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Programme Designer and Educationalist

£51,938 per annum
Permanent - Full Time or Part Time
36 hours per week will consider 28.8 hours per week
Closing date:
3 June 2024

Programme Designer and Educationalist

Location:                             Sydenham / Hybrid

Department:                      Professional Learning Team

Hours:                                 36 hours per week will consider 28.8 hours per week

Salary:                                 £51,938 per annum

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.

The Professional Learning Team at St Christopher’s CARE exists to advance palliative and end of life care around the world through the delivery of cutting-edge and high impact products. We are a team of educationalists, lecturers, associates and support staff who create and deliver a wide variety of learning opportunities for a broad range of health and social care professionals. 

We support learners, both in person and virtually from a range of professional contexts to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding of end of life care and provide a space for people to think differently about death dying and loss. 

Based out of St Christopher’s CARE, our three-story centre incorporates a number of flexible learning spaces, including a lecture theatre, virtual teaching rooms, library (with free resources), digital support area, skills lab, bright meeting rooms and a fabulous roof garden.

Your new role 

The Programme Designer and Educationalist has a critical role in ensuring the quality of learning made available through CARE, primarily for professionals involved in palliative and end of life care. The postholder will strongly influence the design and style of delivery of learning for professionals on offer, bringing knowledge and confidence as an educationalist to shape and enhance a broad variety of education and training events, courses and products.  We offer a supportive working environment which includes flexibility around hybrid working.

As the Programme Designer and Educationalist you will be responsible for the following:

  • Shaping, then supporting the programme of learning for professionals delivered via CARE, reflective of new opportunities and evaluation and feedback on past events
  • Guiding the work of Delivery Team members as they plan and evaluate specific events, courses of on line offers
  • Proposing developments of technological and other infrastructural developments that facilitate and ensure high quality learning 
  • Advising internal committees and leaders regarding education related advancements related to workforce development at St Christopher’s 

To succeed in this role 

  • You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with a qualification as an educationalist, in addition, a health and social care qualification is desirable
  • You will have extensive experience of delivering a variety of education and training
  • You will have experience of co-designing education and training
  • You should have experience of guiding and supporting other people in the design and delivery of education and training offers
  • You will need to be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal with strong interpersonal skills
  • You will have high levels of IT competency

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 career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community
  • Work in a way that suits you, your role and your department, with working from home options
  • 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 Annie Charman, Professional Learning Programme Manager on 0208 768 4731 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:  3rd June 2024

Interview Date: 10th June 2024

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

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

As a Disability Confident Employer we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
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