Compassionate Neighbours Coordinator


Location: St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX

Salary: £25,000.00-30,000.00 PA according to experience

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Overview of role

St Clare Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative care to patients and families in West Essex and the East Hertfordshire borders.

We are currently looking for an experienced community development worker who will run our new Compassionate Neighbours project.  The Hospice is participating in a Nesta-funded programme to decrease social isolation amongst people at the end of their lives.  You will have significant experience of working with and training volunteers, assessing the needs of vulnerable people in their own homes and managing complex funded projects that require data collection.  A requirement of the role is that you will attend training and adopt the East London model of ‘Compassionate Neighbours’ (where the model was developed and established) and deliver the milestones required of St Clare Hospice during the Nesta funding period.

Please read the job description (link below) for further details.

If you would you like to help to develop Hospice services then we would like to hear from you.

In return for your commitment we offer a full induction into your role, a competitive salary and benefits package, company sick pay scheme and contributory pension scheme.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Sarah Thompson, CEO on 01279 773776 or via email

How to apply

You need to complete a St Clare Hospice Application Form and submit with a cover letter stating why you feel you are suitable for this role (in particular, explaining how you fulfil the requirements set out in the Person Specification).

Please note: Your CV will not be accepted by itself and the application form must be fully completed.

Send your application documents to:

By email:

By post: HR Assistant, Human Resources Department, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 5th November 2017

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed by: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Interviews at the hospice on: Tuesday 14th November 2017 or Wednesday 15th November 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Key documents

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form          PDF format          Word format

If you are unable to download the documents or print the application form and would like to receive an application pack, or if you require any assistance regarding the application process, please telephone the Human Resources Team, on 01279 773715.

Please state clearly which vacancy you are applying for.

St Clare Hospice is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Employment offers may be subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (formerly Criminal Records Bureau – CRB checks).

A note to agencies

We understand that agencies do search for opportunities to work with organisations such as St Clare Hospice. However we request that you do not contact us in relation to the vacancies advertised above.

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