some of your own knowledge and experience to the role and you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.

Typical tasks include

* Helping out with research or admin tasks when the office is busy

* Providing marketing, IT or business experience on an ongoing basis

* Supporting a variety of departments with whatever work needs doing

What we are looking for:

You need to have good interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who is:

* Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently or as part of a team

* Available to help out with a variety of tasks as agreed

* Interested in learning more about the organisation and the humanitarian world

* Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy

What we offer

* Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities, including British Red Cross intranet site and e-learning facility

* Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world

* A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones

* Reasonable out-of-pocket travel and lunch expenses paid

Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Additional information

Young People and this role

We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. You can volunteer in this role from the age of 15 subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent for those aged 15.

Core learning/requirements

Approximate training hours 3.5.

Minimum Induction – within 3 weeks

Has been introduced to Line Manager and role description discussed

Has been given a H&S briefing pertinent to the site they will normally be operating from

Has been familiarised with any equipment required to carry out the role

Has received any workwear, if required for the role

Full Induction – within 3 months

British Red Cross Foundation Course e-module (IN-FCEL)

British Safety Council – Display Screen Equipment User’s Module (SE-HWC)

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