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Community Exercise Volunteer

Volunteer

Main area
Volunteering
Grade
Volunteer
Contract
Voluntary
Hours
Part time - 3 hours per week (3 hours per week - Monday - Thursday 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4pm)
Job ref
CEV508
Site
Kingston Hospial
Town
Kingston Upon Thames
Salary
N/A
Closing
07/11/2021 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



 


 

Are you interested in working with individuals to improve their balance and minimise their risk of falls? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to be part of the community-based volunteering team across Kingston Borough. Supporting people at risk of falls within the community to remain in their homes and support them with an exercise programme to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence.

Physiotherapists will prescribe specific exercises tailored to each patient which you will practice with the patients at home for 8 weeks after the patient has been discharged from hospital. You will be an integral part of supporting patients to reduce barriers to get active such as finding activities that suit their budget or transport needs.

Please kindly note, you will be given an appointment for a virtual assessment via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 16th November 2021 which is 15 mins long. 

Mandatory role training will be held on Monday 6th December between 12pm - 4pm via MS Teams and on Tuesday 7th December from 12pm - 4pm at Kingston Hospital.

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

 

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

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Volunteering Team
Email address
khft.volunteering@nhs.net
Telephone number
0208 934 2549 or 0208 9343620