The job centres on developing and implementing training programme strategies here and abroad A strong leader is required to head a team of 10 in popularising quality first-aid training in the community. The Hong Kong Red Cross is looking to hire a first-aid training manager to join its more than 700-strong team with immediate effect. According to Iris Chan Yin-ping, the head of the Red Cross health and care service department, this job centres on developing and implementing strategies for training programmes in Hong Kong and overseas. Conducting quality control for programmes and promoting health and first-aid education at a community level are also factors key to this role. The successful candidate will be required to lead a team of 10 staff and ensure the effective running of the training service. Ms Chan said that the manager would also be required to report to the head of the health and care service department. One reason to make this career move is the challenging nature of the work. '[It is composed of] health and safety and serving the community and also includes marketing elements,' she said. The candidate should be a degree holder with a minimum of five years of relevant experience. 'Two to three years of this should have been obtained at a managerial level,' Ms Chan said. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of the design and development of training programmes, she said. A strong marketing sense and excellent management skills are additional prerequisites for this role. Applicants should not think of setting pen to paper unless they are proficient in Cantonese, Putonghua and English. Experience of clinical service in accident and emergency, intensive care units or ambulance support, or knowledge of first-aid, pre-hospital care or occupational safety and health are all absolute advantages. 'The ideal applicant should be an excellent team player, independent, mission-oriented, aggressive and committed to serving the community through the provision of quality training services,' Ms Chan said. The candidate also needs to have strategic and analytical thinking for planning for the development of the training service. 'The challenges involve, but are not limited to, maintaining a high quality control of the training service and expanding the provision of the service to the community,' she said. The manager will be required to participate in occasional overseas service-related activities and experience-sharing opportunities. Training and development opportunities range from in-service training to formal courses provided by recognised institutions of local or overseas delegations.