Council/Involvement Note Taker

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
St Albans
Depending on experience This is a Voluntary UNPAID Role
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Job summary

To enhance and improve the quality of the service user's life by providing impartial, empathic companionship with the aim of helping to reduce stress, social isolation and loneliness.

Hertfordshire Partnerships University Foundation Trust (HPFT) is committed to providing excellent health and social care for people with mental ill health, physical ill health and those with learning disabilities. We do this by providing services which make a positive difference to the lives of patients, service users and their carers, underpinned by the principles of choice, independence and equality.We provide integrated health and social care across community and inpatient settings treating and caring for people across Hertfordshire, Norfolk and North Essex.

Main duties of the job

Volunteer Role Council/Involvement Note Taker

Salary: Unpaid volunteering

Base: Remotely at present, but there may be some face-to-face inhouse meetings at the Colonnades in Hatfield (Head Office) or Waverley Road, St Albans (As and when required)

Able to commit to 10 hours/month.
  • The purpose is to attend the planning meetings/All Council Meetings/any other required meeting for the Council to take notes.
  • Have the time and commitment to be able to type up notes/checking/editing the work and liaising where required.
  • Good communication skills, friendly, reliable .

We are looking for people who are reliable, able to organise and prioritise their own workload and maintain a safe working environment.

What's in it for you: Participating in a meaningful and valuable experience; Exposure to the healthcare environment; demonstrating your existing skills; and developing new ones.

As a volunteer you will attend the Trust's Volunteer Induction and receive any relevant training.

This role is an unpaid role but reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

If you have and questions please email

About us

HPFT recognises the valuable contribution of our volunteers in helping us HPFT recognises that although volunteers do not seek financial reward, they do appreciate and value recognition in other ways. All staff responsible for managing volunteers will be encouraged to ensure appropriate acknowledgement is given. This could range from a simple 'thank you' to a social event, acknowledging their involvement with projects in press releases, and through regular review meetings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Volunteers bring commitment, skills, interest, energy and enthusiasm, and can work with us in many ways. As we move towards increasingly co-produced and co-created services their strategic input is vital. At a service delivery level, they can add value to statutory services by providing practical support to service users and carers, helping to overcome social isolation and supporting participation with the local community. They have a strong role in raising mental health and learning disability awareness, and breaking down barriers, thus reducing stigma and discrimination.

Person Specification



  • You do not have to have any related formal qualification for this role.
  • Good level of IT experience - data entry, email, internet etc
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • An understanding the importance of confidentiality and maintaining safe working boundaries is essential.


  • Awareness of mental health

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