Resuscitation Council (UK)

Public Affairs Volunteer

The Resuscitation Council (UK) is a UK-wide charity whose purpose is to save lives through effective, appropriate resuscitation. 

Saving lives is what motivates us to do what we do. It underpins and runs through all our activities. 

We do this by: 

1. enabling lifesaving through guidelines, standards and education 

2. influencing policy & practice 

3. building the resuscitation community 

4. capturing and putting evidence into practice 


Our Public Affairs team are looking for a volunteer to support their growing and busy team. This opportunity will provide practical skills and experience within a friendly and motivated Public Affairs team. The role will include:

- Monitoring and recording media and social media news feeds.

- Monitoring national policy developments relevant to the RC (UK).

- Compiling key data and information to support the RC (UK)’s Public Affairs work.

- Maintaining databases of contacts, policy messages and activity.

- General administration duties.


Overview and understanding of the functions within the Public Affairs department as well as hands-on experience and learning opportunities in collecting, collating and evaluating data. Volunteering with RC (UK) provides an opportunity to boost your CV with experience in an established and well-regarded organisation. We will reimburse reasonable travel and lunch expenses, up to £20 per day for travel and £5 for lunch, on provision of receipts.

Skills and Qualifications Required

Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office and Social Media sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Healthcare knowledge is a plus, but not essential.

You will have excellent attention to detail, good self-motivation and a friendly and enthusiastic nature.

Training Opportunities

All new volunteers will have a one to one induction with their named mentor/supervisor. This will include discussion of their role and agreement of their “tasks”, relevant health and safety information, office attire, data protection, confidentiality and notification of sickness absence. Full support will be given to help volunteers understand and carry out any aspect of the role as appropriate.


Ideally 1-2 days a week for a minimum of 3 months. Hours can vary but will largely comprise core office hours, from 10:00-16:00. You will be based at our head office in London: You’ll find us at Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HR. 

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to volunteer for the Resuscitation Council (UK) to

Please view our Volunteer Guidelines.

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