This is a new role, a fixed term 22 month post with responsibility for Willen Hospice as part of the MK Hospital Chaplaincy Team.

Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the area. In addition to the 15 bed In-Patient unit and Community Nursing provision, they have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychology & Counselling, Social Care, Therapies including Physiotherapy, Complementary & Occupational Therapy and Spiritual Care.

The MK Hospital Chaplaincy Team are proud of the contributions they have made to patients and staff during such an unsettling time and wish to build on this by working with Willen Hospice to provide the highest quality of care and support for all people of all faiths and none. The applicant must be of good standing within their faith or belief community and be enthusiastic about delivering pastoral, spiritual and religious care in the hospice and hospital settings.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative approach to working as part of a multi-faith and belief team and be willing to undertake an on-call commitment. Any candidate applying should have sufficient experience of palliative and end of life care to offer sensitive and safe religious, spiritual and pastoral care to patients, relatives, friends and carers, and to members of staff – whether these are persons of faith or not.

This role is demanding and the successful candidate will need to be emotionally intelligent and able to work within clear boundaries so as to be able to manage difficult situations whilst acting as a reflective practitioner. Travel between hospital and hospice sites will be part of this role, so you will need to be able to achieve this in a timely manner.

You are encouraged to make contact before applying and the Hospital Chaplaincy Team will do their best to facilitate visits where capacity allows. You can arrange to do this by contacting:

Revd Sarah Crane, Lead Chaplain on 01908 996062 or email at sarah.crane@mkuh.nhs.uk

Two-stage interview process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a presentation to a panel via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 18th August. Following that face to face interviews may be offered to successful candidates on Wednesday 25th August. They reserve the right to close posts early if they receive a sufficient volume of applications.

Further details here