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Palliative Care Social Worker – Band 5 (PN0334) Development post supported by the ASYE Framework

Palliative Care Social Worker Band 5 Development post supported by the ASYE Framework

Closing date:  17th September 2023
Interview date: 26th September 2023
Location:  Erdington & Selly Park

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: Hospice Pay band: Band 5 £29,180

“Happy to talk flexible working”

Birmingham Hospice,
formed of Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices, is looking for a Palliative Care Social Worker Band 5 to join the Social Team.

Our Palliative Care Social Workers at the hospice specialise in working with our patients who are at the end of their life, their families, those they are close to and their communities. Using their specific skills and knowledge to help people to deal with the impact of a palliative diagnosis, including emotional support, to have a good life and a good death.

The Palliative Care Social Worker Band 5 development post in Palliative Care will support the Band 7 working in close partnership with other professions, agencies, organisations and as part of the wider community in which they are based.

The successful applicant will work within the social team to help to provide the assessments and applications for both Social and Fast Track CHC packages of Care. Working in close partnership within the team ensures high standards of care and support to our patients and loved ones are provided at the right time.

If this sounds like the role for you then we’d love to receive your application.

For further information or an informal chat, please email:

This post holder will be based at both Erdington and Selly Park sites.

You can download the Job Description/Person Specification, an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking on the links below.  Please note, you are required to complete the Application Form; CVs alone will not be accepted. Please return completed forms to

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Employee Benefits

Birmingham Hospice supports vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

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 benefits.

This is a fantastic opportunity with training opportunities available. We consider staff / team development as a priority.

Candidates can be put off applying for a job when they have caring responsibilities and may not think they can achieve the flexibility they need. We are keen to hear from you, and whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.

About us

Birmingham Hospice provides expert palliative and end of life care for people and their families living with life-limiting illnesses.

We believe that all people in Birmingham should have access to the best specialist care and support – when, where and how they need it. Our vision is a future where everyone with a life-limiting illness will live and die with dignity and in comfort. Our mission is to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.

During a recent CQC inspection our Erdington site was rated ‘outstanding’, with independent health care regulators highlighting that colleagues and services are caring, responsive and well-led.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about providing the very best care, and patients and their loved ones are at the heart of everything we do.

Our values of kindness, respect, innovation, togetherness, positivity and openness are at the centre of who we are, what we do and how we behave. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, welcoming, caring and supportive team. We’re offering a competitive salary, with generous holiday allowance, a contribution pension scheme, and a commitment to investing in our people through employee benefits and ongoing professional development.

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.