East Lancashire Hospice

Therapy Assistant - Creative and Support Therapies

Post Title:                  Therapy Assistant

Responsible to:      Clinical Lead Support and Wellbeing

Type of Contract:  Permanent

Hours:                         15 hours (negotiable)

Salary WTE:              £17,833                

Pro Rata:                     £7,113

Closing Date:         When sufficient suitable applications have been received.

Interview Date:     Individually arranged.­ 

This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabi­lita­tion of Offenders Act 1974

East Lancs Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

With appro­ximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremen­do­usly. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.

Therapy Assistant

As Support and Wellbeing services emerge from the restrictions placed on them by the coronavirus pandemic we are able to offer an exciting opportunity for a therapy assistant in a rapidly developing Creative and Support Therapy Department. Working with colleagues and volunteers and with the support of a team leader you will be able to design and deliver bespoke wellbeing programmes for our patients on a group or individual basis.

The Successful Candidate

Will have a strong interest and experience in therapeutic and creative inter­ven­tions and understands the benefits that can be delivered through these. We are looking for an adaptable enthusiastic individual who is prepared to positively embrace change and new ways of working. An empathetic, sensitive non- judgemental approach is key as is being a good listener and having a good sense of humour. As this role will involve some elements of personal care including for example supporting people to use the toilet, experience of care provision advan­tageous.

What we offer

The salary for the post is £17,833 (£9.14 per hour pro-rata) and the hours will be worked on a rota basis of up to any 5 days of a 7 day working week.

We have an excellent, colla­borative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will have access to learning and development oppor­tuni­ties, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.

Aside from the terms and conditions detailed above, you will joining a very special and unique orga­nisa­tion, where people are at the heart of everything we do.


For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk

Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Carol Swindells

Email: Carol.Swindells@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 287025

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below:

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below.