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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: Palliative Care Assistant

    Salary: Band 3


    John Taylor Hospice CIC Hospice at Home Team are looking for a caring and compassionate band 3 palliative care assistant (PCA),  who has an interest in meeting the needs of specialist palliative care patients at the end of their life. This post could also involve working in our In-Patient Unit and the Heart of the Hospice

    As a PCA within the specialist team you will be responsible for ongoing holistic care delivery to meet the patients and or carers practical, psychological, spiritual and personal care needs. Your role will be to assist in enabling our patients to remain in their own homes, if that is their wish. Co-operating and liaising at all times with other services or individuals involved in the patients care.  

    The closing date for this post is 15 May 2015
    Please return completed forms to

  • 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.  Informal enquiries to Joanne Bartlett on 0121 465 2000

    Please submit completed applications to

    Application Form

    Job Description




  • Title: Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Salary: Band 7

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

    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 maximise patients’ quality of life and support for their family and carers. 

    You will be part of an extended multi professional team, which includes, Pharmacist, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Social Workers along 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, as well as experience of delivering education. 

    You will have proven management, leadership and communication skills in order to develop and take forward the service. 

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

    Interviews for this post will be held week commencing 12th June 2015

    For further information please contact – Marie Bradley Director of Clinical Services or Jan Hipkiss Clinical Business Manager on 0121 465 2000


  • Title: Hospice Care Co-Ordinator

    Salary: Band 5

    Hospice Care Co-Ordinator  Band 5


    The Hospice Care Co-ordinator is a new and exciting post for a confident and experienced administrator who wants to make a direct and personal difference to other people’s lives as colleagues, members of the public and the people and their families who come to us for help.  You will be an ambassador for the company and be able to speak and present in public, face to face or with presentations as required in support of the Clinical Operations team and/or the CIC as a whole


    We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated member of staff to work within clinical services.

     The post holder will have 5 years hospice experience; be confident in working with both professionals and the public; have good interpersonal skills; be responsible for organizing new and existing clinics; have experience with Microsoft office; assisting in the coordination of our Day hospice and In-Patient Unit and be able to help monitor and contribute to service development.

     Closing date for this post is May 5th 2015, If you would like more information about this role, please contact Gale Clarke or Marie Bradley on 0121 465 2000. Email ,

     Job Description

     Application Form 

  • 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.