Would you like to:
- Use your skills and experiences to support the organisation that deals with the ultimate medical emergency?
- Become a part of an organisation with an international reputation for clinical excellence built over 40 years?
- Support us in our journey that has taken us from small to medium in size, as we aim to make an even bigger impact?
- Utilise your talents to ensure that our lifesaving messages about resuscitation reach new audiences and parts of society across the four nations of the UK?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to the above, we’d love to hear from you.
We are particularly keen to hear from people who can support the development of our work in communications, policy influencing and NFP income generation.
Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) is appointing a new member to its Board of Trustees to challenge, guide and support our organisation as we pursue our ambitious aims and mission. RCUK holds a unique place in the NFP health sector. Our origins and ethos are underpinned by our commitment to saving lives through the delivery of evidence-based clinical guidance, training courses and initiatives to ensure everyone across society has the skills they need to save a life. Our training is used extensively throughout the NHS and other care settings. In recent years, our activities have expanded to include the promotion of an increased public consciousness of cardiac arrest and the vital role that members of the public can – must – play in the resuscitation chain of survival.
We punch above our weight in a crowded comms environment, inhabited by many far larger charities. We have ambitious plans for growth in terms of both service delivery and influencing. All of this must be delivered at a time when our principal customer – the NHS – is facing unprecedented pressures and challenge.
We are currently looking to expand our EPALS and NLS, OHNLS and ARNI Course Subcommittees, Research and ReSPECT Subcommittees. These voluntary posts are an opportunity for enthusiastic healthcare professionals to become involved in shaping resuscitation training, practice and resuscitation science throughout the UK.
To note, to apply for our EPALS and NLS, OHNLS and ARNI Course Subcommittees, you must be an RCUK instructor.
We are particularly keen to recruit individuals with the following experience:
- EPALS: paediatric nurses, paediatric resuscitation officers and emergency medicine doctors with experience of managing paediatric trauma.
- NLS/OHNLS/ARNI: Midwifery in either an acute hospital setting or community/out-of-hospital setting.
- ReSPECT: utilisation of the ReSPECT process in the devolved nations.
- Research: previous experience in clinical research.
Working at RCUK
At Resuscitation Council UK, we offer competitive salaries, generous annual leave, and opportunities for professional development. All staff benefit from flexible working hours, and ensuring staff are able to balance their work and personal life is important to us.
We pride ourselves on our inclusive, friendly staff team, who use their compassion and expertise to support each other. Teamwork and partnership working is at the centre of our mission to save lives.
When you apply to a job with us, we aim to provide appropriate support every step of the way. Here are some of the ways we can support applicants and potential staff members:
- Working location: Our office is in Margaret Street, London. Successful applicants will be able to choose whether they’d prefer work at home and/or in our office in Margaret Street, London but will be expected to attend some meetings in the office.
- Supporting travel requirements: Some travel to the office or other locations will be required as part of the role, but reasonable adjustments, such as enabling the postholder’s participation through digital technology, will be made for the successful applicant where this is required.
- Access to work: If you would like to make an Access to Work application for a grant to pay for support tailored to your individual needs, such as a support worker, adaptations to the equipment you use, special equipment, taxi fares to and from work if public transport is not accessible to you, we will support you in this process.
- Alternative application processes: We are asking for CVs and covering letters so you can tell us how your skills and experience can support and add value to Resuscitation Council UK. However, if an alternative method of applying – such as sending us a video or audio clip about yourself – works better for you, we welcome your application. We want our applicants to shine, so we’re flexible to your needs.
- Equity for all applicants: When we receive applications, those who shortlist candidates for each role will not have access to your name, age or date of birth. In addition, we ask you to submit a diversity monitoring form. We won’t use the information in the diversity monitoring forms during the recruitment process itself, but the information we receive will help us to understand whether our job advertisements are successfully attracting a diverse range of applicants.