This role is suited to remote working and can start right away. As we begin to reopen after the pandemic, a regular physical presence at the hospice will also be important.

What will this role involve day-to-day?
  • Working with colleagues within the Care Delivery Team in delivering excellent person-centred care to patients and their families.
  • Supporting the delivery of ‘best practice’ by the wider Care Team through following operating policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring, within hospice procedures and resources, that the needs of patients and families are at the core of all that we do.
  • Championing our social model of a volunteer-led service driven to provide excellent palliative care, to colleagues, patients, families, carers and wider multi-disciplinary team across Hywel Dda UHB.
  • Carrying out patient assessments prior to engaging with the service, and reassessments following any changes, or at a predetermined date to identify patient needs and wishes and to ascertain how the hospice may best support those patients.
  • Completing personalised care plans with each patient and their family / friends, according to the service we are offering them, in line with their individual needs and in agreement with them.
  • Embracing different methods of assessing and engaging with patients according to their individual needs and preferences. This includes but is not limited to: interactions via phone, email, online media such as Google Meet, Zoom or Skype, plus face-to-face assessments, in patients’ own homes, at Skanda Vale Hospice, or other appropriate locations such as hospitals or daycare facilities.
  • Cooperating fully with the Lead Nurse, Deputy Lead Nurse and Assessment Team in the coordination and ongoing development of the Assessment and Care Planning process.
  • Upholding the ethos of Skanda Vale Hospice (SVH) ensuring person-centred care, both for the patient and their family / friends, from the point of referral through to the end of engagement with the service.
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How to apply

Please fill in the application form below and if you have any questions please email:

What happens next?

We will be in touch within a few days. We’ll ask for two character references from colleagues or professionals and run a DBS check for you. If you are registered with the DBS update service we can check your details online and begin your induction training. Then you’ll be ready to roll!

Apply for this role

  • The volunteer role

  • Please tell us about your skills, knowledge and relevant experience.
  • What attracts you to volunteering at Skanda Vale Hospice?
  • Please tell us if you can speak or write in Welsh or any other language.
  • How much time do you feel you MIGHT be able to offer to the role?
  • What time of day usually works best for you? (Please tick as many as you wish)

  • Your references

    Please give details below of two individuals who you are happy for us to approach for a reference. Your referees must have known you for at least two years and cannot be related to you.
  • Please tell us how this person knows you, ie: line manager, colleague, minister etc.
  • Please tell us how this person knows you, ie: line manager, colleague, minister etc.

  • Health & personal issues

  • Health and personal issues do not disqualify people from volunteering with us, but we need to understand to be able to accommodate your needs safely wherever we can. Please tell us if you have any medical or personal conditions and requirements that may affect your activities as a volunteer.
  • I declare that the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am aware that the information I have given will be treated confidentially and consent to it being used and stored as stated above. This is not a legally binding contract. The information you provide on this form will be used for the purposes of assessing your application and will be handled in line with our Data Protection & Privacy Policy.