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Pastoral Care Assistant

St Barnabas House, Worthing



Ref: JN008750

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Between 10 - 20 hours per week

£11.50 - £12.37 p.h. depending on depth and variety of experience

in a similar role (F.T.E. £22,430 - £24,140)


St Barnabas Hospices offers specialist palliative care through two hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex.


We are looking for a theologically and pastorally competent person, who is grounded in their own faith tradition and theologically inclusive, to assist in the provision of spiritual and emotional support to patients who are under the care of the hospice, together with their families and carers.


This role will include:

  • Assessing the spiritual, psychological and religious needs of patients, their family members and carers, planning interventions accordingly
  • Providing spiritual and pastoral support and advice to patients, their family members and carers
  • Providing religious services within the hospice
  • Participating in and, where appropriate, taking responsibility for events linked to the hospice’s provision of bereavement support
  • The provision of emergency chaplaincy cover to Chestnut Tree House


Closing date: 2nd November 2020

Interview Date: 10th November 2020


Benefits include:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ (FTE) annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership


An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.


If you have the passion and drive to succeed, please visit our website for an application form. Alternatively, you can contact the HR department (01903 706318)


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.



Closing date: 02 November 2020


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