St John Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC047485

St John Scotland was formed in 1947, and for more than 70 years we have helped improve the lives of people in need through our charitable work.

Today, our teams of members, volunteers and supporters across the country run projects which help save and enhance lives every day.

These include our volunteer-run Patient Transport services, which provide free, comfortable transport to help patients get to hospital, and are a lifeline for hundreds of people going through cancer treatment or dialysis each year.


Current opportunities

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. The service uses dedicated St John badged vehicles which can carry up to 6 passengers allowing multiple pickups. [currently only one patient due to COIVD restrictions]

St John Scotland is looking for Volunteer Coordinators to support our Patient Transport service in Fife. The service will support people living with chronic kidney disease to access dialysis treatment at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline. 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 reliable, friendly service they can depend on. St John Scotland currently operates Patient Transport services in five areas of Scotland, with the Fife service established in 2017. As a volunteer Patient Transport Coordinator, you will be the main link between the team of volunteer drivers and the NHS renal units, ensuring the service runs smoothly and efficiently. You will work alongside another volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteer schedules, support volunteer driver recruitment and induction, and manage administration and record keeping for the service. This is an ideal role for you if you want to make a real difference by helping people in your community. It's a role with a lot of responsibility, but one that brings a lot of reward. The role would be most suitable to someone who can commit around 5 hours a week, but can also be flexible with their time as there may be occasions when the Coordinator is required to respond to short-notice changes to patient journeys or volunteer availability. We are looking for someone who is based in Fife who is familiar with the local area. Applicants will be required to undergo a PVG check as part of the recruitment process.

St John Scotland works in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service and local NHS Trusts to provide patient transport for people attending oncology and renal clinics. All passengers are referred to us by the Scottish Ambulance Service or NHS clinics. A standard dialysis prescription is treatment for approximately 4 hours, 3 times a week. Patient Transport services are so valuable as they contribute significantly to reducing patients’ anxieties about transport costs, how they might get to dialysis or over-burdening loved ones. As a Patient Transport Driver, it will be your role to transport renal patients to and from the Renal Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) in Larbert. This service is completely free to patients. Drivers will need access to their own car and all vehicles and drivers require full insurance.

St John Scotland is looking for Volunteer Coordinators to support their Patient Transport service in Fife. The service supports people living with chronic kidney disease to access dialysis treatment at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline three times a week. The St John Scotland service means they have a reliable, friendly service they can depend on. As a volunteer Patient Transport Coordinator, you will be the main link between the team of volunteer drivers and the NHS renal units, ensuring the service runs smoothly and efficiently. You will volunteer alongside another volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteer schedules, support volunteer driver recruitment and induction, and manage administration and record keeping for the service. This is an ideal role if you want to make a real difference by helping people in your community. It's a role with a lot of responsibility, but one that brings a lot of reward. The role would be most suitable to someone who can commit around 5 hours a week, but can also be flexible with their time as there may be occasions when the Coordinator is required to respond to short-notice changes to patient journeys or volunteer availability includig occasional drivering when necessary. They are looking for someone who is based in Fife who is familiar with the local area.