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Senior Therapy Support Worker – Band 4

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Closing date: 1 November 2023
Interview date: 16 November 2023 
Location: Erdington
Hours: 20 hours per week
Duration: Permanent 
Salary: Clinical Band 4, £25,146 – £27,596 per year (Actual salary for 20 hours per week, £13,411 – £14,717 per year)

Our Specialist Therapists ensure care and support is provided using a collaborative and holistic approach for each individual patient and their family or carers.

We have an exciting opportunity for a caring, compassionate and committed professional to join us as a Band 4 Senior Therapy Support Worker, to provide support within the therapies team to provide care in our Inpatient Unit, Living Well Centre, and in community settings.

The role involves working with individuals and groups, managing equipment loans and assisting with the coordination of volunteers and students.

Working collaboratively with therapists, patients and their carers/families you will help develop and deliver patient-centred treatment plans, focussed on patient’s goals.  You will assist the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of our self-management and educational groups (such as Fatigue, Anxiety and Breathlessness).

The successful candidate will receive day-to-day managerial and professional support from a team of experienced Palliative Care Therapists.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Louise Tipson;


You must be able to evidence a high standard of numeracy and literacy and have a t least a Care Certificate/NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care, or higher, or equivalent.

You will have previous experience of working in a therapy support worker/assistant role, or similar, and will have experience of planning and providing interventions.

Once established you may have the opportunity to work with our partner hospices.

You can download the Job Description/Person Specification, an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking on the links below.  Please return completed forms to

Please note that candidates must complete and return an application form, we are unable to accept CV applications.

Senior Therapy Support Worker Band 4 – Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Key benefits

Once established you may have the opportunity to work with our partner hospices.

If you want the opportunity to make a difference to patients with a life limiting illness and would like to work in an innovative and supportive team, we would love to hear from you.

What we offer is a fantastic opportunity to develop experience in a specialist palliative and end of life care setting. You will be trained and supported by experienced palliative care professionals.

  • 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.
“After I saw the care my dad received at the hospice, I knew I wanted to work there.”

Barbara Bennett, a Healthcare Assistant at Birmingham Hospice’s Erdington site, was inspired to join the hospice after seeing the expert palliative care her dad, Frederick, received there.

Having worked in healthcare for 30 years, Barbara decided it was time she went into palliative and end of life care after helping to care for her father when he was diagnosed with heart failure, kidney failure and dementia.

Read Barbara’s story

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.