PAD Volunteer - Scottish Borders

  • VO99559


St John Scotland promotes and supports the placing of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) in communities across Scotland. St John Scotland helps local community groups by donating towards the cost of the equipment and offering free Bystander CPR and defibrillator awareness sessions.

Organisation aims and objectives

St John Scotland was established in 1947 and is associated with St John Ambulance, and St John International which operates in 44 different countries throughout the world. St John Scotland support community health resilience to help improve the lives of people in need. With volunteers spread throughout Scotland, we work Nationally, and Locally, to support communities to save lives, by offering Bystander CPR Awareness sessions, the roll out and installation of Public Access Defibrillators, Patient Transport Services, and supporting Community First Responders. We also fund Scottish Mountain Rescue teams, and support the St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor Scheme. St John Scotland support essential sight saving work at the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, and run health projects operated by St John Malawi. By working together, we can save lives.











Experience required: • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and/or Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) knowledge • Ability to communicate effectively by phone, email and in person with volunteers and organisations requesting demonstrations • Organised, outgoing and welcoming personality • Supportive of volunteers • Comfortable using IT systems and websites • Desire to make a difference to the outcomes of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Scotland
Travel details: Volunteers will be expected to travel around your area to support local communities and the area PAD Lead on where it is best to place the PAD. Access to a car is desirable. Volunteer travel expenses are covered.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteer travel expenses are covered (according to St John Scotland Expenses policy)
Training details: • Ongoing support from our staff team and from the area PAD Lead(s) across the country as required • Ongoing volunteer training, mentorship, and opportunities are offered as part of your role