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Volunteer Gardener

Job Reference: 449-VOL401

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Quality & Professional Standards
Location:
Southampton & Portsmouth
Salary:
Unpaid Volunteering

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for Volunteer Gardeners to help us maintain, nurture and cultivate the garden areas at chosen hospitals in Southampton and Portsmouth.

Are you a keen gardener who is able to commit to a minimum of one session (3-4 hours) per week for a minimum of 6 months?

What's in it for you: Participating in a meaningful and valuable experience; Exposure to the healthcare environment; Demonstrating your existing skills; and Developing new skills.

As a volunteer you will attend the Trust's Corporate Induction and receive any relevant training.

This role is an unpaid role but reasonable travel expenses will be paid in line with Solent NHS Trust volunteer expense policy.

This role does not offer a visa sponsorship.

For more information on the post, please contact Volunteers@solent.nhs.uk

 

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.




Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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