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Help completing your application

Diabetes UK is committed to ensuring good recruitment practices are in place for volunteers we have therefore tried to keep our volunteer application form as simple as possible. These notes are here to help you complete the form.

Completing the form

Please support your application form with a short outline of your qualities, skills, and achievements, particularly as they relate to the role description and the volunteer person specification. These experiences do not have to be work-based – you can draw on other examples to highlight your skills and experience, eg previous volunteer work, college-based learning or perhaps an interest or hobby.

References

Please give details of two people (not related to you) who can give you a reference. If you have worked in the past five years, at least one reference should be obtained from your last employer. If not, give the names of people who know you well.

Equal opportunities

Diabetes UK strives to uphold and promote good equal opportunities practice.

As part of the application process, equal opportunity monitoring forms are included with the application form for you to complete. This will help Diabetes UK to monitor the effectiveness of its equal opportunities policy.

These forms are confidential and will be stored by the Volunteer Development Officer.

Queries

If you have any queries regarding the completion of the application form please do not hesitate to contact the Volunteer Development team on 020 7424 1000.

Returning your form

Please send your completed application form to:Volunteer Development teamDiabetes UK126 Back Church LaneLondonE1 1FHEmail:volunteering@diabetes.org.uk

Please ensure you post your form in good time to reach us by the closing date.

Support

Diabetes UK is committed to ensuring that volunteers are supported during their time at the organisation. We will provide all volunteers with an informal induction covering volunteer procedures and other information about Diabetes UK.

Diabetes UK also encourages all volunteers to participate in relevant training and development opportunities where appropriate to their volunteering role.

Expenses

Diabetes UK does not expect any volunteer to be out of pocket when participating in a Diabetes UK activity or representing Diabetes UK, and therefore we are committed to ensuring that reasonable and agreed expenses should be met, eg lunch and travel.

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