CPR Champion - Scottish Borders

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As a CPR Champion you will support St John Scotland as part of their partnership with Save a Life for Scotland.
You will get the opportunity to attend various events within your local area with other St John Scotland CPR Champions and CPR Leads ensuring that participants are equipped to undertake potentially lifesaving bystander CPR according to current policies, regulations and protocol. You will also be trained on demonstrating defibrillator usage to participants.

Main tasks:

  • Deliver Bystander CPR awareness to various people at different events within your local area
  • Defibrillator Demonstration (training is provided)

Organisation aims and objectives

We work with local communities across Scotland to help save lives in the event of cardiac arrest, by training members of the public in simple bystander CPR so they can come to the aid of a loved one or stranger in an emergency. We also work with community groups, businesses, and individuals across the country to increase access to publicly available defibrillators, helping to give more local communities access to vital life-saving equipment.










Frequency and commitment details

Regular volunteering sessions chosen around own availability during the week.


Experience required: - Outgoing and welcoming personality, willing to interact with a great variety of individuals - Ability to organise own transport to the locations of the different events - Be able to commit for a period of at least 6 months - Knowledge of current CPR guidance desirable
Travel details: Various locations across the Scottish Borders, South East Scotland
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable volunteer travel expenses paid in line with the St John Scotland Volunteer Expenses Policy
Training details: - You will be provided with the necessary training to deliver Bystander CPR awareness sessions. This will be conducted by attending a ‘CPR Champion Awareness’ event organised by St John Scotland. - Ongoing support is offered by the CPR Lead and the area team - Other volunteer training opportunities are offered as part of your role