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Specialised Occupational Therapist (Shared role between St Christopher's Hospice and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice)

Allied Health Professionals
£33,779- £37,890 per annum FTE + HCA
Permanent - Full Time
Monday - Friday 37.5 Hours
Sydenham & Abbey Wood
Closing date:
29 January 2021

Specialised Occupational Therapist

Location:       Sydenham (STCH) & Abbey Wood (GBCH)

Department:   Allied Health Professionals

Hours:            Full time Monday-Friday, 37.5 Hours a week

3 days based at St Christopher’s Hospice (STCH), 2 days based at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice (GBCH)

Salary:            £ 33,779- £37,890 per annum FTE + HCA

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to work in two different Hospice settings, both equally committed to offering excellent end of life and palliative care. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Allied Health Professionals Teams across both hospices and be responsible for providing the provision and delivery of rehabilitative palliative care for patients with life-limiting illness to optimise their independence and make a significant difference to their quality of life. The role will be working 3 days at STCH and 2 days at GBCH.

About St Christopher’s

St Christopher’s 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. It 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.

About Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice opened in 1994 and provides support to people facing death, dying and loss in the two London boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley, a population of just over 500,000 people. 

Your new role

You will be an integral part of the Allied Health Professional teams at STCH and GBCH and a key member of the multi-disciplinary team. You will be responsible for providing rehabilitation services to palliative care patients including those with cancer, long term neurological and other progressive life-threatening conditions other than cancer.

To succeed in this role

We are looking for someone who is passionate to work as part of both Hospices’ multi-disciplinary teams. You will want to contribute to high quality, goal-focused palliative rehabilitation. You will be passionate about improving care in an end of life setting. You will need to hold a recognized qualification in Occupational therapy and HCPC registration with more than three years clinical experience. This experience would include a range of clinical areas i.e. general medical, oncology, neurology, respiratory, orthopedic, elderly care etc. Experience of working in palliative care is essential and having previously worked in in the community setting, including as a lone worker would be advantageous but not essential.

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
  • Season ticket loans
  • 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 Helena Talbot-Rice (Rehabilitation and Wellbeing Consultant Lead) at

Please check out our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at  and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice at

To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing date:  29th January 2021

Interview date:  Provisional – February 11th

In the event we receive a high amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date.

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

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