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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/05/2022.

Social Worker

Job Reference: J315-VC125

Mountbatten Hampshire
Mountbatten Hampshire
up to £31,000 per annum pro rata


At Mountbatten making our employees feel valued is as important to us as making sure that our patients are safe. We are looking for people that live our values to help us make a difference to the thousands of patients who come to us for help and support each year.

We believe that every employee plays a vital part in helping us achieve our mission to provide and promote good care an support for those people living with, affected by or curious about death, dying and bereavement across the communities we serve.

Our vision at Mountbatten is of a world where all dying people and those close to them, have access to expert care of the highest quality, provided by compassionate and professional teams.

Our Values

We care about what we do. We appreciate that people are different and we are kind and compassionate to our patients and families, to our local community and to each other

We are experts in our field. We are professional at all times, aspiring to be the best that we can be in everything that we do

We are innovative and bold. We respond quickly and creatively to the changing needs of our society within the scope of our human and financial resources

We respect our community. We exist for our local population, now and into the future, and we believe that we can achieve more together by working in partnership with others

Here at Mountbatten our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we need talented and committed people like you to join our team to help us grow and develop our services . If you wish to take the next step in your career, this may be the ideal opportunity for you.

Social Worker

Salary up to £31,000 per annum pro rata

30 hours per week to be worked flexibly in accordance with the service


About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Social Worker to support our patients who are living with palliative and end of life conditions and to provide on-going support to their families and carers. You will be responsible for the provision of social work services:

  • Delivering a value driven social work and bereavement service
  • To act as the designated safeguarding lead
  • Individualised support services to our patients and their families within their own social context and cultural frameworks
  • Help facilitate individuals’ discharge from the inpatient unit
  • To support patients, families and carers to identify personal goals to help tailor their care from the Hospice team
  • Undertake Care Act (2014) assessments for the care and support needs for those In-Patient Unit patients as part of the discharge planning process

About you:

You will hold current registration with the Health Care Professional Council and be qualified to CQSW or Diploma in Social Work or BA (hons) in Social Work. You will ideally have a degree in social work. You will be able to demonstrate your commitment to CPD and maintaining your professional status with the Health Care Professional Council.

You will have experience of providing support services to patients and their families that promote dignity, independence, choice and control whilst safeguarding vulnerable individuals including children.

You will be able to plan, initiate, monitor, develop and provide an outcomes-driven service in Adult and Child Social Care to our patients and their families.

Understanding of relevant legislation/guidance including Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and Safeguarding regulations is critical for this role, together with an in depth knowledge of best interest.

You will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbally and written which will enable you to establish professional, effective working relationships with a range of partners including Children, young people, vulnerable adults and children. You be a confident motivated individual who is able to project warmth, empathy and sensitivity when supporting your patients, their families and carers.

You will be an organised individual who is able to prioritise and manage their own workloads whilst working within a highly emotional and flexible environment.

You will have a full current driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purposes as you will be required to visit, patients, their families and carers together with other professionals outside of the Hospice location.

If you would like to arrange an informal visit or to discover more about this exciting new role please contact Jane Hazeldine, Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care on 01983 217321. If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please click HERE to be taken to our online recruitment system.

What we can Offer You

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees including:

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Development and Training opportunities
  • Generous Annual Leave, Occupational Sickness and Maternity Benefit Schemes, subject to qualifying conditions
  • Recognition of previous Agenda for Change NHS Continuous Service for incremental progression, annual leave, maternity and sickness benefits
  • Pensions Schemes, including continuation of contributions to your NHS Pension scheme, subject to eligibility
  • Local Benefit Scheme including discounts with all ferry operators

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check the cost of which is covered by the Hospice.

For an informal discussion and visit about this opportunity, please contact Jane Hazeldine, Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care on 01983 217321


**Please note that we are hosting a recruitment open day on Thursday 19 May 2022. This will be an opportunity to visit the Hospice, meet some of the team and discuss some of the clinical and non-clinical vacancies that we are currently advertising and looking to recruit to. Please feel free to drop in anytime between 14.00 and 18.00**


Mountbatten Hampshire offers a generous benefits package to include:

Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits

Off Site Free Parking

Training and Development Package

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