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Palliative Care Social Worker – Band 7

Join our team

Closing date: 30 November 2023 
Interview date: 7 December 2023 
Location: Selly Park & Erdington
Hours: 30 Hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Clinical Band 7, £43,741 – £50,055 per year, (Actual salary for 30 hours per week, £34,993 – £40,044 per year)

We have a dedicated team of Nurses and Palliative Care Social Workers who are here to support our patients and their loved during their time with us. Our Social Team assists with a range of bespoke support that is based on our patients’ individual needs. From financial and benefits support, to combatting loneliness and isolation, the team will ensure that people are supported with what matters most to them during their time with the hospice.

Our Palliative Care Social Workers at the hospice specialise in working with our patients who are at the end of 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 7 will work in close partnership with other professions, agencies, organisations and as part of the wider community in which they are based. The role will also lead and support the Band 5 Palliative Care Social Worker and support the Befriending Team and Volunteers.

The successful applicant will also be responsible for providing a teaching element in their role in Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, and the new Liberty Protection Safeguards and leading the link nurse roles for Safeguarding across the hospice to ensure high standards of care to provide our patients and loved ones with the right support 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


  • You must possess a recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with Social Work England.
  • You will have substantial post-qualifying experience of direct work with individuals and families.
  • You will have an understanding and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will have a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle.

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.
Preserving precious memories for father Jags and his son Cameron

55-year-old Jags wanted something for his son, 17-year-old Cameron, to be able to treasure forever.

Jags, from Aston, is being supported by hospice teams in our Erdington Inpatient Unit.

When his son Cameron was able to visit him at the hospice, they both created this special, physical memory facilitated by trained hospice teams.

A hand cast can be a unique way to preserve a connection or relationship, resulting in something physical which can be treasured for years to come.

“I wanted to do something for Cameron to remember me by,” Jags said. “It was done here at the hospice which was great.”

Creating these treasured memories is just one of the ways we help make every moment matter.

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.