Hours: 40 hours;  1 WTE (4 days a week plus on call – see below)

Contract: Permanent

Salary:  £59,500 per annum

Closing date:  Monday 28th September 2020 at 12 noon

Interview Date:  Friday 2nd October 2020 in the afternoon

DBS: Enhanced with Adult Barring


About us:
St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides end of life support to the population of Eastbourne and the surrounding parts of East Sussex, from our stunning hospice building and through our highly skilled community teams. We are rated an ‘outstanding’ provider by the Care Quality Commission and have a clear vision of reaching increasing numbers of local patients and their families, in close collaboration with our community. 

We provide a supportive working environment, which is demonstrated through our values: compassionate, professional, progressive and respectful and these are embedded in our culture. We have a dynamic learning environment which actively promotes and facilitates opportunities for career progression.


The Role:

Our people are vital to the future of St Wilfrid’s Hospice and it is essential that we recruit and retain the very best individuals and offer a supportive, engaging and rewarding working environment.

An opportunity has arisen at St Wilfrid’s Hospice for an experienced  Doctor to join the medical establishment providing specialist palliative care to all patients under the care of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.  The post is offered from 1st December 2020 and is full time and permanent.

The vacant post is 1.0 WTE (4 days a week plus on call – see below).  The post will focus primarily on medical support to community teams through three of our community ‘hubs’.  And in addition, will have regular input to the Inpatient unit supporting junior doctors in delivering best palliative care.  The post will also contribute to the out of hours support for the Hospice with one night a week remote on-call (to coincide with the working day) and a 1 in 5 weekends on-call (1.5 programmed activities per week allocated to out of hours work).

The post offers generous supporting professional activities and the post holder will be expected to take the lead on one or two service development areas as well as an area of organisational management such as managing the medical team rota.  The proposed working days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Previous palliative care experience is essential and a local knowledge of services is desirable.

Benefits included:

  • We offer a generous holiday entitlement of 27 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Employee assistance programmes
  • Additional training opportunities
  • Supportive working environment

To find out more please contact Dr David Barclay, Medical Director on 01323 434200 or [email protected]  or Dr Louise Free, Consultant in palliative medicine on 01323 434200 or [email protected] for further information.

To apply please download an application form and return completed to [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team on 01323 434260 or email [email protected]


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