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We are currently recruiting for the following roles. If you are interested in any of these roles please register to apply by clicking here. If you are interesting in roles that are not listed below, please do get in touch and we can advise of availability.

  • Do you have a calm, friendly manner?
  • Are you interested in providing a warm welcome to patients and visitors?
  • Do you have excellent customer service skills?
  • Are you comfortable using computers/technology?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for people who are available for a weekly session on a Tuesday morning from 9-11.30am or Friday afternoon, from 1-3.30pm.

Check-in kiosks have been installed in the hospital, (the type you may have seen in GP surgeries). You will be the friendly face that welcomes patients into the department encouraging them to use the check-in kiosk independently to book in for their appointment and complete a brief online medical questionnaire. Or with permission, you may input the information on behalf of the patient, if they request assistance.

As the Emergency Department at East Cheshire NHS Trust becomes busier, we are looking for confident, compassionate people to join the team as the first point of contact for anyone entering the area.

  • Are you interested in providing a warm welcome to people?
  • Do you have good communication skills?
  • Are you patient in your interactions with people?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for people to provide a half day session in a meet and greet role in our Emergency Department. Based at the entrance, your role will be to welcome people, establish their destination and signpost as appropriate.

Many people will require directing back out to the correct department, others will require signposting on to triage. You may be supporting people who use wheelchairs to reach their destination, you will be maintaining a tidy area and communicating with patients as needed.

We are looking for people throughout the week and are planning a half day session per volunteer. This is a new role which will have a positive impact on patient flow through the hospital.

All applicants for this role must be 18 years old or above.

 

The Garden Volunteer Team at East Cheshire Trust are looking for volunteers to support them the Courtyard Garden Project at Macclesfield General Hospital.

The Garden volunteers generally meet on a Friday, but the working day can vary depending on the weather conditions.

The Courtyard Garden has had a significant impact on the wellbeing of patients and staff over the last couple of years.

The role involves:

  • Weeding and general tidying of the garden
  • Pruning of shrubs and other planting as necessary (seasonal)
  • Watering as necessary
  • Cleaning and maintenance of garden furniture
  • Arranging the disposal of garden rubbish
  • Helping enhance the general area for all
  • There will be no interaction with patients/vulnerable people

 

Role requirements:

Some gardening knowledge is helpful, but guidance is provided by experienced gardeners.

Being able to join WhatsApp and email groups is helpful, as gardening work is co-ordinated this way.

If you enjoy being outdoors and have some time to give back to the local community, this would be an ideal role. It will also suit someone looking to gain gardening experience.

Hours:

Three to four hours per week. The day can vary depending on the weather conditions and volunteer availability. The work is co-ordinated by WhatsApp/email.

The Volunteer Team at Macclesfield District General Hospital is currently looking for Weekend Response Volunteers.  

Response Volunteers support activity at MDGH by:

  • Transporting patients in wheelchairs between different locations
  • Taking blood samples to the lab
  • Transporting prescriptions / medication
  • Carrying out admin tasks including photocopying and filing
  • Collecting printing from the print room
  • Collecting equipment
  • Transporting medical records
  • Transporting patients’ belongings
  • Acting as a chaperone in clinics
  • Answering the phone
  • Making drinks for patients
  • Sitting with anxious patients
  • Any other tasks within the remit of a volunteer (see below for tasks which volunteers may not carry out)

Due to the nature of the role, all volunteers must be aged 18+. Applicants should be able to work with minimal supervision.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Gain experience for your CV
  • Develop new skills and build confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give something back to the local community
  • Help others

Hours available: Tuesday, 9am-1pm; Wednesday, 1-5pm; Saturday, 1-5pm; Sunday, 9am-1pm and1-5pm.

As part of the application process, applicants are required to undergo an Enhanced (with adults barred) DBS check. This is covered by East Cheshire NHS Trust.

To find out more information about volunteering at East Cheshire NHS Trust, please click here.

If you would like to discuss the role with a member of the Volunteer Team, you can contact us on ecn-tr.volunteering@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can call 01625 661974.

Ward Helper Volunteer - Accident and Emergency Department

The A&E department at Macclesfield District General Hospital is currently looking for Ward Helper Volunteers.

Ward Helpers support activity in the department by:

  • Meeting and greeting patients
  • Making refreshments for patients
  • Talking to anxious patients
  • Assisting patients in wheelchairs
  • Helping staff with general admin and tidying (includes washing up cups)

Due to the working location, all volunteers must be aged 18+

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Gain experience for your CV
  • Develop new skills and build confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give something back to the local community
  • Help others

Hours available: Monday-Sunday (9am-9pm)

As part of the application process, applicants are required to undergo an Enhanced (with adults barred) DBS check. This is covered by East Cheshire NHS Trust.

To find out more information about volunteering at East Cheshire NHS Trust, please click here.

If you would like to discuss the role with a member of the Volunteer Team, you can contact us on ecn-tr.volunteering@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can call 01625 661974.

Ward Helper Volunteer (Female Only)

The Breast Screening Clinic in New Alderley House at Macclesfield District General Hospital is currently looking for Ward Helper Volunteers on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday morning (9.30am-12.30pm)

The Ward Helpers will support activity in the clinic by:

  • Meeting and greeting patients
  • Making refreshments for patients in the waiting area
  • Talking to anxious patients
  • Assisting patients in wheelchairs
  • Helping staff with general admin and tidying

Due to the nature of the work carried out by the clinic, we can only accept female volunteers for this role.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Gain experience for your CV
  • Develop new skills and build confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give something back to the local community
  • Help others

As part of the application process, applicants are required to undergo an Enhanced (with adults barred) DBS check. This is covered by East Cheshire NHS Trust.

To find out more information about volunteering at East Cheshire NHS Trust, please click here.

If you would like to discuss the role with a member of the Volunteer Team, you can contact us on ecn-tr.volunteering@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can call 01625 661974.

We are looking for people to join our busy welcoming service based at the main entrance to the hospital. For you, good customer service will be a priority - you will be patient and compassionate, whilst having good communication skills. We are looking for a volunteer to do a Friday afternoon from 1-5pm.

During the session you will find yourself doing a range of tasks:

  • Pushing patients using wheelchairs to their destination
  • Giving out directions to people who have just arrived on site
  • Encouraging people to use the outpatients' check-in kiosk
  • Restocking facemask dispensers
  • Answering many ad hoc inquiries 

If you want to be that first friendly face that people encounter, this may be the role for you!