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Sue Ryder

National Social Work Lead (online)

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£36,780 to £41,669

Posted Date

8 April 2024


Closing Date

14 April 2024

There has never been a more important time to provide high quality, specialist end-of-life care to support patients and their families.

Sue Ryder is committed to transforming the experience of everyone facing dying and grief in the UK, and we are proud to be spearheading this movement for vital change.

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About the role

Research shows that at the end of life and when grieving, what most people need is connection, information and support, our new wellbeing and community support service will be focused on delivering practical, spiritual, emotional and holistic support to patients and families. The new service will also be responsible for caring for staff and volunteers wellbeing.

About us


Company pension scheme

27 days holiday - rising to 33 with length of service plus bank holidays

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Enhanced sick pay Corporate discount with hundreds of retailers and services

Staff discount of 10% on new goods online at

Cash referral bonus scheme

Structured induction programme and learning and development opportunities.

If you want more than just a job, we want you. Join the team and be there when it matters.

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that's a terminal illness, or the loss of a loved one were there when it matters.

Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

If you want more than just a job, We want you.

Join the team and be there when it matters.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this role early if a sufficient amount of applications are received. If you do not fulfil the criteria set out in the attached job description, your application may be automatically rejected.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Our National Social work leads will play a very important role in this service by providing an online or phone based (where online cannot be offered) specialist social work service to patients and their families who are supported by the Sue Ryder local palliative care services with responsibility to support the local MDTs on a case-by-case basis and to get service users the support they need.

About you

This is an exciting new opportunity - We are looking for 2 part time qualified and registered Palliative Care Social Workers who have great IT skills and the ability to meaningfully connect with people using online and phone-based technology.

You will have experience of working in the grief and loss space supported by the modern principles of palliative care, loss, grief, and bereavement and apply a public health approach to your work. You will also have great measurement and data management skills to be able to demonstrate the outcomes of your work.

Key skills need for this role include:

The ability to network, liaise with and partner with other pre death support services in the localities via digital platforms.

To work collaboratively with members of the local multi-disciplinary teams with screened individuals to assess practical and social needs of service users and of their families and carers.

To work digitally, in partnership with patients, families and carers by supporting them to remain as independent as possible and to equip them with the skills and tools to live well.

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