Hospital Voluntary Sector Navigator – closing date 3 December 2018

An exciting opportunity to be part of a new service supporting older and vulnerable people when they leave hospital

Are you a good listener? Do you want to help connect people to voluntary organisations which can support them to stay safe and well when they leave hospital? Do you want to make a real difference for older and vulnerable people?

Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) and Involve Community Services are piloting a Hospital Voluntary Sector Navigation service to provide patients, their families, and staff, with information about voluntary and community services and activities which can support people when they are discharged from hospital. This builds on existing Social Prescribing and Community Navigator services in Reading and Wokingham.

RVA and Involve are each recruiting one part-time navigator for 25 hours a week, to start as soon as possible

The Navigators will work closely with staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and also visit patients in the three community hospitals in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire.

The successful candidates will be part of a new and exciting service, which is welcomed by our colleagues in the hospitals.The Hospital Voluntary Sector Navigator service may evolve over time as relationships develop and opportunities for closer working emerge.

This pilot is one of four additional voluntary sector services at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) over the winter period, supporting patients and staff, and aiming to ensure that patients can be discharged as soon as they are medically fit, can settle back at home with the support they need, and have a reduced risk of re-admission.



Address Line 1
3rd Floor, Reading Central Library
Address line 2
Abbey Square
Postholder needs own transport
Contract type
Temporary, Contract, or Project
Central Reading
28 hours per week @ £13 per hour
Sarah Morland, Partnership Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 9372273
Reference number for post
How to apply

Download the application pack here.  Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Open for applications from
20 November 2018
Closing date for applications
3 December 2018
Scheduled interview date
6 December 2018
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course