Young Person's Programme - Ward Helper Volunteer

Cambridge University Hospitals

Young Person's Programme - Ward Helper Volunteer

Salary Not Specified

Cambridge University Hospitals, Newtown, Cambridge

  • Part time
  • U
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 3f3f5def0b5b4d4baeefffb55731aad9

Full Job Description

The next cohort will start on Monday 16 September 2024 with the programme running for 12 weeks. The volunteering duty is one shift of two hours per week, from 16:30-18:30 on a designated weekday (Monday to Friday).

We expect you to attend for the duration of the programme and you must be available to start your volunteering placement in the week beginning Monday 16 September 2024 as well as for the YPP induction on Monday 9 September 2024.

Applications are welcomed between Monday 13 May and Wednesday 5 June 2024 via the 'Apply now' button below.

If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an in-person interview. These will be taking place on Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 June 2024.

If you are successful and offered a place on the Young Person's Programme, you will need to complete mandatory training and attend an induction.

NB: people under the age of 18 cannot spend more than a total of 40 hours per week in school / college, paid work and volunteering. Please consider this before applying.

As per Home Office guidelines, please be aware that, unfortunately, the Trust is unable to offer sponsorship for this particular position.

Main duties of the job

Person specification

Guidance, 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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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.

Positive attitude to volunteering demonstrating understanding of the Trust Values and how these relate to a volunteer role
Between age of 16-18 years at time of application and duration of YPP programme

Volunteering is about making a difference for patients. Volunteers play a vital role as part of the team, contributing to the well-being of our patients. YPP volunteers work alongside Ward staff and engage with our patients that are lonely, isolated or anxious, giving them the opportunity to communicate.

We hope to run the next YPP programme starting in September 2024 and we are now looking for applicants. You will need to demonstrate a clear motivation for volunteering and a genuine interest in helping others and also embrace our Trust values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent., Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke's and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work and volunteer here.