Opportunities at Beaumond House

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Beaumond House Volunteering Opportunities  

Here at Beaumond House we are committed to providing training and development opportunities to our volunteers. All new recruits receive a general introduction to the Hospice as well as a personal induction to your role. Additionally, we can arrange any further training courses that you may need, tailored to each individual volunteer role.

Beaumond House Vision and Values

Our Mission is ‘Local Help for Local people’

We will work with integrity and PASSION to deliver individualised HOLISTIC CARE for patient and their families.
Create a HAPPY, SUPPORTIVE, atmosphere where staff and all volunteers and feel valued.
Develop true partnerships, benefitting all parties, inspiring CONFIDENCE and PRIDE
Have OPEN TRANSPARENT two way communication, drawing REAL VALUE from all relationships.

PLEASE NOTE:

All voluntary roles are subject to receipt of satisfactory references from someone who is not related to you and has known you for over two years. These voluntary roles involve access to vulnerable people or handling of sensitive information so will be subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks. 

 If you are interested in undertaking any of these roles, please contact Sharron Cawthorne for an application pack

on 01636 610556 or sharron.cawthorne@beaumondhouse.co.uk  

 

Weekend Evening Kitchen Assistant

We are looking for volunteers to help in our kitchen in the early evening.

The volunteers will assist the nursing staff with the preparation of the evening meal for the patients.
Volunteers in this role tend to work one evening per fortnight or month.

Skills needed:
A basic knowledge and experience of the workings of a kitchen (domestic or otherwise), and preferably (although training can be given) a food safety certificate.
Reliability and punctuality is important as well as a willingness to undertake any relevant training.
Other information:
An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role 

 

Weekend Receptionist

Location: Beaumond House, London Road, Newark.

The purpose of this role is:

To ensure the smooth running of our services at the weekend.

Responsibilities & Duties

• Maintain the Beaumond House code of confidentiality at all times.
• Treat all visitors, patients, their relatives and their carers in a sensitive, polite and caring manner.
• Welcoming visitors to the hospice.
• Answering the telephone.
• Liaising with the nursing staff to ensure messages are passed on in an appropriate and timely fashion.
• Receiving donations from members of the public.
• Sale of goods.
• Report any potential health and safety hazards within the premises or grounds to a member of staff immediately on discovery.
• Help to maintain a safe environment, reporting any obvious risk areas immediately to any member of staff.
• Attend induction training, annual mandatory training and any other appropriate and recommended training.
• In all actions undertaken, have regard for the hospice reputation.

Skills Required

• A good manner when talking to people. Being friendly and approachable is essential.
• A good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and a respect for other people's privacy.
• The ability to take accurate notes and attention to detail is paramount.
• The ability to work as part of a team and a respect for all other individuals.
• Flexibility and an ability to build a rapport with others and a friendly and sensitive approach.
• Reliability and punctuality is important as well as a willingness to undertake any relevant training.
• Commitment and reliability, patience and empathy.

What we ask of you

• That you can meet the physical requirements of the role that you are applying for.
• That you have a positive and proactive approach
• That you are confident and trustworthy

Here at Beaumond House we are committed to providing training and development opportunities to our volunteers. All new recruits receive a general introduction to the Hospice as well as a personal induction to your role. Additionally, we can arrange any further training courses that you may need, tailored to each individual volunteer role.

PLEASE NOTE:

All voluntary roles are subject to receipt of satisfactory references from someone who is not related to you and has known you for over two years.
This voluntary role involves access to vulnerable people or handling of sensitive information so will be subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks. 

 

Shop Volunteer

Role Description:

 At Beaumond House, our retail volunteers are involved in all aspect of the shops, from sorting donations to taking payment at the till. We welcome new volunteers whether you want to grow in confidence and add to your CV, or bring a great deal of retail experience with you. Volunteers need to be friendly, patient and have a commitment to providing a good quality service to our customers.

Volunteers in this role either volunteer for a regular slot each week, or help out on a more ‘as and when needed’ basis.

 Skills needed:

You should have the ability to work as part of a team and get on with other volunteers, staff and customers in the shop.

Good communication and listening skills.
Reliability and punctuality is important as well as a willingness to undertake any relevant training.

Other information:

We have opportunities at both our Newark and Southwell shops.

 

Patient Care

Role Description:

Here at Beaumond House, our Day Care Volunteers are an essential and valued part of our team. They work alongside our experienced health care professionals and contribute to the individualised patient care that we provide. There is a real team spirit here at Beaumond House.

Duties include greeting patients and helping them to settle in for the day, make and serve drinks and refreshments, serve and clear away after lunch, listening to and chatting with patients as well as helping to deliver activities and entertainment by working with staff members,. 

Volunteers in this role either commit to a regular half day per week or join the bank to be called upon on an ‘as and when needed’ basis.

Skills needed:

Committed and reliable, patient and empathetic.
A good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and a respect for other people's privacy.

The ability to work as part of a team and a respect for all other individuals.
Flexibility, excellent listening skills and an ability to build a rapport with others and a friendly and sensitive approach.
Reliability and punctuality is important as well as a willingness to undertake any relevant training.

Other information:

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role 

 

Driver

Role Description:

Patients attending Beaumond House for Day Care are often brought in and taken home by volunteer drivers. This is an invaluable service for our patients, removing any anxiety about travel arrangements.

We are looking for friendly, courteous and reliable people to join us as Volunteer Drivers.

We are looking for drivers who can commit to a regular day per week as well those who would prefer to be called on an ‘as and when needed’ basis.

 A mileage allowance is paid to drivers.

Skills needed:

You should be sensitive to the individual needs of patients.
Good communication skills, caring, friendly and reliable.
Full, clean driving licence, own car and fully comprehensive insurance essential.

Reliability and punctuality is important as well as a willingness to undertake any relevant training.

Other information:

Please note that an Enhanced DBS clearance will be carried out for this role. 

 

Fundraiser

Role Description:

We are always looking for new volunteers to expand our team of fundraisers. Being a fundraiser isn’t just about standing in the street with a collecting bucket. Duties in this role can include helping at events, manning a stall, bag-packing, helping with tasks in the fundraising office during busy periods and in the run up to events or just raising our profile. There is no minimum commitment and whenever possible, timings are flexible to suit the individual volunteer.

Skills needed:

None! Just a desire to get involved and help out as and when you can. 

 

 Weekday Kitchen Assistant

Role Description:

We are looking for volunteers to help support the daily running of our kitchen.

Volunteers will assist the catering staff with general kitchen duties to enable the team to provide meals for patients, visitors, volunteers and staff in the hospice. Examples of duties include washing up, cleaning, basic food preparation and generally supporting the running of the kitchen.

Volunteers in this role tend to volunteer for approx. 3 hours per week or fortnight.

Skills needed:

A basic knowledge and experience of the workings of a kitchen (domestic or otherwise), and preferably (although training can be given) a food safety certificate.

Reliability and punctuality is important as well as a willingness to undertake any relevant training.

Other information:

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role