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Community Engagement & Compassionate Neighbours Assistant

Do you have strong communication and organisational skills?

Do you want to help make a difference to people in the community who may be isolated and lonely?

Are you interested in helping more people experience the benefit of hospice services?

Do you who want to work for a not-for-profit organisation, using your skills and experience to make a real impact in the local community?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions this role could be for you. Peace Hospice Care is looking for an compassionate and motivated individual to join a new and exciting department within the organisation and to help with the development and growth of community-based initiatives.

You will be supporting a team focusing on reaching people in our local community who are lonely, isolated and/or under-represented, helping us to achieve our purpose of:

“Making a difference to those in our community who need us because, we believe, every person matters, every day counts.”

You will help to ensure the smooth running of the Compassionate Neighbours project, a volunteer befriending service, by helping process referrals, recruiting and training new volunteers and collecting data and stories from those the project supports.

You will work closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator to ensure greater awareness of the hospice and its services to groups currently found to be under-represented.

You will spend time speaking directly to members of the community, carrying out assessments and check-in calls.

Excellent communication skills both oral and written and the ability to engage effectively and sensitively with patients, their families/carers, professionals and colleagues.

Experience of working with volunteers and are excited to be part of the growing Compassionate Neighbours movement.

Confidence in using Microsoft programmes and have the ability to pick up new systems and databases quickly (preferable knowledge of SystmOne).

Experience in collecting data and reporting on KPIs.

The ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines to short timescales whilst ensuring high levels of accuracy and service performance.

The ability to build constructive, professional relationships.

Superb professional development opportunities.

Excellent supportive working environment that is supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Workplace pension with Peace Hospice Care matching contributions up to 7%. 

27 days’ annual leave per year rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time employees).

Employee benefits including Cycle to Work and Computer purchase schemes

Employee Assistance Programme

Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Integrity, ‘Quality, ‘Compassion and ‘Collaboration. 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. We welcome applications from everyone in our community; please contact a member of the HR team for more information on our commitment to deliver equality throughout a diverse workforce.

Peace Hospice Care is committed to providing equal opportunities for employees, volunteers and patients and customers. We are committed to ensuring that, as far as is reasonably practicable, the way we provide services to the public and the way we treat our staff reflects their individual needs and does not discriminate against individuals or groups on any grounds.

We reserve the right to close the advert at any time so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.

Email contact: recruitment@peacehospicecare.org.uk

Role: Community Engagement & Compassionate Neighbours Assistant

Department: Engagement Directorate

Salary: £19,301 - £21,956 full-time equivalent (Band B) pro-rata to the hours worked

Hours: 30 hours per week

Fixed Term Post – 1 year

Closing date:

Interviews scheduled: Week commencing 24th May 2021

If you are interested, then please contact Emma Naef, Compassionate Communities Coordinator to arrange an informal chat, email enaef@peacehospicecare.org.uk

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You will be supporting a team focusing on reaching people in our local community who are lonely, isolated and/or under-represented, helping us to achieve our purpose of:

“Making a difference to those in our community who need us because, we believe, every person matters, every day counts.”

You will help to ensure the smooth running of the Compassionate Neighbours project, a volunteer befriending service, by helping process referrals, recruiting and training new volunteers and collecting data and stories from those the project supports.

You will work closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator to ensure greater awareness of the hospice and its services to groups currently found to be under-represented.

You will spend time speaking directly to members of the community, carrying out assessments and check-in calls.

Excellent communication skills both oral and written and the ability to engage effectively and sensitively with patients, their families/carers, professionals and colleagues.

Experience of working with volunteers and are excited to be part of the growing Compassionate Neighbours movement.

Confidence in using Microsoft programmes and have the ability to pick up new systems and databases quickly (preferable knowledge of SystmOne).

Experience in collecting data and reporting on KPIs.

The ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines to short timescales whilst ensuring high levels of accuracy and service performance.

The ability to build constructive, professional relationships.

Superb professional development opportunities.

Excellent supportive working environment that is supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Workplace pension with Peace Hospice Care matching contributions up to 7%. 

27 days’ annual leave per year rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time employees).

Employee benefits including Cycle to Work and Computer purchase schemes

Employee Assistance Programme

Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Integrity, ‘Quality, ‘Compassion and ‘Collaboration. 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. We welcome applications from everyone in our community; please contact a member of the HR team for more information on our commitment to deliver equality throughout a diverse workforce.

Peace Hospice Care is committed to providing equal opportunities for employees, volunteers and patients and customers. We are committed to ensuring that, as far as is reasonably practicable, the way we provide services to the public and the way we treat our staff reflects their individual needs and does not discriminate against individuals or groups on any grounds.

We reserve the right to close the advert at any time so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.