St Columba's Hospice Care
St Columba's Hospice Care

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.


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Top job! Volunteers Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,917 – £40,736
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th May 2021

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:

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, placement and retention of all volunteers across St Columba’s services and fundraising efforts
  • Manage and support volunteering across St Columba’s in conjunction with other leaders and service managers
  • Ensure St Columba’s attracts and retains a diverse volunteer workforce and offers an exceptional volunteer experience.
  • Develop new opportunities for volunteers to make a difference
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Top job! Compassionate Communities Lead

  • Full time
  • £44,359 – £47,846
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2021

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.

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Compassionate Neighbours Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,982 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th November 2021

Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice Care 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, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. Our patients face a range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory disease, heart failure and MND. We currently have two part-time vacancies to join our dedicated team.

We believe that neighbourhoods and communities play a vital part in supporting one another during times of increased health need, isolation, loss and grief, and an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint two new members to our expanding Compassionate Communities team. Working alongside key partners - hospice colleagues, existing services, third sector organisations, community groups and individuals - you will support the recruitment, training and development of a growing network of compassionate neighbours; local people who give of their time, shared interests and company to other local people who are living with a life-limiting condition, and who may be lonely or socially isolated.

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 applicants from out with the sector to consider applying. Well-developed listening skills alongside a genuine desire to support individuals and communities in caring for one another during life’s most difficult times and transitions are essential. We are looking for someone who is confident, kind and resourceful, with an ability to see the potential in others and provide the right conditions for it to develop and flourish. This will equip you to nurture relationships, grow capacity and work alongside others to create hubs of compassionate neighbours within the local communities and neighbourhoods we serve.

You will have excellent listening skills, be able to communicate with a diverse range of people and thrive on creating social connections. Relevant training or experience in health, social care or community development would be an advantage. A clean driving licence and car are essential as this role necessitates flexible working (day/evening/ weekends) and a considerable amount of travel.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Maggie Young or Lynn Darke on 0131 551 1381.

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Child and Families Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £29,150 – £32,915 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice Care 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, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. Our patients face a range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory disease, heart failure and MND. We currently have a part-time vacancy to join our dedicated team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, approachable, organised and compassionate practitioner to join our existing service for children and young people whose family members have been diagnosed with incurable illness.

With experience of working with children and families facing bereavement and an understanding of the social and emotional needs of children and young people, you’ll support families as they help children to understand and adjust to the changes caused by incurable illness, assist families to make plans for the future, and help ensure that children/young people are appropriately informed and involved in the decisions which affect their lives. You’ll have a relevant qualification in health, education, social care, play therapy or counselling and an understanding of the legal and structural requirements for meeting childrens’ needs, as well as a grounding in child protection.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Craig Hutchison, Family Support Team Manager on 0131 551 1381

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Counsellor / CBT Therapist

  • Part time
  • £36,917 – £40,736 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice Care 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, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. Our patients face a range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory disease, heart failure and MND. We currently have a part-time vacancy to join our dedicated team.

We are looking for an approachable, organised, motivated and compassionate counsellor / CBT therapist to join our specialist Family Support Team.

Working with other counsellors and as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be instrumental in the continued development of counselling, bereavement and carer support services at St Columba’s Hospice. Working with adults living with incurable illness and facing end of life, as well as with their relatives and loved ones, you will be a registered, qualified and experienced counsellor and/or CBT therapist, accredited by BACP and/or BABCP or eligible for such accreditation, and will have specialist knowledge of illness, loss and bereavement. You will provide sessions both in-person and/or remotely via telephone and/or NHS NearMe. Able to work well as part of a team, you will have excellent communication skills, and will enjoy being involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers.

Experience of providing counselling supervision, of working in a health care setting, and of offering time-limited psychological therapies and group work would support your application.

For an informal discussion about the post please call Craig Hutchison, Family Support Team Manager, on 0131 551 1381.

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Volunteer Services Administrator

  • Full time
  • £24,846 – £25,982
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th February 2022

Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice Care 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, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. Our patients face a range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory disease, heart failure and MND.

St Columba’s Hospice Care has involved volunteers since it opened. We now have an exciting opportunity for an Administrator to join our Volunteer Services team, working with approximately 600 amazing volunteers in all areas of Hospice activity. You will provide comprehensive administrative support and will assist with the promotion and development of volunteering; including new volunteer initiatives and roles across St Columba’s Hospice Care, in our retail shops and in the community.

We are looking for an individual with a combination of strong database, administrative and people skills. You will maintain our volunteer database (Better Impact) on a day-to-day basis. You will review and improve our database procedures, ensuring the quality of data we hold, offer training and support to other users, and carry out a range of administrative functions including inputting data, carrying out data cleansing activities, extracting information and reports, and troubleshooting issues. You will offer a range of administrative and organisational functions within the Volunteer Services department, dealing with staff, volunteers and the public online, by telephone and face to face.

You should possess strong communication, organisational and MS Office skills and will ideally have some experience of volunteer management. Most importantly, you’ll be an enthusiastic and friendly individual, who enjoys dealing with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

For an informal discussion about the post please call Julie Golding, Volunteer Services Manager on 0131 551 1381.

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