Status: 1 year fixed term (maternity cover)

Salary: WTE: £35,964.00 to £44,323.00 (depending on experience)

Closing Date: 01/07/2024

Interview Date: 10/07/2024

Hours: We have six days available in all for a fixed term period of one year. Applications are invited for either part time or full time and may be split between 2 applicants if appropriate. Hours can therefore be either

Full time (37. 5 hours a week / 5 days) or

Part time (minimum of 22.5 hours / 3 days)

For over 30 years St Elizabeth Hospice has driven forward innovation and development of palliative care services, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and now further up the coast to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.

This is an exciting time for St Elizabeth Hospice. We have an opportunity for a Counsellor(s) to join our well established service for a fixed term of one year and work in a multi-disciplinary team. You will be supporting those living with a progressive or life-limiting illness and working within our LivingGrief bereavement service. You must be a Registered UKCP or BACP accredited Counsellor or working towards accreditation. Our ideal candidate(s) will have proven abilities to work with clients and families who have changing needs, on an individual basis, with couples and in groups, as well as an understanding and ability to support individuals and families throughout their illness and in bereavement. There is capacity in the team to support a newly qualified Counsellor working towards accreditation so newly qualified therapists are welcome to apply.

You will be based in the St Elizabeth Hospice building in Ipswich. As well as being part of the multi-disciplinary hospice team, you will also be part of the Emotional Wellbeing and Spiritual Care Team and LivingGrief service across St Elizabeth Hospice. You will, therefore, have opportunities to develop working relationships and contribute to service development within a well-established, supportive and dynamic team of counsellors, social workers, spiritual care workers and family support workers.

In return we offer:

  • personal pension plan (NHS Pensions are transferrable)
  • excellent training opportunities
  • employee assistance programme
  • Medicash health plan
  • free parking

Click here to discover St Elizabeth Hospice and what it’s like to work with us or view the document below

Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the hospice as “Outstanding”

Closing Date:             1 July 2024

Interview Date:          10 July 2024

If you would like an opportunity to find out some more about working at the hospice and how it can fit your own career aspirations, we recommend an informal visit/discussion prior to you completing your application. Please contact Katherine Grogan, Emotional Wellbeing Team Leader on or Hanna McDowell, Head of Therapy & Community Care Units on

For more information please view the job description and person specification.  Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.

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