Job search
Job Search

Promotional feature: IQL UK

Nottingham City Council is on track to save approximately £30,000 a year after bringing first aid training in house with RLSS UK

Published in Sports Management 22 feb 2016 issue 114
Paediatric First
Aid is the most
popular course
at the council
Paediatric First Aid is the most popular course at the council

The council, which employs some 6,800 members of staff, used to rely on external providers for its first aid training. However, by delivering the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) First Aid training, Nottingham City Council is due to save in the region of £30,000 a year.

Corporate development consultant at Nottingham City Council, Dave Lawson, is responsible for consulting with key staff to understand the council’s business needs and designing and delivering projects to achieve the council’s objectives and improve its services. He has a long history of working with RLSS UK and its trading subsidiary and awarding body, IQL UK.

“Having worked with and been part of the RLSS UK for more than 18 years, I know their commitment to the quality of their awards and assessments, he says. “RLSS UK’s First Aid training courses are robust and ensure we meet all the relevant guidelines and procedures so that we are covered legally.”

Working closely with a group of facilitators, consultants and health and safety advisors from three different service areas within the council, Lawson trained eight new colleagues to deliver the RLSS UK’s First Aid training.

“We rolled out the training at the start of our financial year and trained 400 people in all aspects of first aid within the first six months. The most popular courses are the Paediatric First Aid and the Emergency First Aid at Work,” said Lawson.

A centralised booking system has been established for the council’s Corporate Safety Training, which staff can use to book their training. The new team meets every three months to discuss the training that has been delivered, review the evaluations and to look at future requirements for the organisation.

“Two of us have completed the Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Award, so that, through the RLSS UK, we can manage our systems internally; reducing our costs/expenditure and continuously checking we are following the correct procedures,” Lawson added. The council has delivered training to 743 members of staff in the first nine months alone.

“Overall, Nottingham City Council would have paid in excess of £75,000 from February 2015 to December 2016 for first aid qualifications. The saving of £30,000, taking into account minimal initial training costs, meant savings remain within the council budget. We’re also left with a robust system to ensure the consistency of self-sufficient training delivery. This has been achieved with the support and guidance of the RLSS UK.”

More information: email: [email protected], call: 01789 773 994 or visit: www.rlss.org.uk

Sign up for FREE ezines
Sports jobs
Edinburgh Leisure
featured job

Water Quality Engineer

Edinburgh Leisure
Salary: £33,513 - £37,236pa
Job location: Edinburgh, UK

General Manager

Everyone Active
Salary:
Location: Pool Road, Studley, UK

Swim Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Linby Road, Hucknall, Nottingham, UK

Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Catering Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Lifeguards

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £19,294 - £20,043 pro rata
Location: Trowbridge, UK

Fitness Instructor

energie fitness
Salary: £9.50 - £10 per hour
Location: Archway, London, UK

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Gainsborough, UK

Recreation Attendant

Everyone Active
Salary: From £7.08 - £9.18ph
Location: Basildon, UK

Swimming Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
recruiting with sports management

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Facility Manager

LSBU Active
Salary: £28,752 to £31,694
Location: Elephant and Castle, London, UK

Swimming Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Melton Mowbray

National Volunteer Manager

Wheels for All
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000pa
Location: Warrington, UK

Receptionist

University of Liverpool
Salary: £18,852 - £21,135 pa (pro rata)
Location: Liverpool, UK

Duty Manager

Everybody Health and Leisure
Salary: £21,953 - 23,739pa
Location: Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, UK

General Manager

Wigan Council
Salary: £38,553 - £42,614pa
Location: Wigan, UK
recruiting with sports management

Swim Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Carshalton, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wembley, UK

Swim Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol, UK

Swimming Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Gainsborough, UK

Swim Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Melton Mowbray, UK
training with sports management

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Brentwood, UK

Deputy Sports Centre Manager

The Prospect Trust
Salary: £21,943.00 - £24,184.00
Location: Frimley, Camberley, UK

Deputy Sports Facilities Manager

Harrow School
Salary: £31,000 - £33,000
Location: Harrow, UK

Sports Development Officer (Capital)

Birmingham City Council
Salary: Grade 4 - £28,226 - £35,336
Location: Birmingham, UK

Leisure Centre Manager

Falkland Islands Government
Salary: £38,781 - £44,716 + 25% completion gratuity + relocation package
Location: Falkland Islands

Duty Manager

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £23,023 - £24,920 pro rata
Location: Trowbridge, UK

Duty Manager

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £23,023 - £24,920
Location: Devizes, UK
duty manager jobs  Swimming Teacher jobs  lifeguard jobs  Team Leader jobs  Sports Coach / Activity Leader jobs  Swim Manager jobs  Operations Assistant (NPLQ required) jobs  general manager jobs  Swim Teacher jobs  Operations Assistant jobs 
More jobs

Catalogue Gallery

Video Gallery

Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
A short time-lapse video showing our installation of the Robbins MVP timber flooring system, completed in Sept 2021 at The University of Kent Sport Centre in Canterbury
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: InBody UK
InBody provides products that are accurate, medically rated holding a CE mark and certified to ISO standards for the medical and health and fitness industry.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Parkwood Leisure celebrates milestone of teaching 100,000 children to swim
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading leisure operators, has reached the milestone of teaching 100,000 children to swim through its Learn To Swim Programme.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Location: Runcorn
Company: Halton Borough Council
Location: City Centre Location - North of England
Company: Walker Singleton
Location: Bilborough, Nottingham
Company: Bilborough College
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
21-21 Sep 2022
Various, London, United Kingdom
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
More diary dates