Applying to become a Community First Responder
Before submitting an application to become a CFR you should be sure that you are interested in the role and all that it requires.
You should also be sure that you can commit time to the role. Whilst there is no minimum time comittement specified, it is important that skills are maintained and developed which does involve a personal committement estimated to be around 4 hours per week or 16 hours per month.
You may also be required to attend team meetings and training sessions - this will vary according to the team requirements in your area
To become a Community First Responder you need to:
- Read the application Cover Letter
- Read and ensure you fully understand the CFR Memorandum of Understanding
- Submit an Application Form which can be completed and submitted online. Your application must include details of two referees that meet the specified criteria. Once you have opened and completed the application form, save to your computer and then email to the appropriate address for your area - listed below.
- Attend an interview
- Applicants successful at interview will be required to successfully complete all the necessary checks before commencing their course to become a CFR. These checks must include satisfactory references, Disclosure and Barring Service checks (formerly CRB), Occupational Health clearance, ID, right to work in the UK and qualifications as well as checks relating to the driving aspect of the role (driving licence and MOT information).
Completed forms should be emailed to:
Cheshire and Merseyside Area: firstname.lastname@example.org - Please contact Janet prior to submitting an application to ensure there are vacancies in your area.
Cumbria and Lancashire Area: email@example.com - Please note: due to due to Operational pressures and staffing issues any applications received will be shortlisted but held until further notice. The CRT Department will confirm receipt of the application and will be in touch in due course”.
Greater Manchester Area: firstname.lastname@example.org