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Voluntary: Volunteering
Part time: 3 hours per week - Monday - Friday only 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
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08/04/2020 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients



Our refurbished Main Outpatients Department is one of the busiest in the area. Our volunteers located in the Main Outpatients entrance are the first point of contact for patients and visitors when they arrive at the hospital. They are a friendly, welcoming face and have a good knowledge of the hospital and the services offered. They help patients and visitors to navigate the different sections of MOPD, and improve visitor experience to the hospital.


Navigating can involve simple sign-posting to ensure that patients and visitors can get to wherever they need to go. More often, Navigators are guides, accompanying people across the hospital site, providing clear information about the hospital and the services available to patients. They also help to resolve customer service issues and sign-post people to other services, such as Patient Advice and Liaison Service. They also ask people about their experience at Kingston Hospital and capture feedback through the Friends & Family Test.


This role requires volunteers who are physically fit, and able to be standing or walking for most of the shift. The volunteers should thrive in a busy environment, enjoy meeting and interacting with all types of people, so good communication skills are essential. The role involves volunteering in an often very busy environment and you need to be aware of the principles of confidentiality in a hospital environment.


Navigators are needed in Main Outpatients Department from Monday to Friday. Our priority times are from 9am until 12 noon, and from 1pm until 4pm.


Essential Information:

If you are interested in more than 1 role, please submit your application on your initial preference (other roles can be discussed at assessment).

Please kindly note, you will be given an assessment appointment on 21st April  2020 which are 15mins long. The mandatory training day for this role will be on Tuesday 9th June 2020.


Please only apply if you are able to attend the above dates.

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleCare quality commission - OutstandingOur Health Heroes

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

Volunteer Team 0208 934 2549/3620

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