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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.


Job Reference: 363-VOLUNTARY-RS

East London NHS Foundation Trust

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

If Interested please open the attached document in Job Description section and copy paste the link to apply for this role.

Got as little as 30 mins to spare? Leading volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service, is calling on you to volunteerto support the community and NHS in your local area.


The charityis currently looking for people who are keen to build their skills and help their communities in a range of volunteering roles. Many of the charity’s roles are totally flexible, meaning you can give as little or as much time as you can. With the app-based roles, all you need to do is switch yourself to on-duty when you are available to receive a task. As soon as are busy again, you can flip back to off duty.


Volunteering is proven to enhance your mental and physical wellbeing whilst also boosting your employability. There are several roles to choose from so you'll be able to pick something that fits in with your lfestyle and is of personal interest.Volunteering roles include supporting vulnerable people in your community with day to day tasks, becoming a companion for someone struggling with loneliness and supporting the COVID-19 vaccination effort as a Steward Volunteer.


Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest volunteering organisations in Great Britain, providing vital, responsive services which support public health, social care and wellbeing. Its staff and thousands of volunteers support people in need, with the aim of building resilience in local communities. In March 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, NHS England commissionedRoyal Voluntary Service to recruit NHS Volunteer Responders to shield the NHS and provide practical help to the 2.5 million most at-risk people who were shielding at home. The programme was extended to support the vaccination drive. Todate, NHS Volunteer Responders have delivered over 2 million tasks.


Originally set up as the Women’s Voluntary Service (subsequently the WRVS) in 1938, the charity began its life helping civilians during the Second World War. The charity has supported the NHS since its inception. Today’s Royal Voluntary Service NHS volunteers provide patient companionship and transport, on-ward exercise sessions, and settlement support for vulnerable patients following a stay in hospital. In local communities, Royal Voluntary Service (volunteers) run(s) physical activity classes, dining clubs and social groups which bring people together, promoting better health, social interaction and connection.The charity is also one of the UK’s largest hospital retailers with 200 volunteer-run shops, cafes and trolley services providing refreshments and company to patients, hospital staff and visitors.



The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

What Next?

If you like the sound of ELFT, don’t waste a moment. We sometimes close adverts early if there is a high response, so apply now!

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