Digital Connector - Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Sirona care & health

Name: Digital Connector - Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Organisation: Sirona care & health
Type: Part Time
Support on an ad hoc / on-going basis according to service/ individual need. Can be a one-off task or on-going assistance.


To support access and develop people’s skills, knowledge, confidence and motivation to be online and use digital technology.

Working alongside patients with respiratory diseases e.g. Asthma COPD and long covid. Supporting them, remotely to access self-management programs which have traditionally been delivered face to face

To enable people to digitally access services and resources either for themselves or for the people they care for, and to support people to manage their health and well-being online e.g. accessing video consultations, group video sessions, Ask My GP, navigating the internet, NHS website, setting up email, using apps, voice activated devices and voice recorders.

Provide information, support and coaching either face-to-face or virtually assisted by relevant online resources.

Locations include home based / virtual, community and public locations and both formal and informal health care settings.

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Organisation Description

Sirona care & health is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing high quality specialist health and social care services.

We are funded by the NHS and local authorities; NHS care is free at the point of delivery. We are committed to serving our communities as a Community Interest Company and our activities provide benefit to all members of the communities we serve.

Our aim is to be there when you or your family or carer need us most and help you stay as independent as possible.

Our services reflect our values and make a real social impact.

We look after adults and children at home and at school. Our thousands of staff work across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.

Our volunteering service is run by Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) on behalf of Sirona care & health.


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Education and Literacy
  • Elderly
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices
  • Mental Health
  • Race and Ethnicity and Refugees

Types of Activity

  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications


Personal Qualities:
- Broad Minded / Accepting of Others
- Dependable / Reliable
- Empathetic / Understanding
- Friendly / Approachable
- Good Listener
- Organised
- Patient
- Responsible / Trustworthy
- Enthusiastic approach
- Non-judgemental
- Confident to pass on digital skills in a friendly and supportive manner
- Ability to adapt to individual learning needs

Additional Skills (Non Essential):
- Public Speaking / Presenting to Groups
- Previous coaching / mentoring skills would be advantageous but not essential

Communication Skills:
- Ability to communicate clearly.
- Potential to utilise skills in non-verbal communication if applicable e.g. BSL.
- Social Media
- Websites
- A good level of digital/ IT skills but you don’t need to be an expert.
- Some knowledge of social media useful but not essential.
- Basic understanding of how to stay safe online
- Writing clearly and concisely
- Other languages - potential to utilise an ability to speak other languages if applicable.


Improve your own digital skills and experience
Further develop your interpersonal skills
Satisfaction from helping people to learn new skills
Help to improve people’s health and well-being outcomes and supporting self-care
Opportunity to meet new people
Opportunity to support your local community

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Travel costs and any other reasonable expenses agreed by the team/service.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Volunteers complete Induction training plus: ‘How to be a Digital Champion’ training online (free):
Other: The organisation will reimburse travel costs and any other reasonable expenses agreed by the team/service. Having access to own vehicle is not necessary but may be useful. Having you own IT equipment is preferable, ideally a tablet device.

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, DBS Check