Job vacancy details

Associate Paramedic Specialist (Palliative Care)

Care Directorate
£37,152 - £43,994 per annum (inclusive of HCA)
Permanent - Full Time
37.5 hours per week (on a rota basis)
Closing date:
4 July 2022


Location: Sydenham and Bromley

Department:Community Palliative Care Team (includes all our services)

Hours:37.5 hours per week (Monday to Sunday, on a rota basis)

Salary:£37,152 - £43,994 per annum (inclusive of HCA, equivalent AfC band 6)   

Please note, salary will be determined on service and experience within the role

Do you aspire to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is highly regarded around the globe? Would you like to be part of a committed and supportive multi-disciplinary team that delivers empowering and compassionate care and support? Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills within an organisation that values their staff and offers a comprehensive wellbeing programme? Then St Christopher’s, and this role may be for you.

St Christopher’s has services spanning the London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, and are connected to partner health and social care organisations in all the boroughs we support. St Christopher’s CARE, provides learning and development to the communities we support, and we have academic links with a number of universities, nationally and internationally.

We are looking for compassionate paramedics to join our community palliative care team. Our team works across a 7-day week, providing a service from 7.30am to 9pm.

We have roles that rotate through all of our services including our Single Point of Contact team, and our Bromley and Sydenham based teams. In these roles, our skilled team provides telephone and video triage, visiting people in their homes across Bromley, Croydon, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark; and also see people in our outpatient department. Most importantly, you will be a registered paramedic and would like to develop your career in palliative care.

Your new role

Your role will be so important in supporting people who are entering the last phase of their lives to talk about what is important to them and helping them to navigate how their wishes and goals can be achieved. You will also support families and friends as well as providing expert care that will support a dignified death. You will offer the people we support your skills in symptom control, social, emotional and spiritual care, in addition to providing advice, support and education to the primary health care team and hospital staff where appropriate, as part of an interdisciplinary team.

To succeed in this role

For all our roles, you will need to a compassionate and resilient person. For our Associate Paramedic Specialist roles (equivalent of AfC band 6), you will need to demonstrate relevant experience at band 5 or 6, and an awareness of this work, and a keenness to develop in this area of health care. We are keen to support paramedics to develop towards Clinical Paramedic Specialists, and would love to discuss this with you! For all roles, we require you to possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work efficiently in a disciplinary team and manage stressful situations.

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 including masters level education and non-medical prescribing
  • 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 Eva Trowers or Lindsey Gibbs - Clinical Team Leads on 0208 768 4500 or 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:  4th July 2022

Interview Date: Provisional Date: TBA 

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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