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

Contract: Permanent

Salary: FTE £32,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience

Closing date: Thursday 30th September 2021

Interview Date: TBC

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. 

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. We offer a supportive, engaging and rewarding working environment, demonstrated through our values: compassionate, professional, progressive and respectful, which are embedded in our culture.

We have a dynamic learning environment which actively promotes and facilitates opportunities for career progression.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward-thinking Chaplain to build on the successful implementation of spiritual care. You will lead the ongoing development and co-ordinate the activities of the Spirituality Service of pastoral, spiritual and religious support to hospice patients, their families and staff members across all faiths and for those who do not associate with a particular faith.

You will bring significant 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 strong interpersonal skills to effectively connect with people of all ages with empathy and compassion.

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 01323 434240 or on email at [email protected] for an informal discussion about the role.

To apply please download an application form below 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 434211 or email [email protected]  

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


Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Spiritual Support statement