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Job vacancy details

Oral History Project Lead

£29,186 - £31,131 per annum FTE
Fixed Term - Full Time
36 hours per week (30 hours per week considered)
Closing date:
29 November 2020

About us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a leading Hospice which aspires to a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Your new role

As the Oral History Project Lead, you will be responsible for developing an oral history project from inception to the opening of an exhibition in our brand-new state of the art Centre for Awareness and Response to End of Life Care (CARE), which will include hospice artifacts, printed quotations and audio clips. While liaising with the external academic consultant, you will be tasked with developing a training programme for volunteers, to transform this group into proficient users of recording equipment, through collecting oral histories from former members of staff, volunteers and members of the public. You will be responsible for ensuring the gathered histories are archived appropriately and catalogued, while being supported by the external academic consultant and an archivist.

This role is being offered on a 12 to 18 months Fixed Term Contract.

To succeed in this role

You will be educated to degree level or an equivalent and have proven experience of delivering a complex project i.e. expenditure of £100k and/or management of 50+ volunteers, communicating new ideas and/or services to diverse/vulnerable communities. You will bring with you an awareness and understanding of GDPR, data protection and confidentiality and the ability to implement processes and policies to ensure personal and data security.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to interact with professionals and members of local communities, and be persuasive with the ability to use your knowledge to positively influence others. It is just as important to us that you enjoy making and maintaining relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, and feel comfortable working with people at the end of life.

If this sounds like you, we will be excited to hear from you!

Benefits of joining St Christopher’s

  • You will gain a stimulating and rewarding role with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities
  • A number of health and wellbeing schemes
  • A competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan
  • Access to plenty of free local street parking.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jenny Fogarty, Lead for St Christopher’s CARE on 0208 768 4711 or

Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date:  29th November 2020 at Midnight

Interview Date: 7th December 2020

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For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on 0208 768 4680

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