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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 19948.  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: Speciality Doctor in Palliative Care

    Salary: TBA

    Speciality Doctor in Palliative Care

    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.

    John Taylor Hospice
    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.

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

    Advert will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.


  • Title: Triage Clinical Nurse Specialist Post

    Salary: Band 6/7

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Community Specialist Palliative Care team at John Taylor Hospice as our Triage Nurse. 

     The successful candidate will join our highly trained, motivated and innovative Team. You will work as an autonomous practitioner, using expert assessment and symptom control skills to respond to calls to the advice line.  You will be able to offer quality professional clinical advice and to signpost callers to other appropriate services in order to maximise patients’ quality of life and provide support for their family and carers. 

     You will be part of an extended multi professional team, which includes, Pharmacists, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Social Workers, Hospice at Home along with the Clinical Nurse Specialist team.  Also working with District Nurses and GP practices to ensure the appropriate support is available to all of our palliative patients. 

     You will have clinical experience within Specialist Palliative Care in order to be able to contribute to the operational business planning and development of the team, working closely with the Community Palliative Care Manager. 

     There will be ongoing support and professional development opportunities available from the Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.

     Closing date is 24th October 2014 Interviews for this post will be held on 6th November 2014.

     For further information please contact our Clinical Business Manager Jan Hipkiss on 0121 465 2000

     Job Description

    Application Form

  • Title: Staff Nurse. Band 5. Rotational

    Salary: 21,176 - 27,625


    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 – Palliative Services Manager. 0121 465 2000

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

    Application Form

    Job Description

    Person Specification

  • 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: Volunteers for fund raising

    Salary: NIL


    John Taylor Hospice needs you!

     We urgently need volunteers to work alongside the Community Investment Crew.


    Do you tick any of the boxes below?

    ·         You have a few hours spare each month?

    ·         You would like to take on one of our exciting new volunteer roles?

    ·         You enjoy working with people and want to work within the community.  

    We are looking for:

    ·         Volunteer Collection Can Co-ordinators (this does not mean standing with a can collecting money).

    ·         Volunteer Bucket Collection Co-ordinators.

    ·         Volunteer Recycling Co-ordinator.

    ·         Volunteer Ambassadors at events.

    ·         Volunteer leaflet delivering. 


    If you are interested just call: Jan Nevett for a chat on 0121 465 2000 or email


  • Title: Bank Chef



    Bank Chef

    We require a qualified chef to work on an occasional basis to cover holidays and staff absence.

    You will have experience of preparing meals from set menus and be flexible to deliver a catering service to meet the needs of patients.  

    Weekday and weekend working will feature, the working hours are 8.00am til 5.30pm.  Full training will be given, and the hourly rate for this role will be £11.00 per hour.

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form. 

    For further information please contact Gail Hipkiss, Director of Corporate & Commercial Services on

    0121 465 2000. 

    Closing date for this role is 3rd November 2014







  • Title: Tenders Invited for Counselling Services


    Tenders invited for Counselling Service

    We are inviting expressions of interest from BACP registered / accredited counselling services to support the hospice with their employee assistance programme.

    Applicants will be required to deliver confidential counselling services to employees, working within the BACP ethical framework and delivering counselling within a time frame of 6 weekly sessions.  Applicants will also need to provide evidence of competence and CPD, and will undergo full DBS and reference checks.

    Clients will have met the JTH referral criteria and the expectation will be for appointments to be offered within one month of referral.  Due to confidentiality, the only data to be submitted to JTH will be confirmation of attendance at agreed appointments.  Payment will be made following submission of monthly invoice and invoices will be paid within 21 days of receipt.

    Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview and will need to demonstrate how they will work with JTH in delivering the service, and provide full details of their costs and service provision.

    For more information or to apply, please contact Gail Hipkiss, Director of Corporate & Commercial Services on 0121 465 2000.

    Closing date for expressions of interest is 31st October 2014

  • 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 Drivers

    Salary: Voluntary


    Volunteer Drivers 

    Do you have spare time?

    Would you like to make a difference to our patient’s time at John Taylor Hospice?

    If so you would be perfect to join our Heart of the Hospice team. We need keen and reliable individuals who would be willing to volunteer for one day a week in the Day Hospice. Our Day centre gives patients a break away from their normal lives to socialise with other patients and take part in a wide range of activities.

     We need Volunteer Drivers to assist in transporting patients to and from their homes to John Taylor Hospice is a vital part of our Day centre. Our patients need help with transportation who are unable to transport themselves. You could make the difference


    If you are interested and would like more information please contact

    Phillip Murphy – Heart of the Hospice Manager

    0121 465 2000