Youth Leader

Chilton, Crook/Willington, Chester le Street

Why join St John? St John is an incredible organisation that’s first aid work has been imperative to this country and the other 40 countries worldwide, for over 140 years. It strives for Humanity, Excellence, Accountability, Responsiveness and Teamwork in every program, not exclusive to but including, youth work, adult volunteering, and vitally supporting the NHS.

Your role will be integral to the running of our cadet programme for young people. Working with your Unit Manager you will lead session plans under the Unit Manager’s direction, support young people to achieve their challenges, and strive to engage new members of the community in joining St John.

Don’t worry - there’s lots of support on hand. Together with your induction to the role, you will have access to courses, (including first aid training) workshops and online learning to develop your management and leadership skills, and there are people who can offer support.


Creating and delivering engaging session plans to St John Cadets and Badgers, usually once a week.

Lifesaving skills are at the heart of our Cadet programme. There is also the opportunity for the Cadets to use these first aid skills by supporting our adult volunteers at events.

Skills & Qualities

Key Competencies:
• Keen to engage with young people and guide them to achieve their goals
• Align with St John Ambulance HEART values of Humanity, Excellence, Accountability, Responsiveness and Teamwork
• Good organisational abilities
• Capacity to act as an empowering and encouraging role model
• Open minded and inclusive
• Clear communicator and active listener

When & Where?

Various locations available, currently five vacancies across the following sites:
Willington, Chilton, Chester le Street, Darlington and South Shields

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Volunteer expenses paid
Training and support provided free of charge
DBS provided free of charge
Computer and equipment provided by SJA free of charge

Volunteer Benefits

Meet new people, learn new skills and have fun.

As a Youth Leader you play a key part in the local community and are integral to the development and learning of young people in your area.

Other Information

We are looking for individuals to volunteer for up to 4 hours per week. Exact time and location to be discussed with interested parties upon application or by contacting Colin Jameson via email

Current vacancies include our St John Ambulance Units in Willington, Chilton, Chester le Street, Darlington and South Shields.

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Type: Employment/Education/Training, Festivals/Events, Children/Young People

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