Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Job type

  • Part-time


Woolwich SE18


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  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid volunteer time

Full job description

Flexible Hours

You will be reimbursed for travel within the boroughs of
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich ( must provide original
receipts if using public transport) and you can also claim for
lunch or other subsistence costs ( maximum of £5 per day) if
your volunteering exceeds 4 hours in a day( please refer to
volunteers policy for further details).

Applicants must live within a five mile radius of SE18.

To pick up patients and transport them to various appointments and therapy groups ensuring punctuality.

To be able to help patients into and out of volunteers car.

To reports any accidents or untoward incidents to the Voluntary Services Manager immediately.

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

We’re Kind

We’re Fair

We Listen

We Care

Volunteer car drivers need to be competent drivers, be very patient
and have a caring nature. Working with elderly mentally ill patients is not essential but would be and advantage.

Transport patients to and from their appointments

Keep a record of mileage, patients details & jobs carried out, to submit regularly for expenses

Behaving at all times in a professional manner

Be confident when communicating with an older person who may have specific difficulties, such as hearing and sight loss

Any additional information:
Volunteers will attend a short induction session

You must adhere to health and safety procedures

Should have good communication skills and of a polite and friendly nature

To comply with Trust policies regarding confidentiality at all times

Attend support and supervision sessions (a minimum of 1 session every 3 months)

Able to commit to regular hours of volunteering and must be able to volunteer for a minimum of a 6 month period

Must be available to attend training as required for the placement and or personal development

To apply for this job please visit oxleas.nhs.uk.