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Job Vacancies & Volunteer Placements

Below you can find details of job opportunities and volunteer placements available for IFA registered therapists. Most placements have the added benefit of receiving additional training to add to your portfolio or if you simply wish to use your skills to make a difference. 

Arthur Rank Hospice, Shelford Bottom Site

Location: Cambridge

Job Title: Complementary Therapy Team Co-ordinator

Starting salary of £25,650 with opportunities to progress to £28,148

Please note that the salary quoted is based on full time hours and needs to be pro-rata’d for part time posts. We regret that we are unable to negotiate salary above the maximum stated within the advert. 

 

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Our team of complementary therapists’ tailor programmes to each person’s needs, treatments may involve a single therapy or a combination of techniques. Sessions provide a safe space where patients and their carers can take a little time out of their daily challenges and achieve a sense of wellbeing. The service consists of highly trained therapists who provide outpatient appointments in bespoke therapy rooms in the Hospice, on the Inpatient Unit, in people’s own homes or as part of the Living Well Service programme.

We now have an opportunity to join us as a Complementary Therapist, we have 2 permanent roles available based at our Hospice in Cambridge.

As our Complementary Therapist you will holistically assess and deliver a high standard of Complementary therapy services to patients referred for Specialist Palliative Care, working as part working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to plan and deliver those services.

Main duties will include:

  • Planning, implementing and reviewing the complementary therapy treatments to ensure they meet individual needs at each therapy session.
  • Working as part of the MDT to provide a supportive role in symptom control
  • Working with (and supervising) Healthcare Assistants and volunteers in the use of complementary therapies

To be successful in this role candidates must hold a minimum of 2 High level qualifications in Complementary Therapy related subjects along with registration with a validated complementary therapy organisation. It is also required to have previous experience of working in a complementary therapy setting, with experience working within palliative care desirable.

The hours of work available are either 22 per week, or 21.5 per week,  worked across Monday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Friday, we would be happy to discuss working hours at interview.

Due to the nature of the role it is a requirement for the postholder to hold a UK driving license and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Starting salary of £25,650 with opportunities to progress to £28,148

Please note that the salary quoted is based on full time hours and needs to be pro-rata’d for part time posts. We regret that we are unable to negotiate salary above the maximum stated within the advert.

For more information, please contact Shan Zahra Shan.Zahra@arhc.org.uk

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University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust

Location: London


Highlights: 
  • Minimum 4.5 Hours per week, 6 month committment
  • Regular 3 hour sessions every week or 2 weeks 
  • They offer £9.60 towards fares
Contact: victoria.dalgleish@nhs.net 

Barts Health NHS Trust

Location: London

Highlights: 
  • Gain extensive experience of working with NHS patients
  • Gain experience working with an NHS multi-disciplinary team
  • Full access to certificated CPD and other training free of charge, including completing a Competencies Tracker that will demonstrate that you are ready for salaried work in an NHS clinical setting
Contact: neil.browne@nhs.net

St Peter’s Hospice (for Patients Families and Bristol)

Location: Bristol


Highlights:
  • Training and induction provided
  • Few hours a week
  • Travel may be reimbursed 
Contact: volunteer@stpetershospice.org

Disability Foundation
Charity

Location: Stanmore, London


Highlights: 
  • Volunteer (Travel expenses paid)
  • 4 hours per week
  • Supportive Care 
Contact: info@tdf.org.uk