Status: Permanent

Salary: WTE: £25,655 to £39,027 (based on experience)

Closing Date: 01/11/2021

Interview Date: 11/11/2021

Hours:             up to 37.5 hrs per week (part time option available)

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. We are excited to be expanding the service to support the development of a Bereavement Hub for bereaved people living in East Suffolk.

We have a new opportunity for a Counsellor to work within our multidisciplinary team to support those living with a progressive or terminal illness and their families and work within our LivingGrief bereavement service. You will be part of a progressive, well established and supportive team. We are looking for a UKCP or BACP Registered Counsellor or alternatively working towards accreditation. Our ideal candidate will have the 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 and in bereavement.

At this exciting time for St Elizabeth Hospice, we are looking for a 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
  • 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”

Closing Date:             1 November 2021

Interview Date:          11 November 2021

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 Lead/Counsellor, on 07810 056197 or email

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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