Hours: 37.5 hours with some out of hours working (30 hours considered)

Salary: FTE £33,660 per annum

Closing date: Friday 28th May 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

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.

We are seeking a forward-thinking Spiritual Support Lead who will help us build on the work of our previous spiritual support lead, to further embed spiritual support, across all faiths and for individuals of no faith, in the ethos of the organisation.

You will bring substantial demonstrable life experience within spiritual support and relevant co-ordination and leadership experience. Previous experience of working with or in a secular health or social care setting is essential. From a strong person-centred stance, you will be confident in meeting individuals’ spiritual needs, both in person and crucially, by empowering others to do so.

You will have a firm commitment to working collaboratively, both internally and through engagement with our local community.

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 Andrea Dechamps, Director of Patient & Family Support at [email protected] or phone 01323 434240 for an informal discussion about the role.

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

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted, unless candidates are unable to complete our application form due to a disability.

If you have any questions regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team on 01323 434211 or email [email protected]  


Spiritual Support Lead - Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Our Spiritual Support Statement