Spiritual Care Specialist

Closing Date: 24th January, 2019

Interview Date: 7th February, 2019

Working Hours:     15-22.5 Hours Per Week

Salary :                  Band E (£28,050 – £36,644 pro rata)

Contract:               Permanent

Location:               Torbay & South Devon


Spirituality is about what makes that person who they are and what matters to them, regardless of religion, faith, beliefs and non-faiths.


Due to the retirement of the previous post-holder, we are seeking to appoint a Spiritual Care Specialist to join us at Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay, in an exciting opportunity to lead on and develop further a newly developed model of Spiritual Care support. As an integral member of the multi-professional team, your key role will be to promote and provide seamless high-quality pastoral, spiritual and religious care to patients, carers, staff and volunteers.


The ideal candidate will be either Ordained by an appropriate religious authority with considerable pastoral experience and ideally some previous experience of chaplaincy, or a non-ordained individual educated to degree level with on-going evidence of understanding, training and education in the relevant subjects (e.g. religious studies/theology). An understanding of world faiths and other belief systems particularly regarding belief and practices around illness, death and dying is essential.


The post holder will be required to establish and lead a group of dedicated, enthusiastic, Spiritual Care Champions made up of staff, volunteers, local Chaplains, other faith leader/ spiritual care advisors, and work with staff to develop their confidence in providing Spiritual Care support to patients, carers and their families. The hospice has good existing relationships with local religious groups and spiritual care teams from other local healthcare organisations, and the post holder will have the opportunity to develop these relationships further, providing enhanced links between the hospice and all local faith groups. This is a part time/flexible position; the post is funded for 15 hours per week with consideration given to the adjustment of these hours up to 22.5 hours for the right candidate.

Rowcroft Hospice support adults living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon. The charity is based in Torquay and more than 70% of our funding comes from the incredible generosity of our local community. We offer a huge range of support within our 12-bed Inpatient Unit, Community Services Teams and Hospice at Home team, completely free of charge. We are committed to making every day the best day possible for people living with life-limiting illnesses and providing comfort and support to families coping with the hardest days.

This post will be subject to a Full DBS Check and will be subject to a 3 months probationary period.

Rowcroft Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Rowcroft Hospice – Rowcroft House Foundation Ltd
Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LS
Registered Charity No. 282723

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