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National Hospital (NHNN) Welcome Team Volunteer

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Main area
Voluntary
Grade
Voluntary
Contract
3 to 4 hours a week once a week for 6 months
Hours
Friday mornings
Job ref
2018NHNNWG
Town
London
Salary
Voluntary
Closing
01/03/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

ROLE PURPOSE

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, is the UK's largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital.  It is a leading centre for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of conditions such as epilepsy, MS, Alzheimer's, stroke and head injuries. With its neighbour, the Institute of Neurology, it is also a major international centre for research and training.

Patients can be anxious about visiting the hospital and often unclear on where they need to go.  The volunteer role is about welcoming visitors to the hospital and providing them with information and directions about the hospital departments and services.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

These include welcoming visitors to the hospital and escorting them to the relevant hospital departments. Volunteers also provide information about the hospital, local services and assist with general enquiries.

Please note, we are specifically looking for Welcome and Guiding volunteer for Friday mornings.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Christopher Scott Burrows
Volunteer Services Manager

020 3447 4753 (ex: 74753), Mobile: 07890 609225

If you have problems applying, contact

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02034479828