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Spiritual Care Lead

Job Reference: J315-A-19-0108

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Psycho-Social and Spiritual Care
upto £37,267.00


For over four decades Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity have provided outstanding palliative care to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across Hampshire.

The journey towards end of life can be a complex one. Medical advances and changes in family lives mean that the care we provide to our patients and their families constantly evolves to meet the needs and expectations of our Community. For us to extend our services further to reach more people we need to recruit additional staff to support our outstanding services, here at the Hospice.



Salary up to £37,267.00 per annum depending on expereince

Agenda for Change Band 6

37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibiliy inlcuding on-call provision

We are seeking to appoint a Spiritual Care Lead to join our newly established Psycho-Social and Spiritual Care team at Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to lead and develop our pastoral and spiritual care across all the inpatient and community services.

You will be a compassionate, empathetic, prayerful and experienced spiritual care professional, who can work as part of a multidisciplinary team to meet spiritual, emotional, physical, and psychological needs of our patients, their families, employees and volunteers.

As part of our team you will be able to lead and manage the development of Spiritual Care across all our services using a engaging, creative and innovative approach, while working within national guidelines.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed self-awareness and be capable of managing emotionally intense situations with sensitivity.

In addition, you will be in good standing with your own spiritual and/or religious tradition and able to engage and build relationships with local faith communities and groups. Lead projects and events to strengthen the pastoral and spiritual care at Countess Mountbatten Hospice. The ability to deliver sensitive and effective support in bereavement is essential.

The ability to participate in weekend working and the out of hours’ on-call rota is essential. Candidates will be car owners and hold a valid UK driving licence.

If you are a passionate and committed individual who prides themselves on their dynamic approach to pastoral and spiritual care, then Countess Mountbatten Hospice wants you to join our team.


Countess Mountbatten offers a generous benefits package to include:

  • Pension Scheme (inlcuding exsisiting members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)
  • Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits
  • Free parking off site
  • Training and Development Package

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.

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