With the growing pressure within the NHS due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the urgent needs to have volunteers started as quickly as possibles means that the recruitment process needs to be more streamlined and faster. Below is an example at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust to show how they speed up their recruitment process.
The Volunteering team at the Trust use Better Impact programme to assist with their online recruitment campaign. Below are steps that a volunteer needs to undertake before they can start.
Step 1: Volunteers apply online
Step 2: Complete the DBS check online, the Trust accepts DBS checks that are no older than 12 months. Volunteers need to submit the scanned certificate online.
Step 3: Volunteers fill up the Medical self-declaration form online
Step 4: References are submitted online
Step 5: Volunteers undertake online training, provided by the Health Education England
If the volunteers send in all the required information as soon as they can, they should be able to start within a week after submitting all the information.