The Welfare Officer shall be responsible for providing support to the membership and ensuring that, in all its activities, the Society does not unfairly discriminate against or exclude any members.
I'm Michael and I'm looking to be your next Welfare Rep! I'm looking to take this position simply because I like helping people, and I feel I have alot of experience that I can apply here! I have spent over half of my life as a member of St John Ambulance where I have held a number of positions over the years providing first aid cover for the general public, as well as most recently I have been helping at a number of internal events where I have been responsible for the welfare and wellbeing of our cadets (10-18 year olds) and badgers (7-10 year olds). Additionally, over the years I have also helped plan many events, both in terms of planning the activities as well as the welfare side of things. For example on top of helping with entertainment, I did the risk assessment, as well as organised first aid cover for my Sixth Form OAP party. As such I feel I have a good insight and am able to spot potential problems we might encounter well in advance. Also, in secondary school/sixth form, I was a peer supporter, a peer mentor, a mental health ambassador as well as a health and safety rep, roles which saw me supporting kids in lower year groups on a one to one basis, attending seminars and giving presentations on mental health and much more! As Welfare Rep, I intend to help make our events as inclusive as possible, catering to any additional needs our members may have. Additionally, following a suggestion from a society member, I'm interested in running some purely welfare based events, like group study sessions, a group walk, self care events, and whatever other suggestions I get that can be done! :) Thank you for taking the time to read my manifesto, and I hope you have a lovely day!