Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.90 - Other human health activities

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 May 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2020
Foreseen end date


St John’s Ambulance, the British charity has announced 250 jobs cut at its training organisation to save costs and compensate for the loss of donations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Redundancy consultations with employees have started, however, the job cuts are expected to take place in the autumn.

The chief executive officer said that job cuts were necessary to secure the charity’s future.

St John’s Ambulance is the largest provider first aid and health and safety training in British workplaces, which also provides first aid cover at public events and supports the emergency services. The charity has also supported the National Health Service during the pandemic, with its staff and volunteers contributing to the ambulance and the work of Accidents & Emergency Departments across the country.



Eurofound (2020), St John's Ambulance, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101254, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101254.