Swindon (On-site)
£34,183 - £37,919 per year FTE
Permanent, Part-time, 30 Hours per Week
Job description

Are you an experienced Social Worker who would like to be part of a friendly, energetic and growing team? Would you like to develop a rewarding career with a recognised local charity? If so, this is an amazing opportunity to join our Family Support Team, providing care for our patients and their families both within the hospice and in the community.

In October 2021, the Care Quality Commission rated our care as Outstanding. They said, Without exception, staff we talked with were proud to work for the hospice. Staff members told us the hospice was an excellent place to work and was made up of individuals who all have one common purpose; to provide high quality, person centred care.”

Hours: 30 Hours per week over 4 days between Monday-Friday.

What is the role?

You will manage a caseload and work directly with patients, families and carers and actively contribute to the delivery of coordinated family and bereavement support services for patients living with life-limiting illnesses. A key part of the role will be to provide continuing support to staff, volunteers and students on social care issues, education and acting as a mentor when needed. As such, you will be required to develop good relationships with the multi-disciplinary team, statutory services and other partner agencies to support the smooth transition of patients, their families and carers between services.

Due to the nature of the role, you will require access to a car and a valid UK driving licence.

Interviews will be held on Monday 28 February 2022.

About you:

  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent (eg DipSW, CQSQ, CSS)
  • Registration with SWE
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in adult social work, or relevant experience of working with adults and children at risk in similar service areas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with staff, volunteers, patients, their families and carers
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, processes and procedures

It would also be great if you have:

  • A keen interest to develop this area of expertise
  • Palliative care qualification (desirable)
  • Relevant experience of working with children at risk or in child protection
  • Training qualification or experience in delivering training
  • Mentoring skills

What we offer

In return, you will be supported to develop and progress your career and will be part of an excellent team within an organisation recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC. Benefits include:

  • 27 days holiday FTE plus bank holidays (rising with length of service)
  • Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members
  • Generous contributory pension scheme for all other staff
  • Access to discounts with local retails, gyms and service providers
  • A commitment to supporting your professional development
  • Employee assistance programme and wellbeing team
  • Family-friendly policies and practice
  • Supportive induction, and training and development
  • Free parking

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional SWE registration.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Equality & Diversity

Prospect Hospice is committed to encouraging a diverse and inclusive working environment. We recognise that promoting diversity and eliminating discrimination in our workplace will bring benefits for our people, our business and the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, offending background, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.

Refreshed on: 04 February 2022
Closed date: 13 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: PH05
Tags: Social Work

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