Status: Permanent - 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £31,365.00 to £37,890.00 (band 6)

Closing Date: 02/08/2021

Interview Date: 09/08/2021

For over 30 years St Elizabeth Hospice has driven forward innovation and development of services, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and now further up the coast to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.  NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG have awarded the specialist palliative and end of life care contract to East Coast Community Healthcare.  The contract includes a specialist palliative care service, which will be delivered in partnership with St Elizabeth Hospice.

This is an exciting time for St Elizabeth Hospice. It is a time of expansion, development and investment in the Hospice Team.  We have a new opportunity for an experienced Counsellor to work within our multidisciplinary team to support those living with a progressive or terminal illness and work within our LivingGrief bereavement service. You must be a Registered Counsellor with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in either a palliative care or adult community care setting.  Our ideal candidate will have proven abilities to work with clients and families who have changing needs, both on an individual basis and in groups, as well as an understanding and ability to support individuals and families throughout their illness.

At this exciting time for St Elizabeth Hospice, we are looking for dynamic, compassionate and highly motivated individual who can provide emotional support and counselling service for patients and their families requiring specialist palliative care.

In return we offer:

  • mirror Agenda for Change with regard to salary, enhancements, annual leave and sick pay (however not reckonable service)
  • personal pension plan (NHS Pensions are transferrable)
  • excellent training opportunities
  • employee assistance programme
  • free parking

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

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 Hanna McDowell, Head of Therapy, on 01473 707005 or email or email Katherine Grogan, Emotional Wellbeing Team Lead, on

For more information please use the link to 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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