Charity registered in Scotland SC003634
The St. Columba's Hospice in-patient unit treats over 450 patients and cares for their families every year, free at the point of need. We have an exceptional clinical environment and are committed to delivering the highest quality care to patients and support to their families. Our patients face a range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory disease, heart failure and MND.
Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice first opened its doors in 1977. Over the years it has grown and evolved into an exemplary provider of specialist palliative care for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians annually, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones.
We are delighted to be recruiting for a Compassionate Communities Lead, a recent and evolving role vital to developing the innovative work currently happening between St Columba’s Hospice Care and the local communities we serve. The ideal candidate for this work will be someone who has experience or expertise in community development approaches, is able to work both strategically and operationally, and is skilled as a great connector and communicator.
Within the context of public health palliative care, the Compassionate Communities movement encourages, facilitates, supports and celebrates care for one another during life’s most difficult times and transitions; chronic and life threatening illness, ageing, fragility and dementia, grief, loss and bereavement, and the challenges of long term caring.
Your interest might be driven by personal experience with death, dying and loss and we recognise its importance and value in this type of work. It is not necessary to have previous experience of working within end of life care and we actively encourage candidates from out with the sector to consider applying. You will be a dynamic, creative individual who is able to motivate themselves and others and bring people along with you. You will need to be comfortable interacting with senior leaders, folks in their own local communities and everyone in between. You will be able to build and nurture partnerships and lead a team to success. Whilst supporting the team operationally, you will also have the necessary strategic insight to drive a variety of diverse projects forward; each grounded in the work of supporting communities to engage with death as a social process and co-create community-owned capacity to live well with dying, death, grief and loss.
Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s first opened its doors in 1977. Over the years it has grown and evolved into an exemplary provider of specialist palliative care for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians annually, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. We currently have the following opportunity:
Are you dynamic, enthusiastic and capable?
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?
We’re looking for a creative and passionate Volunteer Services Manager to join St Columba’s Hospice Care, as we roll out our exciting strategy, expanding our end of life care services to the Edinburgh & Lothians community. Volunteering is critical to the success of St Columba’s. We value the unique role that volunteers play in all parts of the organisation and believe that the skills and experiences of volunteers help St Columba’s to deliver a high quality of care to our patients, their families and loved ones.
Volunteers enhance and enrich the work of our staff and allow St Columba’s to develop strong
links with communities which raises awareness of St Columba’s and of the care and support that we provide. We are looking for someone dynamic, enthusiastic and capable to: