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Jewish Chaplaincy Volunteer for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
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Thursday 28th August 2014

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Jewish visiting are looking to recruit a volunteer to work as part of the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Services in supporting Jewish patients and their families at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The desired candidate must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week for a 12 month period.

Working with the Trust’s Rabbi and chaplaincy team, the chaplaincy volunteer will visit Jewish patients regularly, at least once a week, liaising with external Jewish groups or Rabbis, as necessary. The role will include participating in activities for patients and staff to mark the Jewish festivals. The volunteer will also be involved in the development and delivering of training for staff on meeting the needs of the Jewish patient and their family.

You will need an excellent knowledge and understanding of the whole range of Jewish patients and families at GOSH, a friendly approachable personality and the ability to negotiate and deal with difficult situations. Experience in a caring profession and/or recent volunteering experience would be a significant advantage.

We will provide: - training and induction to GOSH, supervision and support from a dedicated member of the Chaplaincy staff team at GOSH and specific training for the role. A food voucher is provided and reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.

If you would like to apply for this role, please complete the application form together with the Equal Opportunities form and either e-mail it to or send it to Volunteer Services,

Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street London, WC1N 3JH. The forms will be available on the GOSH website at as from 18th August 2014.

The deadline for applications is 5th September and interviews will be held on 17th September.