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Good company, lots of travelling
Good company, excellent colleagues and fun working environment. The company are very focused on staff wellbeing. However, there is an expectation to travel to different locations with no additional pay.
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Fun and Productive
Very good place to work and it's a really friendly and caring environment where every helps each other as well as our patients in the vehicles Overall would recommend
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Unprofessional to Dangerous
Out of Date equipment / stock.
People using their own stuff to treat patients.

Staff believe they are more qualified than they are, with a immature, inexperienced, culture.

Management do not hesitate to not address issues.

Stay clear if you're a professional.
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Great people and relaxed environment
SJA is a lovely place to work at. Their IT department is probably the most responsive dept in all the places i have worked. The development team have a great work ethic and management care for the people that work there. Great work ethic, perm employees also volunteer to be part of the SJA volunteer group of which make up around 20k people over the whole of the UK
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Fun, friendly, and professional. Unlike a typical job experience.
St John Ambulance (SJA) is a relaxed, supportive and flexible charity to volunteer with. There are opportunities to train and progress. You always have the option to be reimbursed for expenses when volunteering. There are multiple ways that you can volunteer and I have always experienced a supportive culture and nice managers.

I am in a university unit which has a different environment compared to most other units (which may be worth some consideration).


You can also get a Bluelight card (cool discount scheme for many brands) if you volunteer. SJA builds its members up by investing in them and it has welfare services if you need them. Also, you can get into many cool events for free by volunteering.


I fully recommend it.
Pros
Expenses reimbursed if you request it, Free events, Flexible, Eligible for the Bluelight card scheme.
Cons
Requires significant responsibility and maturity sometimes.
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The worst company i have ever worked for!!!
A typical day can be sitting around base or doing PTS.
You will need to do vehicle checks, clean the vans and equipment and do audits of stock when required. Make sure you complete all the paperwork correctly i.e. If you write in short hand or misspell something you will be pulled into the office and made to feel like a naughty child (no human error is allowed!).

Staff as a whole appear lovely but be careful of what you say as a small number take pleasure in running to the management and making a mountain out of a molehill expecting favours from management in return. The hardest part of the job is remaining positive.

The most enjoyable part is helping people.
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Stay clear of stockport north west!!!!!
So I am not going to bash the company as a whole. I am sure this is a lovely place to work elsewhere... However DO NOT... DO NOT work in areas controlled by Stockport. They are sexist and discriminate against staff that don't fit into there little circle. The management have no management experience or qualifications to show for it. They have two little girls creating rotas not fit for human living. Stay away if you value your life and mental health.
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Productive
Just to be clear, i am a volunteer worker and i do not get paid to work at st.john ambulance. It is a very good organisation and i have never had an issue with how my activities with the first aid cadets has been handled.
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Very fulfilling
Working here is a very fulfilling experience. You volunteer to help people in their time of need and if that is not an excellent job then I don't know what is. If you are thinking about going into the medical profession then the is the best way to gain a taste of what type of work you will ne doing. It also teaches you about team work in the workplace
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Poorly Managed
Manager is not capable of managing a team. To other departments she is a joke and they laugh at her behind her back. She has no personal skills or conflict management ability. When she is in the room, she doesn't like laughter or non-work related talk.
The good part of the job is that it is 7am - 3pm
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Horrible environment.
The mission statement is noble, many volunteers are wonderful and hard working people, but egotists get promoted fast, even if they never treat a patient.

If you spend more than a year with SJA you will find that....

Whistleblowing goes nowhere.

The Safegaurding system, including child prot, doesn’t work.

Regional offices never investigate bullying.

Regional offices will lie to anyone, including NHQ and even MPs,

Managers can say what they like about volunteers, even when it amounts to gaslighting,

If anyone with pips (aka bird-**** on their shoulder does get investigated it will either be by their mates or themselves.

No-one with crowns on their shoulder need ever be concerned by the prospect of an investigation.


NHQ staff with six figure salaries are ostriches, volunteers pay their wages.


Expect to find a few who’ve been with the organisation ten-fifteen years Sitting quietly, praying that the organisation will return to sanity.


Heart breaking.
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First aid course
I had to a course as i did childcare at college this involved learning cpr and what to do if anyone is choking and he to put someone in the recovery position
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Super company
Cannot say a bad word about St john Ambulance. Management were all very friendly and helpful. Lots of benefits and training for everyone. Working conditions as best as they can be.
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Couldn't think of a worse company and management team to work for.
If you're happy being treated like company property and not a person and are happy being blatantly lied to then St John Ambulance is for you. I spent nearly 10, depressing years under the management team in the north and not once in all that time felt like I was a valued member of the team. They have no respect for their staff all they are concerned about is getting the shift covered. They dont care about their staff welfare, even if that member of staff is verbally assaulted by a member of the public. So if you expect more from an employer then just " do what you are told " then this is the company and particularly the management team for you but God help you if you choose this shower of sh**e.
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Awful
Please do not take this job if you have a family as the travel of up to 100 miles a day just will not work.Managment talk about other staff members and only really get in touch with you to discuss sales.Also there are alot of empty promises and broken promises.Its not s company you could invest yourself in.
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Productive fun place to work
As I did not work their for to long, I am not able to give a positive feedback. Easy to reach by car and public transport. Perk, free car parking. I suppose people were ok.
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Very busy, and need to be fit
the team work place, friendships, support if needed , the care and some prepared to go the extra mile for patients. prepare to drive some long distances, and to be available at short notice should the need arise. You need to be flexible so that if over run then you don't have to worry about child care as sometimes the work is not set hours .
To treat patients as you would if a member of your own family and to be caring and supportive if needed and to be able to report anything that you are not happy about whether family or friends as you are there for the care of patient at all times and there safe wellbeing.

Love the job and meeting different people but can be tough and demanding and needs patience sometimes
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Very self centered management
Worked at SJA for quite a while and in this time i kept hoping it would get better, but all that happened was management just kept looking after their friends and sorry to say but dumping on the work force. I watched some great and hard working people leave due to the single minded management that even to this day are still there.
I would say i witnessed a staff turnover that would scare many a company.

A large portion of management have a attitude of do as I say not as I do and as far as supporting staff that are abused, threatened and assaulted you get the "suck it up and get on with your job" big boy
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Awful to work for
Management have no people management skills at all. They don’t care about you just as long as their contracts are covered. Staff morale is in its boots, 99% of staff are unhappy or looking elsewhere
Pros
Being on the job is great and crew mates are fantastic
Cons
You are just a number, management just dont care about you
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Not bad
Could be better
Constant restructuring within the organisation

Never can settle easily as there is always change

Only the good people lose out here

The less you do the more your are respected
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Good
During my experience at the Jets at Saint Johns ambulance I learnt firsthand on what the paramedics undertake on a daily basis. I enjoyed and would recommend to friends and family
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