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Donate

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Office

Opening Times are Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm

Welcome to The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath) provide amenities and comforts for patients and relatives which could not otherwise be provided by the NHS. This includes having volunteers across the hospital, fundraising along with a Coffee Shop and Shop.
Find us at B18 in the Royal United Hospital.

Opening Hours are:

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm 
Coffee Shop Opening Hours are: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm
Core Office Opening Hours are: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm 

Welcome to The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath) provide amenities and comforts for patients and relatives which could not otherwise be provided by the NHS. This includes having volunteers across the hospital, fundraising along with a Coffee Shop and Shop.
Find us at B18 in the Royal United Hospital.

Opening Hours are:

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm 
Coffee Shop Opening Hours are: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm
Core Office Opening Hours are: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm 

Covid-19 Volunteering

During the Covid-19 crisis we are introducing new roles that would help our staff and patients during this difficult time.

Please click on the link below to take you to the new registration site . Once you have completed the registration process someone from the recruitment team will be in touch .

Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering for us .

 

Click to visit our new volunteer Registration site.

  NEWS

June 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the new Friends of the RUH June 2021 newsletter. We’re keen to share with you some updates, news and a heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers, members and supporters. Volunteers’ Week 2021 – 1-7 June  Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thanks for the contribution made by millions of people across the UK through volunteering. Our volunteers are appreciated all year-round, and we’d like to thank you again for the difference you...

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Volunteer at the RUH

In Volunteers Week we’re celebrating and saying a huge thank you to all our volunteers for their kindness and generosity helping patients and staff.

Click below to view the Volunteer at the RUH video.

  LATEST VACANCIES

Communications and Engagement Volunteer

Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

Volunteering Opportunity

Communications and Engagement Volunteer

What we are looking for

To strengthen the Communications of the Charity we want to appoint a communications and engagement volunteer. We have some exciting plans for the Friends and we want to strengthen our team by recruiting for this position.

Practical Considerations

We need someone who is able to act as the coordinator of communication activity, building relationships, utilising existing channels, securing publicity, editing a quarterly newsletter and helping to spread the word about the great work the Friends do to help patients of the RUH.

About the Friends of the RUH

The League of Friends of the RUH was established more than 60 years ago. Our aim is to provide amenities and support services for patients that would not otherwise be provided by the NHS or the other statutory bodies.

We run two retail units in the hospital – the convenience shop in the Atrium and the Friends Coffee House. We employ staff and we also provide a range of volunteer services for the hospital and have a volunteer workforce providing support services across the hospital.

Communications and Engagement Volunteer

Role Description

Summary

• Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s communications in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.

Main Responsibilities

• To source stories, review and edit a quarterly newsletter

• To actively contribute to existing channels within the RUH by building relationships and sharing regular content/stories with the hospitals communications team.

• To ensure that opportunities to promote the Friends charity, its retail offerings of the shop and coffee house and volunteering within the RUH are maximised

• To provide the Board of Trustees and staff with updates on communication including reporting on coverage and reach on a monthly basis

• To work closely with the volunteer social media manager to develop our communications strategy on a voluntary basis.

Qualities

Essential

• Experience of Communications/public relations or a flair for presenting information in a creative and accessible format.

• Good level of written English.

• Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning needs of charity’s communications and ways to increase engagement

• Good IT Skills

• Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity

• Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively

Desirable

• Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector

Commitment

• We anticipate this will take up to 8 hours a month, not necessarily all at once and we would require the person who is applying to commit to a term of at least a year in order to begin to shape this new role.

All Volunteers are required to provide references, DBS and occupational health clearance before starting to volunteer for us.

If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and CV to louise.belsey1@nhs.net, and if you have any queries please use the same email address.

 

Click here to download a Word document for the Communications and Engagement Volunteer vacancy

Social Media Volunteer

Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

Volunteering Opportunity

Social Media Volunteer

What we are looking for

To strengthen the Communications of the Charity we want to appoint a social media volunteer. We have some exciting plans for the Friends and we want to strengthen our team by recruiting for this position as well as communications and engagement lead to positively represent the organisation.

Practical Considerations

We need someone who is able to act as the coordinator of our social media activity, auditing and utilising existing channels, creating great content, securing publicity, taking photos and videos and helping to spread the word about the great work the Friends do to help patients of the RUH.

About the Friends of the RUH

The League of Friends of the RUH was established more than 60 years ago. Our aim is to provide amenities and support services for patients that would not otherwise be provided by the NHS or the other statutory bodies.

We run two retail units in the hospital – the convenience shop in the Atrium and the Friends Coffee House. We employ staff and we also provide a range of volunteer services for the hospital and have a volunteer workforce providing support services across the hospital.

Social Media Volunteer

Role Description

Summary

• Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s social media in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.

Main Responsibilities

• To source stories and great engaging content to share on the appropriate channels

• To actively grow our audience, increase engagement and help promote our retail offerings.

• To ensure that opportunities to promote the Friends charity via social media are maximised.

• To provide the Board of Trustees and staff with updates on communication including reporting on coverage and reach on a monthly basis

• To work closely with the volunteer communications and engagement volunteer to develop our communications strategy on a voluntary basis.

Qualities

Essential

• Experience of Social media/communications/public relations or a flair for presenting information in a creative and accessible format.

• Good level of written English.

• Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning the needs of charity’s communications and ways to increase engagement

• Good IT Skills

• Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity

• Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively

Desirable

• Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector

• Experience in analytics

Commitment

• We anticipate this will take up to 8 hours a month, not necessarily all at once and we would require the person who is applying to commit to a term of at least a year in order to begin to shape this new role.

All Volunteers are required to provide references, DBS and occupational health clearance before starting to volunteer for us.

If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and CV to louise.belsey1@nhs.net, and if you have any queries please use the same email address.

 

Click here to download a Word document for the Social Media Volunteer vacancy

LATEST DONATION

OCT 8TH 2019

On the evening of October 8th 2019 we were delighted to hand over our donation of £150,000 to the critical care project. This is a collaboration between the Forever Friends and our organisation to fund columns to house clinical information systems for each patient so the staff can deliver care in a more modern way.
We donate to the Trust in many ways.

LATEST DONATION

OCT 8TH 2019

On the evening of October 8th 2019 we were delighted to hand over our donation of £150,000 to the critical care project. This is a collaboration between the Forever Friends and our organisation to fund columns to house clinical information systems for each patient so the staff can deliver care in a more modern way.
We donate to the Trust in many ways.

ABOUT THE HOSPITAL

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.

The Trust occupies a 52-acre site about 1½ miles from Bath city centre and became a National Health Service Trust in 1992.
Visit the Hospital website

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CONTACT US

The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath),
B18, Royal United Hospital,
Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG

Office Opening Hours are:
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Telephone: 01225 824046
email: ruh-tr.volunteers@nhs.net

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