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Job Opportunity: Volunteer Car Drivers Lancashire:North West Ambulance Service

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Volunteer Car Drivers Lancashire

Job Listing reference: 242-0613A

   . North West Ambulance Service
   . Volunteer Driver
Job location:
   . Lancashire
   . Expenses Reimbursed
The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if a large number of applications are received.
If you do not have regular access to your email Contact Us by a member of the HR Hub Team on 0345 11 22 018.
After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to North West Ambulance Service transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
Due to the volume of applications received for our advertisements, we will only contact those candidates shortlisted for interview via email; we aim to do this within 4 weeks of the closing date. If you do not receive the email, it will be that you have not been shortlisting on this occasion. When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the job description and person specification fully. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your capability to undertake this function, drawing on your expertise, expertise and practice.
We also offers a range of excellent benefits including a pension scheme, up to 33 days Annual leave (exclusive of bank holidays), training and development opportunities, access to NHS discounts, Car Lease Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, NHS Mortgages and Childcare Vouchers.
From 1st September 2018, Section 2 of the Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions will automatically apply to the calculation of unsocial hours for all appointments that commence in post from this date (except secondments).

Volunteer Car Drivers
Our Patient Transport Service operation is supported by an active and much valued cohort of Volunteer Car Drivers who operate all over the North West.
Volunteer Car Drivers are volunteers who live and work in the local community and give up their time to assist our Patient Transport Service in transporting mobile patients to and from hospital appointments such as outpatients, radiotherapy, renal dialysis, etc. This service is greatly relied on and appreciated by the patients we transport as demonstrated by the volume of compliment cards we receive.
we At Presenthave approximately 330 volunteers and are looking for people who live in Lancashire who would be willing to give their time to provide this service. We are seeking for volunteers with availcapability between the hours of 06:00am and 09:00pm.
The frequency and quantity of hours are flexible and determined by your availcapability as this is what is great about being a volunteer as you can choose to help out when it suits you.
* If you live in Lancaster, Forton, Carnforth or Morecambe please apply through Cumbria advert 242-0612 *
* If you live in Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Warrington or Bolton please apply through Manchester advert 242-0615 *
* If you live in St Helens, Southport, Hesketh bank or Skelmersdale please apply through Merseyside advert 242-0614 *
As a volunteer, you will not receive a income however you will receive a mileage allowance of 39p per mile for all miles driven whilst volunteering. In addition you would receive any out of pocket expenses such as car park fees, telephone calls and subsistence for a meal for any journeys exceeding 100 miles in one direction.
To apply to become a volunteer the applicant must have;
Access to a four door car
Fully comprehensive Insurance to carry patients and indemnity to operate as a volunteer
No more than six points on their licence
A DBS check which does not show any contra indicating offences
Have access to the internet and email
Recruitment Process
Applications are made via NHS Jobs and will follow the process below;
What training will you receive?
Volunteers attend induction training. This covers topics such as;
The driver handbook
Overview of the Patient Transport Service
Allocation of work
Safe practice
Documentation - Completion and submission
Month End procedures
Volunteers are provided with access to online mandatory training modules. This covers topics such as;
Safeguarding of adults and children
Basic Life Support
Health And safety
Moving and Handling
Dementia consciousness
Car of the elderly patient
Conflict and communication
Risk Management
Infection avoidance & Control
continuing Checks
Once a volunteer has been accepted, the following checks will be undertaken on a regular basis;
Driving Licence check (Annual through the website)
MOT check (Annual through the website)
Insurance check (Annual- Certificate supplied by driver)
DBS Check (Every 3 years)
For further details / informal visits contact:
Lucy Earl- 01772 773183

Any offer of employment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information, provide false or misleading information. prosperous candidates will receive a conditional offer of employment, subject to the NHS Employment Checks Standards. Reference checks will cover a minimum of a three year period and will include a request for the number of days and occasions of sickness absence covering a minimum two year period. In line with equality legislation, the earliest point at which we will ask health related questions is when an offer of employment has been made. Absences related to discapability may be excluded from these considerations; consideration would be given as to what would be a reasonable attendance level, located on the information available. Absences related to pregnancy, maternity and/or gender reassignment will be excluded from these considerations. Detailed information on the NHS Employment Checks Standards is available on the NHS Employers website; search ‘employment checks’. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made for this disclosure, and there will be a requirement to sign up to the DBS update service.
Northwest Ambulance Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet our minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process. We will not tolerate discrimination on any of the following: gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, discapability, working pattern, caring responsibilities trade union activity or political beliefs-or any other grounds. The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of staff from BME backgrounds. We therefore encourage applications from a wide variety of backgrounds to improve the diversity of our workforce and to better reflect the communities we serve.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Job Type:
   . Voluntary
Working pattern:
   . Flexible
Pay Scheme:
   . Other
Staff Group:
   . Estates & Ancillary
   . Volunteer Driver

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