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Independent Member of the Nominations Committee
St John Ambulance

Job Description

About the Role

The Nominations Committee recruits and selects volunteers for senior level posts in the Priory of St John and St John Ambulance. We are recruiting for two Independent members of the Nominations Committee, as two of the current members are stepping down after providing outstanding support to the charity for over 9 years.

As Independent Member of the Nominations Committee, you will help the Committee make good selection decisions through the use of effective and inclusive candidate sourcing and selection processes that ensure the charity has a capable and diverse cohort of senior volunteers. You will ensure that senior roles are filled with high quality candidates with an excellent fit for the organisation in terms of competencies and motivations.

Throughout the year, you will attend a number of Committee Meetings to ensure succession planning and recruitment plans for senior posts whilst also playing an active part in the shortlisting process by reviewing CVs and letters of application. You will be a key member of the team when it comes to interviewing and will propose enhancements to the selection process as appropriate.

(For full details on the role and responsibilities, please refer to the Recruitment Pack)

About You

To be successful as an Independent Member of Nominations Committee, you will have experience of recruitment and selection for senior roles in a non-profit, public or commercial organisation. You will have knowledge of HR and Recruitment best practice and be comfortable working as part of a large, complex organisation.

This position is a volunteer position and is not remunerated, although reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

About Us

The Priory

The Priory of England and the Islands is part of the international Order of St John, a charity that spans over 40 international Priories and Associations and has a Christian heritage going back over 900 years, still providing healthcare in the Holy Land. The St John establishments are mostly in countries of the British Commonwealth.

The Priory carries out the Chivalric objectives of the Order’s Honours system, maintains the historic buildings (St John’s Gate, the church and the museum) and promotes the work of the Priory through over 40 County Priory Groups.

The Priory established St John Ambulance as a separate operating charity to deliver its first aid and community services and it is the country’s leading first aid charity.

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is currently involved in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 5,000 St John People having given their time to the front line, supporting local communities and the NHS. From providing ambulances and crew, supporting the delivery of care in hospitals, driving GPs and Nurses to community appointments, providing logistics to ensure supplies of equipment and of course the training, communications and administration to back up all of this, the operation is ongoing and represents the charity’s largest ever deployment.

The charity’s strategy is rooted in its heritage of supporting the health of communities. It aims to improve the health of the nation through communities that preserve and protect life through volunteering for health and first aid.

Close to 30,000 volunteers and 2,000 employees are involved in providing and supporting St John’s charitable services.

St John Ambulance volunteers provide first aid services at thousands of public events, from the London Marathon to Premier League football to the village fete,

St John Ambulance is also a major national ambulance provider of 24/7 support to NHS trusts as well as specialised services such as neo-natal transport.

St John Ambulance teaches first aid in workplaces, in communities, in schools and through its youth programmes. It teaches more people first aid than any other organisation in the country – more than 800,000 annually.

How to Apply

Application is by CV and covering letter that addresses your interest in the role and how your experience equips you to perform the role.

The closing date for applications is 4th September 2020 with panel interviews taking place on 24th September 2020.

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