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Blue Skies Shop and Trolley Service at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blue Skies Hospitals Fund

Blue Skies Hospital Fund is the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals – we support the best in patient care and medical research for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help in our shop and with trolley service that operates throughout the hospital and can commit to a minimum of 3 hours volunteering a week.

The Blue Skies Shop is situated in the Outpatient area of Blackpool Victoria Hospital and is open 9am-4pm on weekdays. Our shop is a great destination for staff, patients and visitors looking for a refreshment whilst at the hospital.

Our trolleys travel around the hospital providing patients with refreshments during their stay. Trolleys go out in the mornings and the afternoons.

Our application is the same used across the Trust so it can look quite daunting - do not worry, we only need to know who you are, why you would like to volunteer with us, what skills you have and a character reference. You will be invited to an 'interview' which is actually an informal chat with us so that we can get to know you and how you would like to get involved. Part of the application process will involve a DBS check which will be paid for by Blackpool Hospital Trust. 

For further information or to find out if this role is for you, you can contact:

Jess Lonsdale, Office and Retail Manager, 01253 957903, jessica.lonsdale2@nhs.net

Lily Norman, Office and Retail Administrator, 01253 952502, lily.norman1@nhs.net

Check out our website and social media to see what we are all about!

https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/blueskies/become-a-blue-skies-volunteer/

What skills do I need?

Full training will be provided.

Required Qualities:

  • Friendly and approachable to customers and patients
  • Efficient at planning and organising
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Trustworthy and honest

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Details

Our shift patterns are as follows: Shop: 8:30am-11:00am, 11:00am-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm (Monday-Friday) Trolleys: 8:30am-11:00am, 1:30pm-4:00pm (Monday-Friday) Shifts times can be slightly adjusted in some cases.

Where does this role take place?

Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Whinney Heys Road
Blackpool
FY3 8NR

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Register your interest
  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Retail
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Retail
  • Details
  • Accessibility
    Our shop has wheelchair access and further adjustments can be made if required
  • Age restrictions
    Must be at least 16 years old
  • DBS check required
    DBS required - fully paid by the Trust
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • CRB Check
  • Informal Discussion
  • References

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