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Join our team

Closing date: 23 November 2023 
Interview date: To be confirmed
Location: Erdington and Selly Park 
Hours: 30 hours per week
Duration: Permanent 
Salary: Clinical Pay Scale Band 6 £35,392 – £42,618 per year, (Actual Salary based on 30 hours, £28,313 – £34,094 per year)

Counselling session.

We care about our patients and their loved ones, and we aim to understand and meet their needs. We have a team of counsellors, spiritual carers, therapists, wellbeing volunteers and bereavement volunteers whose focus is on supporting people both emotionally and spiritually.

The Wellbeing Team is a specialist therapeutic team working in a bereavement setting, helping people to help themselves.  The Wellbeing Team consists of Adult, Children and Spiritual services.  They are a very friendly team which strives for professionalism and providing person-centred care.

As a Counsellor, you will provide a comprehensive, therapeutic counselling service to our patients and their loved ones, both pre- and post-bereavement. The role involves identifying the nature, severity and complexity of our service users’ requirements, and carrying out thorough assessments to formulate and implement care plans.

While not essential, we encourage applicants who can speak community languages to meet the requirements of our diverse communities.

For further information or an informal chat, please e-mail Surjit Heer on

The role will predominantly be based at our Erdington site; however, you will be required to travel to our Selly Park site on a regular basis.


  • You will be a qualified counsellor and be registered with an appropriate professional counselling body (e,g, BACP).
  • You will have advanced training in the theory and practice of counselling, and possess practitioner-level knowledge of at least two models of psychological therapy.
  • You will have significant counselling experience and experience of clinical assessment in a counselling setting, as well as an excellent knowledge and understanding of needs associated with loss, grief and bereavement.

Key benefits

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free tea, coffee and toast.
  • We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including those with caring responsibilities – while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.
  • Birmingham Hospice is committed to colleague development as an ongoing professional requirement and consider this a priority.
  • For individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.
  • A supportive work environment, with a focus on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free emotional, health and financial support.
"Making a significant difference to someone’s quality of life even in their last few months or weeks is an element of the job that provides me with a great deal of satisfaction.”

Andy, who works as a Physiotherapist, joined the hospice after many years as a practitioner.

Having worked in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, GP surgeries, sport, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Andy felt ready for a change. Before even applying for the job, he came in to meet the friendly team, which completely swayed his decision to apply.

The variety of each day is what Andy enjoys most about the role, as well as the chance to constantly improve his knowledge and skills by working with an experienced specialist team.

He said: “Making a significant difference to someone’s quality of life even in their last few months or weeks is an element of the job that provides me with a great deal of satisfaction.”

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do as we continue in our mission to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.