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A chance to help look after the hospital’s open spaces

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital in RG1

The League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital is part of the National League and is very prominent in its role. Our current shops include Maternity shop and Coffee shop as well as retail trolley rounds.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day running of our Maternity shop. Will need to be reliable, confident, approachable, outgoing and friendly person with a flexible approach to their work. Excellent communication skills and the expertise to deal with people at all levels whilst maintaining a professional stance.

The ability to work unsupervised and to prioritise their work is essential. This includes in decision making and problem solving.

Main Duties

To assist other volunteers of the role.
Follow and give excellent Customer Service to all.
Work with the staff in ensuring security of all stock.
Regularly attend training given with the NHS Trust or League of Friends to ensure complying with requirements for the role.
Discuss with Development Manager any particular problems within the designated gardens.

This Job Description is not exhaustive. It aims to give an outline of the duties of this post.

Contact person firstname
Martin Butler, Development Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 322 8592
Mobile?
07983 982 094
Contact instructions?
Email or phone
Location address line 1
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Line 2
London Road
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 5AN

Map
Location description
League of Friends
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon-Fri daytimeMon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Is support given?
No
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses/
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
10 July 2015