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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Across East Lancashire
23/08/2019 12:00

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ELHT & Me Volunteer

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of health care services primarily for the people of East Lancashire, which comprises of the Boroughs of Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, and Ribble Valley. Our Trust aims to provide appropriate, high-quality personal and organisational development interventions, which will improve patient care.

ELHT and Me Volunteer

Overview of Service:

ELHT&Me is the official charity for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. 

The charity encourages staff and the public to raise funds in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population. All funds are for the benefit of our patients and their loved ones. Your efforts, support and donations make a huge difference for patients; improving the hospital environment, buying state-of-the-art medical equipment, funding research and teaching and helping us to go way beyond the NHS standard. Donors are able to stipulate how they would like their monies to be spent or which area they would like to support. 

The income generated, mainly through donations and legacies, helps to enhance the services of the Trust. ELHT&Me ensures that all funds donated to the NHS are dealt with and accounted for properly, in accordance with Charity Commission and NHS regulations.

This role will assist the ELHT&Me fundraising team to raise much needed funds, and identify new funding streams.


  • Attending events promoting the charity and collecting donations
  • Active fundraising through planned activities such as supermarket bag packing, or distribution and collection of charity tubs locally
  • Identify where collection boxes could be places and take action on this ultimately resulting in a collection box in that area.
  • Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses (where applicable) online
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

Required qualities:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be friendly, sensitive and provide support confidentially and without judgement
  • Motivated to improve patient experience and help others
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses (where applicable) online
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

Location: Across all Trust sites and within the community

Required age: Over 16 years old, no upper age limit

Schedule (Days and Times) Shifts are flexible to fit around your schedule

Any mandatory training:

East Lancashire Hospital’s Trust requires all volunteers to attend a volunteer induction and complete core mandatory training before carrying out any voluntary activity within the Trust.

This role will also be supported by the ELHT&Me team including experienced volunteers

Is this post subject to DBS/Vetting:

This post requires a standard DBS check.


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

A Standard Disclosure is needed for this role as there is a requirement for regular contact with children or vulnerable adults but the job does not involve the need to directly work with these groups.  This is called Controlled Activity.  Therefore any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory Standard DBS check being obtained.

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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

Lynn Hackett - 01254 732500