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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/02/2020.

Crewkerne Hospital - Volunteer

Job Reference: 184-LBVOL05

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Crewkerne Hospital, Crewkerne
This is a voluntary role

The overall aim of this role is to act as a befriender/support to patients, relatives and carers, and therefore complement and support the staff in a ward environment.

Volunteers will be based on a ward environment. Volunteers will work as part of a team and will be supported by the ward staff.

To treat all patients with dignity, spending time in general conversation and listening. Important to show empathy, assisting with social activities as directed by ward staff. To treat all patients like you would your own family.

Volunteers will need to undertake a corporate induction programme on commencement of their volunteering.

To be confident, enthusiastic, to display levels of empathy and understanding at all times when communicating with the patients. To be presentable, smart and you must always wear your identification badge - no jeans please!

We would like the volunteer ideally to commit to two to three hours per week for a minimum of one year.

There will be more information on enrolment.




For further details / informal visits contact:

Tania Kittow

01460 72491


Barbara Roberts

01460 72491

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

Formally known as Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

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