The Haven is an award winning charity which aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by a range of life limiting conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Information and support is provided, to clients and their families, by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists and volunteers. Our aim is to support our clients to understand all aspects of their illness, treatment and care; to improve their emotional wellbeing and ability to manage stress and to sustain carers in their caring role. The Haven has been recognised nationally through attainment of the King’s Fund/GSK IMPACT Award and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
In April 2016 a brand new custom designed building opened in Forth with the aim, via a 3 year development plan, of becoming a vibrant hub from which to deliver an increased range and number of Haven services to families across rural Clydesdale. The ‘Be Included Be Involved’ Project is a new initiative designed to increase access for people living in Forth and the surrounding areas of Clydesdale to a range of volunteering opportunities.
Volunteers are a very important part of The Haven team who work as part of a multidisciplinary team with nurses and therapists to ensure our clients receive the highest standard of care. Volunteer opportunities within The Haven, such as Peer Support Volunteers, Volunteer therapists and a range of additional volunteering opportunities allow people to learn new skills, build confidence and develop experience in a health care setting and as a result move them further towards their personal volunteering/career aspirations.
Through the delivery of an exciting new initiative, the “Be Included - Be Involved” project, and with the support of key partners, we aim to establish self-sustaining, robust volunteering pathways and 30 volunteering opportunities. This will allow us to increase the range and number of services we deliver to families affected by Life Limiting Illness in Clydesdale.
Be Included Be Involved offers the potential for a highly motivated, empathic and compassionate individual to join our multidisciplinary team to support the successful development and delivery of the project and associated outcomes. This is an ideal opportunity for a recent college or university graduate to develop a range of skills in an intern/project assistant role or equally for a confident and skilled administrator to undertake a new challenge as part of a project team.
This post will be based within The Haven Centre at Forth (36 Manse Rd, Forth ML11 8AJ).
Full Job Description attached below.
Applications in the form of a supporting letter that outlines why you are applying for the post, your relevant skills and experience and the personal qualities you would bring to the role (up to 2 A4 pages), and in addition a skills based CV to:
HR Department - Mark this for the attention of (June Sutherland – Service Manager)
The Haven Blantyre Health Centre
Blantyre G72 0BS
Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 28th November 2018
This post is funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund