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  • Title: Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    Salary: TBA

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    We are recruiting a full-time or two part-time consultants or two job-share partners.  We would welcome applicants who would like to work both in the NHS and in the Hospice.

    John Taylor Hospice
    John Taylor Hospice is a vibrant, diverse, mutli-disciplinary, not for profit company with a turnover of £5.2 million.  We have 150 staff.  The people who work in the company own the company.  Founded in 1910 we are the oldest non-denominational UK hospice, funded entirely by the public.  We were then gifted to the NHS on 4th July 1948.  On 1st October 2011 John Taylor Hospice CIC was authorised to operate the Hospice as a Social Enterprise.  The NHS has a contract with us and provides a wide range of additional services.  These are free at the point of use.  The public, local businesses and grant giving bodies and our League of Friends pay for these services with direct investment and donation.

    The Post
    The purpose of John Taylor Hospice CIC is to ease the personal and social cost of illness and death just a little every day.  We work across the spectrum of adult disease.  We provide palliative care and proactive personalised care to match the aetiology of illness The public health evidence, the economic context, UK demographics and the continuing improvements in hospital care means that ‘palliative care’ is changing.  We have undertaken a detailed review of our medical staffing needs informed by the public health evidence, national policy and patterns of demand.  First on-call is proved throughout the year by GPs through service level agreements.  We have a bold ambition to deliver depth and breadth in our medical workforce   We are now building a new medical team fit for the future. .  

    The Consultant(s) in Palliative Medicine are key to these developments and will:

    •    Be supported by SAS grade doctors who hold first line patient accountability on IPU together with the opportunity to develop additional junior support
    •    Be part of an inter-disciplinary team of qualified clinicians, in cancer care and neurology, continence and diabetes care and tissue viability, family social workers, dieticians, physio and occupational therapists.
    •    Be supported by our unique palliative care pharmacy team, from technician to consultant grade as well as nurses who are independent prescribers
    •    Have the opportunity to take a the lead for education and training
    •    Be a member of the local cancer network
    •    Have medical back up through service level agreements with experienced local General Practitioners who provide on-call cover and medical care on a roistered basis.  Our Associate Medical Director has over 25 years’ experience in palliative care is also a GP
    •    Work with other Medical Consultants in-house from anaesthetics, elderly medicine and old age psychiatry
    •    Have the opportunity to train at the Kings Fund on leadership at the point of care

    Our previous Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Dr Brenda Ward, is more than happy to be contacted to discuss the post at
    You can also contact our Clinical Director Marie Bradley 0121 465 2000 or

    John Taylor Hospice is part of the NHS pension scheme and pension payments will be automatically made where Consultants are in this scheme.  The CIC also has a company pension.

    Application Form

    Job Description

  • Title: Staff Nurse. Band 5. Rotational

    Salary: 21,176 - 27,625 (2 Full time posts. Will consider Part -Time)

     John Taylor Hospice is the oldest non-denominational hospice in the UK, we have been alongside the people of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands for four generations.  Our founders gifted us to the NHS on 5 July 1948 and on 1 October 2011 we became independent once more as a social enterprise.  We work on behalf of the NHS and local people and since 2011 our company has secured different and new investors, local people, partnership investment with national organisations and local businesses.  In April at our AGM we launched our new company plan and we are now recruiting to a number of key posts that put lived experience and emerging best practice at the heart of what we do.  If you want to set the standard in palliative care and would like to work in a company that you can also own, we would love to hear from you.

    The Hospice is looking for enthusiastic and motivated staff, to join a team caring for palliative patients within a variety of settings.  We aim to support and advocate choices at end of life, promoting living well until dying well.

    Informal Enquiries to Gale Clarke – Modern Matron 0121 465 2000

    To apply for this post, please use the links below.

    Application Form

    Job Description

    Person Specification

  • Title: Speciality Doctor in Palliative Care

    Salary: TBA

    John Taylor Hospice wishes to appoint a full- time or two part-time speciality doctors.
    The vacancy has arisen due to our current speciality doctor successfully gaining a ST3 post in palliative medicine after a planned year at John Taylor Hospice.

    You will have the opportunity to work with our Palliative Care Consultant and the multi specialist disciplinary team of palliative care clinicians and nurses.

    The post holder will:
    •    Participate in the delivery of holistic clinical care to patients and families across in-patient and day hospice
    •    Support the educational programmes and governance needs of the in-patient unit
    •    Play a role in teaching medical students and members of MDT
    •    Be committed to their own continued professional development as a Palliative Medicine physician

    John Taylor Hospice is a vibrant, diverse, multi-disciplinary, not for profit company with a turnover of £5.2 million. We have 150 staff. The people who work in the company own the company. Founded in 1910 we are the oldest non-denominational UK hospice, funded entirely by the public. We were then gifted to the NHS on 4th July 1994. On 1st October 2011 John Taylor Hospice CIC was authorised to operate the Hospice as a Social Enterprise. The NHS has a contract with us and we provide a wide range of additional services. These are free at the point of use. The public, local businesses and grant giving bodies and our League of Friends pay for these services with direct investment and donation.
    The hospice includes a 20 bedded in patient unit, day hospice, MDT, Macmillan and Hospice at Home Teams. It also provides pre and post bereavement support to patients and their families.

    Informal enquiries to Marie Bradley or Gale Clarke on 0121 465 2000
    Email address:

    If you would like an informal visit please do not hesitate to contact us

    Closing date 17 April 2015

    Job Description


  • Title: Pharmacy Technician, Medicines Management

    Salary: Band 5

    This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated medicines management pharmacy technician who is able to work with palliative patients with complex needs.  You will be joining an established pharmacy team delivering specialist services to our patients, carers and professionals. 

    You will be responsible delivering medicines management initiatives within the organisation to include self-medication, technician led discharge counselling service and lead on medicines reconciliation within the hospice.  You will assist in the introduction and co-ordination of the new pharmacy service level agreement, to ensure safe and timely provision of medication. You will work closely with and be supported by the organisational lead for medicines management.

    We are looking for an experienced, patient focussed technician with a proven track record in delivering high quality medicines management.  You will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work flexibly as part of a multiprofessional team to provide high quality care.

    Closing date for this post is 30 April 2015.  Information enquiries to Joanne Bartlett on 0121 465 2000

    Please submit completed applications to

    Application Form

    Job Description




  • Title: Volunteer Housekeeper

    Salary: Volunteer

    We are currently reaching out for willing individuals to volunteer their time and work within a team of skilled, caring and friendly Housekeepers to assist with daily domestic duties.


     What will I be doing?

    -    Assisting with light housekeeping duties, from vacuum cleaning, general tidying, cleaning windows, assisting with laundry or washing up.

    -    You will be undertaking the same mandatory training as a paid employee, giving you the support and knowledge of working in a safe hospice environment.

    -    The opportunity to work within a broad Corporate and Commercial Services team, giving you the opportunity to gain experience in other fields.


     What skills will I need?

    -    You will need to work well within a team environment and communicate efficiently.

    -    You will need to lead with your ‘Aesthetic Eye’ in maintaining a comfortable, clean, safe and welcoming hospice.


    How much of my time do you need?

    Ideally we would like you to commit your mornings to us.  Preferably between the hours of 9:00 – 14:00   Monday - Friday.  However, we appreciate your time wherever you can slot in.


    If you have any questions or queries in relation to this exciting role, please forward them on to Rhys Blair at John Taylor Hospice on 0121 465 2000 or email


    We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Title: Volunteer Front of House Assistant

    Salary: Voluntary

    This is an opportunity to join John Taylor Hospice as a Front of House Assistant Volunteer

    You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be warm and friendly and be sensitive to the needs of visitors and callers to the hospice.

    As a member of the front of house team you will demonstrate a “can do” attitude and be able multi task.

    If you would like more information about this role, please contact the Front of House Manager, Jackie Galpin on 0121 465 2000. Email

    Application Form

  • Title: Volunteer Drivers

    Salary: Voluntary


    Volunteer Drivers

    Do you have spare time in your week to help with hospice transportation?

     John Taylor Hospice has a thriving Day centre which provides patients with a palliative diagnosis weekly respite to come and interact with other patients and our team.

    We offer social interaction, games, a movie theatre, arts and crafts and a wide range of activities for our patients to enjoy.

     If you have a clean driving licence and would like to be part of providing care to our local community please get in touch with our volunteer department and ask for a volunteer driving application form.

    We would prefer you to use your own vehicle, however hospice transportation can be arranged if available.

     If you would like any information regarding this, please contact Phil Murphy on 0121 465 2000



  • Title: Volunteers for fundraising

    Salary: Volunteer


    Need Help from


    during 2015

    As a John Taylor Hospice volunteer you will find your passion, live your passion and pass it on!

    You are needed as a volunteer in the Community Investment Crew.  We do not expect you to commit a lot of your valuable time.  Our request is for volunteers to be part of our Action Team who will attend an event or two during 2015 (depending on your own commitments).  Each volunteer will benefit from a wide variety of volunteering opportunities within the Community Investment Crew Department.  Volunteers will be asked to go to fun events to represent the hospice by either accepting a cheque on our behalf, or by taking care of a John Taylor Hospice stall at a fete or event. 


    John Taylor Hospice is dedicated to making every moment matter to all our patients and their families.  We hold events in local communities and our campaigning work play a significant role in raising vital funds and public awareness of the services that the hospice offers.  Volunteers add an invaluable dimension to the work of John Taylor Hospice - we need you to help us achieve more.


    Are you interest?  If so please contact Jan Nevett, Community and Corporate Development Assistant, on 0121 465 2000 and have a chat.