East Lancashire Hospice

Health Care Assistant - Hospice at Home

Post Title:                  Health Care Assistant - Hospice at Home 
Responsible to:         Clinical Lead
Type of Contract:     Permanent
Hours  Negotiable:   20 – 35 hours
Salary WTE:                 £22,737             
Pro Rata:                       £21,221.20 (35 hrs) £12,126.40 (20hrs)
Closing Date:              Ongoing or as soon as sufficient applications received.
Interview Date:         TBC

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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 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.

Health Care Assistant – Hospice at Home

Due to increased demand for home based palliative and end of life care, we have oppor­tuni­ties for experienced individuals who are committed to providing wellbeing and enabling support including end of life care for our patients as well as those that matter to them.

You will play a key role in delivering high standards of care and support to enable patients to remain in their own home. Promoting inde­­­pen­­­dence, quality of life and engaging in activity that is meaningful to patients and those important to them, you will have the confidence and experience to work regularly without direct supervision in accordance with care plans provided by registered practi­­ti­­oners. As our service covers the communities of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, car driver and access to your own vehicle with business insurance is essential.

The role is worked on a rota basis over 7 days a week and requires the ability to undertake a significant amount of night duty, at least 50% of the contracted hours which is a non-negotiable requirement for the role.

Work at all times to safeguard the rights of individuals promoting their wellbeing and protecting those at risk from harm, acting on any concerns related to safeguarding children and adults at risk in line with policy and local guidance

What we offer

The salary for this post is £22,737 for full time hours and this is pro-rata for part-time hours. Hours are worked on a rota basis over seven days inclusive of nights, days, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

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.

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."


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 send a completed application form or your CV supporting statement directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk or post to Recruitment, East Lancs Hospice, Park Lee Road, Blackburn, BB2 3NY

Please ensure your application or CV clearly states you are a car driver with your own vehicle which is an essential requirement for this role.

Please make sure you read through the job description and outline your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job in the supporting information box, whilst detailing your career history in the relevant fields. 

If you need an application form posting to you please contact 01254 985833

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: Gaynor Barlow Head of Community Supportive Care

Email: Gaynor.Barlow@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 965851

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below.

Alternatively, these documents can be obtained from the Recruitment Department on: 01254 965833