VASLan, South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface are inviting applications for new and exciting roles to provide volunteer coordination on a partnership approach to community-based support around hospital discharge.
We are seeking to recruit two 28 hour ‘Volunteer Coordinator’ posts who can strengthen this partnership approach to hospital discharge. The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train, and support a team of volunteers for this new service. They will work with the NHS Discharge staff and key Third Sector organisations to enable volunteers to provide support, advice and signposting to people leaving hospital.
The coordinator will develop an understanding of need, local community provision and support the development of services that improve the lives of people leaving hospital. This will include the recruitment, interview, and induction of new volunteers to deliver varied support to patients due to be discharged from hospital. Support may include transport, house checks, food and prescription collection, wellbeing checks and referral to voluntary services for longer term support.
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about the difference volunteers can make to services and patient experience. They will be confident with IT and remote working, dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting high quality volunteers, have good communication and interpersonal skills, and will enjoy helping others to achieve their goals and make a difference.
Ideally candidates should have knowledge of a Third Sector Interface environment or experience of the local voluntary sector.
These posts will operate over a 7-day period (2 x 4-day shifts) with specialist training available to successful candidates.
For an application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01698 300390 or 07921056198.
The deadline for applications is Noon on Monday 14th February 2022