Volunteer

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Volunteer Riders & Car Drivers Required

We normally have an intake every month   

Volunteers are back bone of Scotservs operations, without them we would be unable to offer our services to the NHS. 

Riders & Drivers can spend whole shifts on the road, and as a lone worker it’s imperative that potential volunteers can think fast using their own initiative to solve any potential issue that may arise in the course of duty.

Starting your duty at 8am, you'll first need to get kitted up and check over your fleet vehicle.

Logging "on air" with our control team using your radio, you'll then be available for any calls for service from our NHS colleagues. This is where the unknown starts, as no two days are the same, one day you may be sent on a few local jobs or one single longer job that may take the whole day! People don't get sick on schedule so there's no way of knowing what's going to happen.

A typical day though would involve a volunteer responding to around 8 to 10 jobs over the course of the day.

 

We have 3 "Grades" of jobs - Same-day (exactly what it sounds like!) Urgent - which must be completed within a short window & Emergency Grade, which is used in life threatening cases.

After completion of classroom based induction training new volunteers will be assigned a Training Officer (TO) 

 

Your TO will be your mentor out on the road until both of you are happy that your able to go solo. This usually takes the average new volunteer about 80-100 hours to get comfortable, with Navigation being the biggest learning curve

Training is split over 3 modules.

• Module 1 Initial Induction Training 

• Module 2 On road Training with Training officer

• Module 3 Operational Phase - reviewed after maximum of 6 months 

 

There are also Online Distance Learning (ODL) packages to be completed by candidates during the operational phase of their training and this is designed to help maintain and to enhance the individual knowledge base.

 

All probationers start on a Monday to Friday fixed day shift pattern.

Shifts last 10 hours from 8am to 6pm and are selectable to suit your level of commitment.

 

Please note it is not possible

to undertake training at night nor weekends.

For insurance purposes you your MUST have held a full unrestricted licence for a minimum of 2 years and have experience riding/driving. Upon applying to join you will be expected to undertake an internal assessment.

 

Advance training such as IAM or ROSPA isn't required but is highly recommend as this is what the above assessment is based upon

If your interested in Volunteering, the next step is to click the link bellow, fill out the application form and we will be intouch with a link to be able to schedule a MS teams call to talk yo you a bit more about Volunteering and to answer any questions you may have.

If you do have any questions, the best way to contact us is by using the live chat box, as if were online we can get back to you right away.

Volunteer Requirements -

Riding & Driving,

  • Age 23 for car drivers & 25 for motorcycles

  • Held Full unrestricted licence for minimum 2 years

  • A Positive outlook & willingness to give back to the community

  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 12 Hours per month 

  • Advanced training is preferred but not essential - Please see bellow for links to training groups in your area.

  • Applicants with Previous experience in a similar role such as Police, Ambulance or Fire service will be given priority for any vacancies on the team. 

For more information on advanced training please see your local group -

IAM Glasgow North - http://www.iamglasgow.org/

IAM Glasgow Southhttp://www.iam-gs.org.uk/

Rospa East Kilbridehttp://www.eastkilbrideroadar.co.uk/

Rospa East Renfrewshire - http://www.er-roada.btck.co.uk/

Rospa Ayrshire - https://aamrg.co.uk/

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