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Compassionate Communities Coordinator

Our friendly and professional Wellbeing Team is looking for a highly motivated, innovative coordinator/ project manager to drive our new Compassionate Communities project to deliver volunteer-lead social support for people living with life limiting illnesses.

You will be working as part of our thriving and dynamic Starlight Outpatient Service, where we support patients and their families with holistic, specialised palliative and end-of-life care.  As part of the Wellbeing Team and the wider MDT, you will assess patients, recruit, train and match up Community Neighbours Volunteers and formulate individualised plans of care, with a focus on wellbeing, enablement, decreasing social isolation and measuring the impact of the service.

Across Patient Services, we aim to widen access by creating a change in patient profile that more accurately reflects the local population, by developing sustainable and reciprocal partnerships with other organisations, community groups.  This role will have a key responsibility in widening access.

To deliver a high-quality Compassionate Communities Service as part of the Starlight Support Team at the Hospice, and evidence the impact of this service.

This includes a four-tier Compassionate Neighbours Service and responsibility for widening access measured by increasing referrals from under-represented groups as identified in the Population Based Needs Assessment (PBNA).

To maintain a respectful non-judgemental and caring attitude ensuring the Hospice vision and philosophy of care is integral to the care delivered and role undertaken.

To meet the aims and objectives of the Starlight

Service as part of the Wellbeing Team and wider Patient Services Team.

About us

Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years.  Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.

Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000.  We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services.  We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre.

In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished.  We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.

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.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

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: Compassionate Communities Coordinator

Department: Patient Services - Starlight

Salary: £26,622pa – £31,110pa, pro rata to the hours worked (Peace Way, Band E)

Closing date:

Interviews scheduled: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be arranged throughout the process

Hours: 30pw (0.8 Full Time Equivalent)

Want to know more?

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Joanna Marovitch, Starlight Manager on 01923 330330.

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You will be working as part of our thriving and dynamic Starlight Outpatient Service, where we support patients and their families with holistic, specialised palliative and end-of-life care.  As part of the Wellbeing Team and the wider MDT, you will assess patients, recruit, train and match up Community Neighbours Volunteers and formulate individualised plans of care, with a focus on wellbeing, enablement, decreasing social isolation and measuring the impact of the service.

Across Patient Services, we aim to widen access by creating a change in patient profile that more accurately reflects the local population, by developing sustainable and reciprocal partnerships with other organisations, community groups.  This role will have a key responsibility in widening access.

To deliver a high-quality Compassionate Communities Service as part of the Starlight Support Team at the Hospice, and evidence the impact of this service.

This includes a four-tier Compassionate Neighbours Service and responsibility for widening access measured by increasing referrals from under-represented groups as identified in the Population Based Needs Assessment (PBNA).

To maintain a respectful non-judgemental and caring attitude ensuring the Hospice vision and philosophy of care is integral to the care delivered and role undertaken.

To meet the aims and objectives of the Starlight

Service as part of the Wellbeing Team and wider Patient Services Team.

About us

Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years.  Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.

Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000.  We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services.  We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre.

In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished.  We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.

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.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

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.