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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/04/2020.

Young Person's Transition Co-ordinator

Job Reference: J181-A-20-47972

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

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Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has an outstanding reputation for excellence in palliative and end of life care. We support people in Cambridgeshire, who are living with life-limiting illnesses and advance conditions. Our positive and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping patients to live well and their families to live on.

Our excellent staff survey results in 2018 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and in February 2019 we announced that our Cambridge Hospice has joined the success of our Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

We have been delighted to secure funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for three years for a Young Person’s Transition Co-ordinator who will work across three hospices: East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH), Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (ARHC) and Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice to prepare young people and their families for transition from children’s to adult’s hospice and to work with them through the change to support, assist and guide them.

In Cambridgeshire, when a young person turns 18, they can no longer be cared for by EACH and transition to be cared for by either the ARHC in Cambridge or the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. These changes can make this a very challenging time for young people and their families and they can feel isolated, distressed at no longer getting the support that they are used to, frustrated by changes to their care and feel as though they are no longer known by the people who are caring for them.

This is an exciting new role where you will be based and employed by Arthur Rank Hospice Charity but will be working across the region and holding a caseload of young people. You will be responsible for working alongside teams from all three hospices in organising events and supporting the young people as they transition from children’s to adult’s services, working flexibly across all three sites.

The successful candidate will have to have a professional registration (NMC or HCPC) and evidence of specialist children’s palliative care knowledge underpinned by theory and experience.

In Cambridgeshire, children with life-limiting conditions are cared for by EACH, based in Milton. The care is given from antenatal diagnosis up to and including 18 years of age. Advances in medicine and technology mean that children who are diagnosed with a life limiting condition are living longer, with increasing numbers reaching their 18th birthday and beyond.

For more details please see the job description and person specification

At Arthur Rank Hospice, we value our staff and offer a range of benefits:Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme (subject to qualifying criteria), Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Study leave, Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies), generous holiday entitlement, Staff Survey and staff Forum, access to Occupational Health Services, flexible working, ongoing training, Payroll Giving option, Group Life Assurance, Long Service Awards, social events, Christmas savings scheme and staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD.


Hours:37.5 per week

Band / Salary: Band 7 / £37,570-£43,772 per annum

Contract:3 years fixed term


Unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks from closing date. Candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Arthur Rank Hospice is committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community.

we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Closing Date:5th April 2020

Interviews:15th and 22nd April

If you have any questions related to this role, please do not hesitate to contact Sara Robins, Director of Clinical Services, Arthur Rank Hospice on 01223 675852 or


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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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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