East Lancashire Hospice

Complementary Therapist

Post Title:                Complementary Therapist

Responsible to:         Rachel Jones

Type of Contract:     Permanent

Hours  Negotiable:   22 hours per week negotiable

Salary WTE:                 £22,400              

Pro Rata:                      £13,141 (22hrs)

Closing Date:              8th December 2023

Interview Date:         TBC

Job Advert

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

East Lancashire 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.

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

Equality and Diversity  

We support an inclusive and holistic working environment and aim to empower our people to bring their authentic self to work. We are committed to this and so encourage applications from all individuals with the required skills for the role inclusive of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, colour, caste, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, socio-economic background, trade union membership status, marriage, and civil partnerships.  ELH is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and volunteers.

Complementary Therapist

After re-introducing our very popular complementary therapy provision for those accessing hospice services we are seeing increased demand for this very popular service. The service forms part of our Support and Wellbeing provision and provides 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 £13,141.33 for 22 hours
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: Rachel Jones

Email: Rachel.Jones@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 965850

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download from our website: www.­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk  

Alternatively, these documents can be obtained from the general administration team on: 01254 965833

Please download:
Job Description
Application Form