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Princess Alice Hospice

Social Worker / open to ASYE program

Job Type



South East



£37K - £44K

Posted Date

11 July 2023


Closing Date

20 July 2023

Is care at your core? It is at ours. Palliative and end-of life care is when true care matters most.

Here at Princess Alice Hospice, you’ll have the opportunity to make a satisfying, rewarding difference to the lives of our patients, their families and friends, and be supported every step of the way. We’re small enough for you to see the impact your social worker skills have, and big enough to support you with training, experience and opportunities.

About us:

Princess Alice Hospice is one of the top ten adult hospices in the UK, providing specialist palliative care and support to a community of more than a million people living in Surrey, south west London and Middlesex.

In November 2022, we were rated as overall Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The secret to our rating is simple. The CQC team commented on our focus on each person’s individual needs and the expressed view that staff went 'the extra mile' with empathy and compassion. It’s about having time to build valued relationships with your patients and their loved ones.

About the role:

You will be a social worker supporting our In-Patient team, working within a strong multi-professional organisation that is committed to providing holistic care for our patients. You’ll be part of a great team of experienced professionals from who you can learn from and learn with, delivering support you can take pride in. The role also provides the opportunity to contribute more widely to Hospice clinical services including teaching, audit, and research.

About You

You will need well developed counselling and advocacy skills and be able to develop effective working relationships with other health and social care professionals in the area.

A knowledge of and experience of statutory social work in health and social care, safeguarding procedures and multi-disciplinary working are at the heart of this role and are essential. You should have an excellent understanding of the social service system, and the ability to work with diverse communities.

Strong communication and people skills are fundamental as you will be required to work in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring every patient and their needs are always at the heart of what you do.

If you’re passionate about social work, are a flexible thinker, share our values and are looking for a dynamic role in a supportive and inclusive environment, we’d love to hear from you!

Our benefits:
As well as our competitive salary package and the opportunity to join an organisation which puts patients at the heart of what we do, we also offer a range of great benefits, which include:

- 27 days’ annual leave, plus recognised public holidays - rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service (pro rata for part time)
educational and professional development opportunities (we have an on-site Education Team)
- monthly group reflections via Schwartz Rounds sessions
- tranquil Hospice grounds
- subsidised meals at our on-site restaurant
- Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
- access to Blue Light Card discount card
- access to our Group Pension Scheme
- excellent changing facilities (with showers, fresh towels, and hairdryers)
- wellbeing - we provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support our employees to live a healthy life, at home and at work.

Discover the difference you can be.

We are particularly keen to see applications from male and black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

At Princess Alice Hospice we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that values diversity. We are fully committed to equality of opportunities, and we warmly welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures.

All of our vacancies except from retail are subject to a relevant DBS check.

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