St John Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC047485

St John Scotland is the charity working to create a caring Scotland where more of us will survive a health crisis to live longer, and better. Our services are delivered by dedicated teams of volunteers, working in the heart of communities across the country. Whether providing CPR training, increasing public access to defibrillators, being Community First Responders or transporting patients to hospitals, St John Scotland is there when it matters most. We believe when we work together, we can save lives.

Current opportunities

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can conduct some research for a standalone project with a focus on Volunteer Engagement and Support. Volunteers are the heart of St John Scotland. Our recent strategic review has identified the need for us to better support and recognise our current volunteers, as well as attract and retain new volunteers to help us deliver our services.

You will get the opportunity to attend various events within the Aberdeen and NE 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.

St John Scotland is looking for Volunteer Patient Transport Drivers based in Moray to join our Aberdeen & North East team. The service supports patients from across the region living with chronic kidney disease to access dialysis treatment at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin. Dialysis treatment must be given three times a week, and for patients who would otherwise rely on taxi or ambulance transport, the St John Scotland service means they have a free, reliable and friendly service they can depend on. The service is currently in development, with an expected launch date in Autumn 2022. We are keen to recruit volunteers in good time so we can provide a reliable service to patients from the offset.

St John Scotland (Fife) are looking for volunteer drivers aged between 25-70 to support our patient transport service. St John Scotland works in partnership with NHS Fife to provide patient transport for people attending renal clinics in Fife. All passengers are referred to us by NHS Fife. As a Patient Transport Driver, it will be your role to transport renal patients to and from the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. This service is completely free to patients.