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Voluntary Services
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Blackpool
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

 

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

 

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


We have a team of staff based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital who will talk you
through your role, make sure you are comfortable with your surroundings and will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have while you are a volunteer.

We also like to say thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication in a variety of ways; we invite all of our volunteers to social activities held throughout the year and we put on a special recognition ceremony to honour all the people who give up their time to help our hospital staff and patients.

All volunteers will complete a six week trial as an opportunity for them to check if they will enjoy volunteering, and for us to assess the suitability of their voluntary role.

At all times volunteers will be expected to:

 Participate in appropriate training required by the Trust, the Voluntary
Services Department and the respective area;
 Promote a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere;
 Offer a smile to everyone and engage in friendly and appropriate conversation with those people who would like to talk;
 Demonstrate respect and sensitivity to all individuals, ensuring confidentiality
is maintained at all times;
 Refer individuals to the appropriate member of staff where necessary;

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Applicant requirements

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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Voluntary Services Department Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool FY3 8NR
T: 01253 957994 E: volunteers@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk W: www.bfwh.nhs.uk/volunteering