Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Volunteer recruitment process

Applying for a volunteer role

Please download and read the full role description. If you would like to apply for a role listed, please download an application form[Microsoft Word Doc - 872KB]

Once completed, please send your application form to or to the following address:

Marketing and engagement
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Wilmslow Road
M20 4BX 

Invitation to interview

If your application is successful, you will be invited to interview.

At interview, we take a copy of 3 pieces of ID to complete a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Services) application and discuss in further detail the role you have applied for and your motives for volunteering with us.

Contact referees

2 references will be taken up as soon as possible to minimise delays in the recruitment process. We advise that prospective volunteers inform their referees early to avoid delays.

DBS check

If you are successful in your volunteer role application at The Christie, we will ask you to fill out a DBS form.

Occupational health check

If you are successful in your volunteer role application at The Christie and you pass your DBS check, we will invite you to an occupational health screening appointment and may need to have your immunisations updated.

Mandatory training

You will need to complete online mandatory training - this provides a volunteer training certificate that is recognised by other NHS trusts. Training must be undertaken on a laptop or PC and is self-guided along with a short guidance video and document. Online training should be completed at your earliest convenience following successful appointment. Training covers fire safety, information governance and safeguarding adults and children plus additional mandatory subjects.

Mandatory training must be renewed every 3 years.

Local induction

You will then have a local induction with your named manager in the area of the hospital you will be volunteering. Once this has been completed, you will be ready to volunteer.

Last updated: September 2023