Volunteer Covid Support Various Roles Colchester

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Anglian Community Ente
Competitive salary
10 Jun 2021
20 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) Community Interest Company was created on 1st January 2011. We provide a range of community health and well-being services to the population of North East Essex. We are an employee-owned community interest company which means our staff own the organisation and although they do not receive any financial dividends, they are able to influence the decision-making of the organisation. In addition we reinvest any profits back into developing our local services and to support the local community. We have been awarded Independent Provider Status into the NHS Pension Scheme for the majority of our contracts .

Our vision is to be the leader in the communities that we serve, providing innovation, quality, and value for money as we deliver healthcare services that are accessible to all.

Our social mission is to maximise our role as a service provider, employer, purchaser, community member, partner and investor to improve the health and well-being of the communities in which we work. Our commercial mission is to provide effective, profitable, value for money services which meets the needs of our customers and support organisational growth

Our Values are: 1 Team, Action Orientated, Excellence in all we do, Community Focused. Further information about these can be found on the Key Benefits and Information sheet


(Various volunteer roles in Clacton, Harwich, Mersea & Colchester)

• Podiatry Service
Volunteers for clinic sites that are open (Clacton Reckitt Lodge, Monday - Friday, PCC Monday - Friday, and Harwich and Mersea on some days), for help with monitoring waiting areas, Clinical wiping down of handles and desks every hour, helping with wiping down plinths and general cleaning of bits that cleaners don't cover. Stock checking support once a week.

• Respiratory Team

Volunteers to help stock check, box up supplies to patients, drop off kit/letters/sputum pots (without sputum in) to patients' doorsteps (if they are able to) and pick up sputum samples with forms and take them to pick up points. If they can also collect equipment (bagged) from patients - double bag it and then bring back to a collection point for cleaning. If they are allowed to decontaminate equipment then that too - means usage of Clinell and Chlor-Clean which has a COSHH assessment.

• Respiratory, SLT and Stroke

PPE buddy - so trained to assist with PPE being put on and taken off for visits that need AGP level PPE. They could stay in an anteroom (so not to enter the room where care being given), though would need to enter the house. Weekends as well as weekdays.

• All Services

Prescription requests and medication pick ups, food shopping help, help with how to join video calls for patients (so they can participate in video health appointments) and help with joining social networks online.

• Specialist Therapies

A project with remote observation kits hoping to be rolled out at the end of the month - some IT savvy people are needed who could take kit out to patients and help set up would be great (which would mean going into patients' homes, so we might need to do that bit), though if they can help with collections and general transferring kit between points. We also have alcove devices (which if they could take out when needed) and then prompt people from their door step to plug in and touch the screen -that would help.

• Admin Teams

Assisting with handing out PPE and lateral flow test results.

• Cardiology

We have scanning that needs to go to KH mainly from our Tuesday Echo Clinics. We often have prescriptions and blood forms that need to go to patients from our virtual clinics and when we have called patients back who have symptoms, often posting can take a while so dropping off urgent ones would be useful. Help also required with home based literature for cardiac rehabilitation.

Our main admin base is at Kennedy House Clacton, so we get all our stock delivered there. This stock is needed in clinics at PCC and Clacton Hospital, hence members of the team are going to collect these items for the clinic venues (which could also be done by volunteers). This includes cardiology stock and PPE for clinics.


No specific skills are required, but volunteers will need to have the ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner, be reliable and adhere to covid safety procedures.

Volunteers will need to start as soon as possible, so if this is something you are interested in and you want to be part of this important response to covid crisis, please apply now.

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Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community

You are advised to read all of the attached documentation before completing your application form including the:
  • Privacy Notice - which explains how we use your data
  • Job description and person specification as your application will be judged against this criteria
  • Key Benefits & Information Sheet which details ACE's values, Pre employment checks required and the benefits of working with the organisation (including pension information)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service information sheet if a DBS is required

We operate a probationary policy and all new staff will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. All Qualified Nurses will be required to undertake a Drug Calculation Test as part of this probationary period

Please note we do not re-imburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance

If the post you are applying for requires any level of professional qualification or professional registration you will be required to bring evidence of this to interview and at appointment stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in all areas of the organisation and through our policies we aim to encourage, manage and value diversity to ensure equality for all.

If you are short listed for interview, details will be sent to you by e-mail via the NHS Jobs website . You are therefore advised to check your e-mail (including your junk folder) and your NHS Jobs account on a regular basis

We look forward to receiving your completed application form

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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