South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), would like to hear from people interested in taking up volunteering roles as a Community First Responders (CFRs).
Adverts for the roles in Surrey and West Sussex are now live with the Trust particularly keen to hear from people able to volunteer in Cranleigh in Surrey and in West Chiltington, Pagham, Selsey, The Witterings and Bognor Regis in West Sussex.
SECAmb’s Community First Responders are volunteer members of the public provided with training to respond to emergencies in the areas where they live or work. They deliver care to patients in the minutes before the arrival of ambulance crews.
CFRs make a huge difference to the lives of the people they serve each day, working alongside SECAmb’s ambulance crews in caring for some of our most seriously-ill and injured patients.
A highly-rewarding role, often helping people at their most vulnerable, all successful applicants will receive comprehensive training to equip them with the skills to attend to such emergencies.
On completion of training, all individuals will receive a Level 3 First Responder on Scene (FROS) qualification, accredited by FutureQuals Qualification, which meets and exceeds all of the requirements of the Level 3 in First Aid at Work and which can also be used in its place.
SECAmb Head of Community Resilience, David Wells, said: “Our volunteer CFRs make a huge difference to the communities they serve and play a vital role in supporting our frontline services. We want to hear from people who are able to give up their time and help people in their areas.
“There are some specific places where we’re particularly keen to increase the uptake of volunteers including Cranleigh in Surrey and in West Chiltington and the coast of West Sussex.
“I’d urge anyone who thinks the CFR role might be for them to take a moment to find out more. It is a challenging volunteering role but one which, for the right candidate, can also be extremely rewarding.”
For further information on Community First Responders visit Community First Responders – NHS South East Coast Ambulance Service (secamb.nhs.uk)
For further information on the specific vacancies visit NHS Jobs at Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk)
Applications close on November 5, 2023.