Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)
Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)

Charity number 1015988

In every corner of Britain, Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers to support those in need, in hospital and in the community. Through the gift of voluntary service, our volunteers provide much-needed support for over-stretched public services and for people as they age. Our volunteers work at scale in the NHS, freeing up NHS staff to dedicate more time to patient care, and within communities to give practical help and support to people as they age.

Current vacancies

Service Manager (Contract)

  • Full time
  • £20,512
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 21st November 2019

Royal Voluntary Service is an innovative charity that focuses on inspiring people to give the gift of voluntary time to support the NHS and older people at home and in the community. We are now looking for a Service Manager to join us for a fixed-term contract until the end of May 2020 which has a high likelihood of extension.

If you are a collaborative individual with experience of managing and motivating teams of staff and volunteers, this is the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills with a well-established organisation.

In this exciting role, you will have the chance to lead a passionate team including volunteers and deliver a really valuable service.

As the Service Manager, you will oversee the On Ward and Patient Transport services at Royal Victoria Hospital.

The On Ward service helps patients on wards with nutrition, hydration and both cognitive and physical exercises to support a successful discharge from hospital. The Patient Transport service ensures that patients are accompanied home after a hospital stay and provides company and reassurance once they are back home.

Specifically, you will:

  • Recruit, motivate and manage a team of volunteers
  • Line manage two part time Co-ordinators
  • Set up and mobilise the two services in a timely fashion
  • Promote the service to all NHS contacts and build strong relationships
  • Manage the service budget

To be considered, you will need:

  • Experience of managing and motivating teams of staff and volunteers
  • To be commercially aware with relevant experience of managing a similar service type
  • Knowledge of the needs of the community and the groups, providers and bodies within it, including health and social care providers
  • An understanding of how to use basic data to monitor trends and provide forecasts

As the Service Manager, you will have excellent communication skills and be able to work on your initiative. A team leader, you will be able to motivate staff and volunteers and establish positive and effective partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders.

This is a full time role, working 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

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Service Co-ordinator (Part Time, Contract)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 21st November 2019

Royal Voluntary Service is an innovative charity that focuses on inspiring people to give the gift of voluntary service to support the NHS and older people at home and in the community. We are now looking for two part time Service Co-ordinators to join us for a six month contract to the end of May 2020 which has a high likelihood of being extended.

If you are an organised and friendly individual, this is the ideal role in which to do more, help people and support some incredible services that are making a huge difference to older people in hospital.

You’ll discover that Royal Voluntary Service makes a difference every day and supports those who need us the most. Utilising the generous gift of time that our volunteers donate, we strive to improve the lives of older people, particularly those who are in hospital or just returning home.

As a Service Co-ordinator, you will support the Service Manager to set up and co-ordinate the two new volunteer-run services at Royal Victoria Hospital.

The On Ward Service supports patients during their hospital stay, encouraging to eat and drink and increase wellbeing through cognitive and physical exercises to ensure a successful discharge home from hospital. The Patient Transport service ensures that patients are accompanied home after a hospital stay by volunteers and provides company and reassurance back at home.

Reporting to the Service Manager, you will:

  • Recruit, train and match volunteers with clients
  • Support the day-to-day co-ordination of the service
  • Help to ensure growth and uptake of the service
  • Ensure that all data is recorded in-line with our standards

Interested? To be considered as a Service Co-ordinator, you'll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A great eye for detail, a positive attitude and superb time-management abilities are also key.

National 5 certificates (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths and English would be beneficial, as would proficiency in standard IT systems.

This is a part time role, working 21 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Flexible working options will be considered.

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Service Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st December 2019

Royal Voluntary Service is an innovative charity that focuses on inspiring people to give the gift of voluntary service to support the NHS and older people at home and in the community. We are now looking for a part time Service Co-ordinator to join us on a contract until the 31st March 2021.

If you have some knowledge of the NHS, this is the ideal role in which to do more, help people and support some incredible services that are making a huge difference to older people in hospital.

You will have the chance to support the success of a service that reduces patient recovery time and readmissions, lowers the impact of isolation and loneliness in older people and gives NHS staff more time to care for their patients.

As a Service Co-ordinator, you will support delivery of our On Ward service in Western General Hospital.

The On Ward service supports patients during their hospital stay, encouraging them to eat healthily and remain hydrated, exercise and improve their cognitive and physical abilities. Above all, the service focuses on supporting patients in preparing for a successful discharge from hospital.

Reporting to the Service Manager, you will:

- Recruit, train and match volunteers with clients

- Support the growth and uptake of the service

- Assist with the day-to-day co-ordination of the service

- Ensure that all data is recorded in line with our standards

Interested? To be considered as a Service Co-ordinator, you'll need:

- Some knowledge of the NHS, commissioning groups and local authorities, including health and social care bodies

- The ability to act on your own initiative within agreed parameters

- Excellent communication skills

National 5 certificates (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths and English would be beneficial, as would proficiency in standard IT systems.

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