Be part of something BIG – COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Volunteers needed

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of its COVID-19 vaccination programme from January 2021 onwards.

The role

We are looking for Volunteer Stewards to work both at our hospital vaccination centres, and at our large scale site at the Sheffield Arena. This will be a varied role, supporting the vaccine centre with duties including directing and signposting attendees, informing attendees about COVID safety measures, handing out information and providing general support to staff working at the site. The role will be and active one and volunteers will need to be mobile/on their feet for the duration of the session. Shifts are likely to be 4 hours long with sites operating 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.

What we are looking for

The project is still in development and therefore we are looking for volunteers who are able to be flexible and respond to the needs of the role as it evolves. Your precise start date is yet to be determined and you may be called upon at short notice. We are looking for individuals who can volunteer for at least 4 hours a week on a regular basis for at least 3 months and who have great interpersonal skills as this role will be very much about interacting with the public.

Due to the nature of the project and the current national and local restrictions, training and induction will take place online and rotas will be communicated by way of a smartphone app. For this reason we are looking for volunteers who have an email address and access to a computer and smartphone.

If you have additional skills such being able to speak other languages, use of British Sign Language or Basic Life Support Skills, please indicate this on the application form.

At this stage applications are welcomed from those aged 18 and over.

What we can offer

An opportunity to be involved in an important and historic undertaking as well as meeting new people, increasing confidence and the satisfaction of knowing you are doing something worthwhile.

Out of pocket expenses will be provided along with all required training. References will be available for volunteers who attend regularly and commit the required number of hours.

All required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided.

How to apply

The Role Description for this role is attached. Please apply online here http://bttr.im/hy7ss

We may close the recruitment process if we receive the required number of applications.

On application you will provide your details and indicate your availability. If you are shortlisted you will be asked to provide ID documents for identity and DBS checks. An individual COVID-19 risk assessment will be conducted for each volunteer and you will undertake the Trust’s mandatory training before commencing in role. You will also need to provide details of referees and complete an Occupational Health questionnaire.

Questions

If you have any questions about the role before applying please email sth.volunteer@nhs.net and we will get back to you.