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Job vacancy details

Music Therapist

Arts & Music Department
£28,407 per annum FTE (pro rata salary of £17,754.38)
Permanent - Part Time
22.5 hours per week
Closing date:
25 January 2021

About us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a leading Hospice who 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

We have an exciting opportunity that has arisen for an emotionally intelligent Music Therapist, to join our spirited team providing effective specialist music therapy interventions for service users across all areas that support is offered, in order to meet the needs of patients, their families and their carers. You will be tasked with developing effective interventions within the hospice, coordinating with colleagues across the hospice to ensure the service meets identified needs.

To succeed in this role

You will possess a MA or equivalent qualification in Music Therapy or Integrative Arts Psychotherapy with particular interest in music, and have the ability to assess and manage frequent distressing clinical interactions with patients. Experience of working in a hospice or Care home would be a bonus however this is not essential. Due to the nature of the role, you will need to have highly developed interpersonal skills which will enable you to form and maintain therapeutic alliances with dying patients/carers/family members who have complex needs. You will receive ample support from the team, however it is important that you are able to work independently at a high standard.

Benefits of joining St Christopher’s

  • You will gain a stimulating and rewarding career 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 Mandy Bruce, Arts & Music Therapy Team Lead on 0208 768 4535 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:  25th January 2021 at Midnight

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

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