Do you have a couple of hours or so to spare from time to time?

Would you like to be part of a team that makes a real difference?

Meon Valley Heartstart is a dynamic voluntary group that provides emergency life saving skills training free-of-charge to schools, community groups and members of the public.  In 2019 we trained more than 4000 people across southern Hampshire – all of this training and the management and administration of it is provided by volunteers.  We have no paid staff.

Due to the impending retirement of our current Chairperson, we are looking to recruit a new Chairperson to continue to lead our expansion and to help shape the next important phase of our development. 

Our volunteers come from various backgrounds; business personnel, teachers, nurses, ambulance crews, first aiders, unemployed and retired.  You can decide where, when and how much time you commit.

Our expansion means that we are looking for more volunteers to help us get this essential skills training to as many people as possible.



Closing date: Monday 23rd March 2020

The Chairperson leads the strategic development of the organisation and provides direction and support to the Committee and to the volunteers.  The Committee meets on a quarterly basis and meetings generally last for no more than two hours. 

If you have good leadership skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, an understanding of the roles/responsibilities of a management committee and 2 days a month to spare, then this role could be for you. 

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Contact Gill Cooper at to find out more.


Closing date: N/A - please apply any time

An invaluable role supporting our qualified trainers while they present the training sessions – no previous experience is necessary; training will be provided and full support given.

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Want to find out more?  Please contact David Williamson at or on 07730 148920. 


Closing date: N/A - please apply any time

Support our Honorary Treasurer with aspects of our financial management and governance. 

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Want to find out more?  Please contact David Williamson at or on 07730 148920. 

Affiliated to the British Heart Foundation Heartstart initiative
Meonvalley Heartstart
Winner - Best Educational
Establishment of the Year 2017 

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