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The Yeovil Freewheelers is a charity organisation based out of Yeovil District Hospital that provides a unique free service helping both hospitals and patients. We operate out of hours during the ...

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Organisation role · 0–6 hrs/Week
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YFW Bloodbikes (Yeovil Freewheelers)
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Summary

Good organisational skills, a friendly phone manner, be confident in taking calls from hospitals and assigning tasks to riders via WhatsApp. Full training given

Detailed description

As a voluntary controller, you will manage our planned and ad hoc tasking, by receiving phone calls from our partner Hospitals, other Blood Bike groups and any other health providers who need to use our service, assigning tasks to either our Duty Riders or our Ad Hoc team via the WhatsApp messaging service, and you would be first point of contact in the event of an emergency, to assist in coordinating our response.


In exchange, we provide a welcoming fully engaged team, and the opportunity to help support our local NHS partners. Come and be part of an award winning local success story!

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About YFW Bloodbikes (Yeovil Freewheelers)

The Yeovil Freewheelers is a charity organisation based out of Yeovil District Hospital that provides a unique free service helping both hospitals and patients. We operate out of hours during the evenings, weekends and bank holidays, to provide fast, safe and efficient transport between hospitals throughout the region.

YFW provide emergency courier relief to countless NHS organisations in Somerset and Dorset, carrying blood, medicines, samples and medical equipment to name a few, between hospitals, care homes, patients and laboratories. The team consists of a fleet of eight motorcycles, delivering completely free of charge to the NHS.

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fleet volunteered to taking on double the workload for Yeovil Hospital and other surrounding hospitals, which included the daily delivery of 1000’s of COVID-19 swabs throughout the country for testing daily. Throughout the peak, the team were covering nearly 25,000 miles a month; compared to the 10,000 they were doing pre-COVID.