Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Title: Minibus Driver – Patients and Carers.
Supervised by: Voluntary Services
Role Summary: Using Prospect Hospice minibus to provide transport for patients and carers between their homes and Prospect Hospice sites, as directed.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
In all these matters the safety and welfare of patients, carers or clients is paramount. The rule is never to put yourself or your passenger at risk. Be guided by the lifting and handling regulations that were explained to you in the mandatory training sessions. You must NEVER lift a patient or help an incapacitated patient up or down the stairs. If a patient falls and they cannot get up independently, make them comfortable with a blanket and pillow and phone Prospect Hospice for advice. You may be instructed to call for an ambulance.
At any time, if in doubt, phone Prospect Hospice for advice on 01793 813355.
Health & Safety at Work Act
It is the responsibility of all volunteers to ensure that the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act are complied with; safe working practices are adhered to and that hazards are observed and reported to the appropriate office.
If you suffer from a medical condition or disability that may affect your driving, or if you develop a new condition or disability, or an existing once becomes worse we ask that you notify Voluntary Services as soon as possible. We all have a common law ‘duty of care’ to others, and by not passing on this information a volunteer driver:
– could put their own life at risk – could put the lives of passengers/clients at risk – could put other members of the public at risk
This role description will be reviewed periodically and may be amended according to the changing requirements of the service.
Beneficial Skills and Experiences
Suitable for someone who hasn't been bereaved in the last 12 months
Mon - Sat. Am & PM.
To apply for this role or for further information, please contact us on 01793 816193, email us or complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch. Thank You.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web