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Compassionate Neighbours Project Coordinator

Job Reference: J253-A-19-1292

St Joseph's Hospice
Voluntary Services Team
£26,290.80 – 34,154.40

St Joseph's Hospice was founded in 1905 by the Religious Sisters of Charity and as such it has a rich, Catholic heritage which informs our work today: to support and welcome those in need, from all different cultures, religions and backgrounds.

We provide high quality specialist palliative care for patients with cancer and other life-threatening conditions across East and North London. We have a large team of clinical staff who work across community, in-patient and out-patient services delivering individualised, responsive and holistic support to patients and their families/carers.

We are seeking a candidate for this Compassionate Neighbour coordinator role with community development experience, who also has an interest in End of Life Care. You will be enthusiastic, and driven with a creative and innovative flare, able to work with a variety of different people in the local community. Previous experience of delivering community led programmes in London would be an ideal fit for this role. It is essential that you have experience of delivering training and group sessions for people in the local community. Your personal drivers will be people motivated, putting others first and helping them to achieve their goals.


Compassionate Neighbours is a social movement of trained people providing emotional and social support to local people who are experiencing chronic or terminal illness and are lonely or isolated. We deliver experiential training for our neighbours to build their confidence in visiting people in the community and talking about death, loss, bereavement and dying. You will be training, matching and supporting neighbours to support others in the community, having direct experience with people who are facing serious illness.


We have received significant funding to further develop the project over the next 2.5 years, following a successful pilot scheme in an assisted living service in Hackney. We will be developing additional ‘hubs’ across Hackney and Tower Hamlets, enabling and empowering neighbours to run social events for community members, with a desire to create an environment for natural friendships to flourish, and to further involve the community in End of Life Care.


You will need:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of coordinating community development projects and working with volunteers.
  • Experience of facilitating groups and delivering training.
  • Experience of being part of monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • The ability to work with lots of different types of people.


Continuation of NHS Pension Scheme is available. We offer 27 days holiday and 8 public holidays and excellent pension scheme.


For further information, please contact Richard Julian, Project Manager,, 0208 525 6058.


Applicants are subject to enhanced DBS (previously CRB).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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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