Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Job Title: Social Worker
Salary: £26,100 (Pro-rata to hours worked)
Closing Date: 20 February 2019

Do you want to work as part of a committed and passionate team supporting those with life-limiting illnesses in South West Hertfordshire and the wider area?

Are you keen to use your skills and experience to make a real difference each and every day?

Are you driven, innovative, supportive, highly organised and collaborative?

The Role

We are looking for a qualified Social Worker (Band E).

Based in our InPatient Unit, Watford

Peace Hospice Band E (£26,100 full time equivalent to be pro-rata)

Part-time - 25 hours required over a minimum of 4 days

About you

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and highly organised Social Worker to predominantly work in our InPatient Unit, at the Hospice in Watford, with the main emphasis being discharge planning from admission, where appropriate. You will provide practical and social support to inpatients and their families and be proactive in the discharge planning process (working with statutory providers of care). You will also be the Safeguarding Champion for the organisation, providing annual mandatory Safeguarding training for clinical staff and leading on relevant policies and guidance regarding these topics.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability both to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. As part of the wider multi-disciplinary team you will contribute to the provision of a high standard of holistic care. Alongside this you will support Quality and Audit within the wider Hospice.

About us

Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with a life-limiting illness and their families from across the community for 25 years. We pride ourselves on our values of being innovative, responsive, acting with integrity, excellence and respect. Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, Peace Hospice Care is an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.

PHC is located within a 5 minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre.

We hold a diverse range of fundraising and social events, providing a great way to get to know other employees, socialise and have a lot of fun as well as support the ethos of the Hospice in delivering high quality care by excellent team working.

Want to know more?

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Joanna Marovitch, Starlight Manager on: 01923 330 330 or email:

Job Description

Candidate Information

Planned Interview Date: Friday 1st March and Friday 8th March 2019

Applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close the advert early. Please note in order for your application to be considered fully an application form will need to be submitted.  Applications will be considered against the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification attached to the job description so it is important that applicants explain how they meet each criteria and provide examples where possible.  

Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Respect’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Responsive’, ‘Excellence’ and Integrity’. These values are embedded in our recruitment and selection processes and we are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in both our workforce and within our culture.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for every employee and volunteer to feel respected and supported to perform at their best, and achieve their full potential.


Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt of applications and therefore if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.

If you wish to apply, please complete the confidential Application Form and Equal Opportunities form and return to:-

HR Department
Peace Hospice Care
Peace Drive
WD17 3PH

If you would like further information or would like to request an application pack by post, please email: