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Family Support Team Coordinator

“We get to treat our patients as individuals rather than a number in a bed. Wouldn’t you love a job where you can make a real difference every day?”

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hospice for a Coordinator to lead our Family Support Team.

Hours:                         35 hours per week
Contract:                  Permanent
Pay:                              £27,809 – £28.665* per annum (*depending upon pension scheme)
Shift pattern:          Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend
Pension scheme:  8% employer contribution (*NHS Pension Scheme available subject to eligibility)
Closing date:          11th February 2019
Interview date:    20th February 2019

As a qualified counsellor, the post holder will manage, develop and supervise a team of spiritual and bereavement care volunteers ensuring patients who are approaching the end of their life and their families receive the right support at the right time.

We are looking for someone with an understanding of palliative care who has experience of working with people of different ages and backgrounds.    The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and well developed therapeutic skills.

For an informal discussion please contact Dee Riley (Head of Day Services) on 01524 382538 or email [email protected].

Please view our Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

We offer:

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees. Pro rata for part time
  • Life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme (see below for further details)
  • Beautiful working environment
  • Reflective Practice Supervision Groups
  • Continuing professional development

Please click here to see more benefits available to our employees.

*NHS pension can be continued if you have contributed within the last 12 months. If you are not eligible to join the NHS pension scheme St John’s Hospice provide an 8% group scheme pension.

JOB DESCRIPTION                        PERSON SPECIFICATION

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete our online Application for Employment below.

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Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Oder) 1975 (as amended in 2013). It will be necessary for a submission for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please complete your Application For Employment accurately ensuring you include all criminal convictions including those that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’. A fee of £48.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £30.80 for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be carried out as part of our pre-employment check process, if applicable.

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