East Lancashire Hospice

Comple­men­tary Therapist

Post Title:                   Comple­men­tary Therapist

Responsible to:       Clinical Lead Support and Wellbeing

Type of Contract:   Permanent

Hours:                          Hours negotiable – Minimum 15 hours per week

Salary WTE:              £19,­960 Dependant on quali­fica­tions/­experience

Pro Rata:                     £10.23 per hour

Closing Date:           When sufficient suitable applications have been received.

Interview Date:       Individually arranged

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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.

Comple­men­tary Therapist

As part of our drive to “return to normal” after the pandemic, we are re-introducing our very popular comple­men­tary therapy provision for those accessing hospice services. The service forms part of our Support and Wellbeing Department and will provide indi­vidu­alised treatments and therapeutic inter­ven­tions to enhance the wellbeing of patients and families from our communities. The service will provide an out-patient clinic and also support patients on our Inpatient unit working with the medical and nursing teams to help minimise pharma­colo­gical inter­ven­tions for symptom relief.

The Successful Candidate

Quali­fica­tions are essential; however to support a person with life limiting illness or those at the end of life requires much more. Are you resilient enough to be able to cope with the extremes of human emotion and vulne­rability? Are you sensitive and empathetic in your approach whilst maintaining an appropriate sense of humour and an energetic positive approach. Will you take pride in the service you deliver, always looking for ways to improve and enhance this? If so this may be the role for you.

Please fully complete the application form to ensure you demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role.

What we offer

The salary for the post is £19,960 for full time hours or pro-rata at 10.23 per hour. The hours will be worked on a rota basis of up to any 5 days of the 7 day week. We do expect staff to be flexible to ensure service delivery is always covered.

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. 

Alter­natively, these documents can be obtained from the general admi­nis­tra­tion team on: 01254 287016