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Chaplaincy Volunteer


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Voluntary: N/A
Part time: 3hrs per week - Shifts available 7 days a week
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Kingston Hospital
Kingston Upon Thames
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



Chaplaincy volunteers play an important role within our Hospital Chaplaincy Team. Volunteers can assist with the pastoral and spiritual support of patients of all faiths and philosophies of life, and can also help the Team with administration and the organisation of special events, such as open days, cultural celebrations and memorial services.

Chaplaincy volunteers visit are assigned wards to spend time with patients on a one-to-one basis, providing companionship and spiritual support as needed. Volunteers can assist patients with referral to a Chaplain to ensure any specific spiritual or religious needs are met. The Chaplaincy provides a Sitting Service to support families with loved ones who are nearing the end of life, and some volunteers are able to be involved in this.

Our Chaplaincy Volunteers are drawn from all faiths and all walks of life and need to be a member of good standing within their own faith or philosophical tradition. Volunteers will be willing to work in a multi-cultural setting, supporting without judgment those who may wish to explore their own concerns, beliefs and values. This role suits volunteers who enjoy meeting people, building rapport and have the maturity to listen to people who may be in distress. We welcome volunteers who can bring enthusiasm, reliability and commitment to this role.

Apply today to join this dynamic team.

BEFORE YOU APPLY ONLINE - Please call The Revd. Susan Van Beveren on 0208 546 2292 for an initial informal discussion regarding this role.


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 27th 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.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people 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

To find out more call the Head of Chaplaincy, Pastoral & Spiritual Support Services.

Revd Susan van Beveren on 0208 546 2292

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