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Empower Volunteer

Job Reference: 810-CH2494

City Health Care Partnership CIC
The Calvert Centre (CISS)
Not Applicable

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC) is an independent, co-owned “for better profit” and co-owned Community Interest Company providing high quality local health and care services in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, Wigan and St Helens.

Our vision is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all that we do and we are looking for exceptional people to work with us to provide the highest possible care to the people who use our services.

We deliver over 50 diverse services in community settings, helping to minimise the need for acute care in hospital. We employ around 2,400 people, which means we have lots of opportunities for progression and development; we recognise enthusiasm, innovation and dedication and are keen to give colleagues with these qualities a chance to shine.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality patient care and our core values of service and excellence, equality and diversity, creativity and innovation and co-operation and partnership help us to do this. We want people who join CHCP CIC to share these values, which are firmly rooted in our culture along with the seven Cs of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, commitment and candour.

We can offer an excellent package of benefits, including becoming a shareholder in CHCP CIC (at a cost of only £1), giving you the chance to have a voice in your business.




Carers Information and Support Service (CISS), The Calvert Centre, Calvert Lane, HU4 6BH*

*Empower volunteers will also be carrying out their role in the community


About the building

Wheelchair accessible, hearing aid loop, disabled toilets and baby change, parking on site


Time commitment


  • 3.5 hours once a week for six weeks

  • Minimum of 2-3 times per year



The objectives are

  • To improve self-management of long-term health conditions in the community

  • To improve health and wellbeing of patients/carers in the community

  • To increase access to support through signposting

  • To increase support available to patients/carers

Empower is a chronic disease self-management programme designed to educate patients on how to better cope with their long-term health condition diagnosis. This programme, provided by Talking Health UK is delivered by accredited tutors in 2.5 hour sessions over 6 weeks across the community. The course covers a range of topics, including healthy eating, physical activity, the importance of sleep, meditation and communication skills.



The volunteer will

  • Attend the programme to learn how to manage their own long-term health condition (you must have a long-term health condition to be a volunteer in this role)

  • Undergo a 4 day accredited training programme with Talking Health, which often take place outside of Hull

  • Deliver the programme with a co-tutor according to the Talking Health fidelity manual

  • Prepare and tidy away all course props and materials before/after a course

  • Distribute and collect pre/post course questionnaires from patients

  • Update the programme coordinator on patient attendance, as well as any concerns, patient queries or complaints on a weekly basis

  • Attend regular update meetings to discuss the programme

  • Be subject to assessments to monitor performance

  • Promote volunteering to participants


For further details contact The Volunteer Hub on 01482 222220.

CHCP CIC is positive about receiving applications from people with personal experience of mental illness and has mechanisms in place to support and guide potential job applicants. Please see ‘Positive Assets’ link below for more information.

Our organisation is positive about employing people with disabilities. If you require your application in a different format please contact our Human Resources team as soon as possible.

If this role requires the successful candidate to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, this check will form part of the recruitment process and the cost of the check will be recovered from the successful candidate upon commencement of the employment/new role. Please note that this check will be charged to you in four monthly instalments when you commence employment/start your new role with City Health Care Partnership CIC.

CHCP CIC employees have access to an excellent range of benefits; for further information, please click on the ‘staff benefits’ link.

Please note if you are not successfully shortlisted the status of your application will be updated to ‘unsuccessful’ on this site.

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