Social Worker & Adult Safeguard Lead


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

Salary:  £44,936 – £52,812 per annum (depending on experience) inclusive of High Cost Area Allowance

Hours: 37.5

Overview of role

This is an exciting, rare opportunity for an experienced social worker to join our innovative and dedicated Patient and Family Support Service.

We are looking for a qualified social worker, who has experience of working with Adults, Children and Young People, to provide support in our In-Patient Unit and in the community.  The postholder will be the Adult Safeguard lead for St Clare Hospice and will jointly lead the Adult and Children and Young People Safeguard initiative.

To ensure we support as many patients, relatives, and friends as possible, the post holder will be required to work 11am to 7pm / 12pm to 8pm at least once per week.

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

In return for your commitment we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, generous leave allowance, pension and life assurance scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, free parking and the option to continue your membership of the NHS pension scheme.  We offer excellent development opportunities and are committed to supporting individuals in their learning and development.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Sushma Dhami, Head of Patient & Family Support Services on 01279 773762 or by email

How to apply

Please complete a St Clare Hospice application form or submit your CV with a cover letter telling us why you feel you are suitable for this role (in particular, explaining how you fulfil the requirements set out in the Person Specification).

Please send your application documents to:

Key documents

Social Worker Job Description May 24

Application Form DBS – May 2021

Employment Details-Social Worker

Equal Opportunities Forms


Key Dates

Closing date:  Sunday 23rd June 2024

Interview date: TBC

If you require any assistance regarding the application process, please telephone the HR Team, on 01279 773744 or email

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.  We recognise that everyone is different, and we value the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality services. Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.Please note that a DBS check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

A note to agencies

We understand that agencies do search for opportunities to work with organisations such as ourselves. However we request that you do not contact us in relation to the vacancies advertised above. We respond to enquiries from individuals seeking employment directly.


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