Foundation Training Programme Tutor

British Red Cross

Name: Foundation Training Programme Tutor
Organisation: British Red Cross
Location: British Red Cross, Red Cross House, Livingstone Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6BD


All new UK Operations volunteers are required to attend the British Red Cross Foundation Training Programme. The Foundation Training Programme comprises of an introductory eLearning module followed by attendance of an 18 hour workshop. The workshop provides participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence in order to become active in their role.

A Foundation Training Programme tutor should have an understanding of all parts of the course, be passionate about the work of the British Red Cross and wider Movement and support new volunteers in becoming engaged with the British Red Cross.

Tutors are responsible for the delivery of specific Learning & Development courses, workshops and events. Tutors provide presentations, instructions and guidance, facilitating discussions and group work, so ensuring participation of all involved towards the agreed learning objectives.

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Organisation Description

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.


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Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Crisis Support
  • Emergency Services
  • Families
  • Public Events
  • Refugees

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • IT
  • Planning
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications


You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who is:
•Experienced within a Red Cross role or has occupational experience in delivering psychosocial support, the core component of the Foundation Training Programme.
•Able to communicate clearly in a group setting to an audience, using both verbal and non-verbal communication.
•Able to provide constructive developmental feedback to participants when necessary.
•Able to be flexible to the needs of learners and ensure all training is delivered in line with the fundamental principles of the Red Cross.
•Willing to maintain own competence, including quality monitoring and standardisation sessions.
•Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.

Tasks Included in this Role:
•Delivering the British Red Cross Foundation Training Programme using agreed standards and formats through a mix of presentations, activities, group work and discussions.
•Supporting participants in reaching the aims and objectives of the course by ensuring all are able to learn and to contribute with their knowledge and experience.
•Evaluating participants on their suitability to become a volunteer and feedback to the People and Learning team when required
•Liaising with the Area People and Learning Team regarding delivery of the course


•Comprehensive training, both on your training skills and on subject-specific areas so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence.
•On-going support in developing your tutor skills and the delivery of the Foundation Training Programme.
•Standardisation sessions and regular feedback opportunities.
•The chance to work with a variety of different people and support the opportunity to help them develop in their role.
•Reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket expenses

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: 15
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Out of Pocket Expenses
Restrictions: An individual risk assessment, parental consent and safeguarding considerations will be required for those aged 15 - 17.
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: 2 day Foundation Training course plus role specific training
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, References, Competency Test, DBS Check, Interview