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We’re committed to providing expert care and support to families facing life-limiting illness.

We provide hospice care to people of all ages in their place of choice. Our care includes,
pain and symptom relief, palliative care, end of life care, respite, bereavement support and emotional and spiritual care.

Without the commitment and professionalism of our staff, we wouldn’t be able to provide the full range of much needed services.

Specialty Doctor – Adult Services

Specialty Doctor – Adult Services

 

Salary: NHS Specialty Doctor Scale (depending on experience and current payscale) plus on call and weekend payments.

Hours: flexible to suit your work life balance includes on calls weekdays and weekends, possibility for school hours available.

 

ellenor is the provider of all-encompassing hospice care for both adults and children living in North Kent and Bexley.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our clinical team at ellenor proving specialist palliative care to adults with a life limiting conditions across Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley. Medical input for our children’s service is via the tertiary centres and the child’s GP.

Are you a General Practitioner or doctor interested in developing further your skills in palliative medicine? Do you have a passion for ensuring patient and their families receive the best possible support when facing a life limiting condition? Come and be part of something amazing.

 You must have full GMC registration, with at least 4 years postgraduate medical experience. We welcome applications from multiple specialties including General Practice.

 We are looking for experienced doctors capable of delivering high quality patient care with opportunities within our Inpatient Ward, Outpatient clinics and across our Adult Community Services. You will work as part of our medical team providing specialist palliative care support; working alongside our muti professional team of experienced nurses and therapists focussed on enhancing quality of life. Involvement in teaching and audit/research is required, along with participation in the on call and weekend rota.

Reporting to the Director of Care, you will also work in conjunction with Supportive Care UK who provide Consultant input and educational support and development. In addition, you will receive monthly clinical supervision from experienced palliative care consultants via Supportive Care UK.

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

NHS Pension scheme members can transfer in their pension.

For an informal discussion, contact Linda Coffey Director of Care on 01474 320007 or by email Linda.coffey@ellenor.org

To apply please upload your CV with a supporting statement or complete our application form and submit via the apply button or email to hr@ellenor.org.

Closing date: 16th December 2022

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.

ellenor is a charity registered in England and Wales (1121561), and a company limited by guarantee (6302132). Registered office at Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 7HQ

 

Children's Care Assistant

Children’s Care Assistant

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £18,575 - £20,297 (depending on experience)

 ellenor are the provider of all-encompassing hospice care for both adults and children living in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, and deliver respite for children with life threatening and life limiting conditions living in Bexley. Our services include adult In-patient and Day Therapy at the Hospice in Northfleet, and 24-hour Hospice at Home for all ages. Our strategic aims recognise our role in leading the development of services to the wider community at the end of life, and we see an increasing role in education and training and as a coordinator for providing the best possible palliative care to more people and families.

We are currently recruiting for a Children’s Care Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Children’s Hospice at home team.  

The post holder will work as part of our Respite Team, in direct partnership with our team of Specialist Children’s Nurses. You will be providing 1:1 care to individual children and young people with life limiting/life threatening conditions in their own homes or other community settings. You will also help to plan and deliver group activities for children and young people aged 0 to 19. You will work in partnership with the child and family, working in a sensitive and professional manner, to ensure that the child's emotional, social and physical needs are met in a way which enhances their quality of life. You will undertake a range of duties to support the personal care needs of the child/young person, and you will be supported with training to meet any complex healthcare needs they require.

A caring attitude towards children and their families and a willingness to work evenings and weekends is essential. A qualification in childcare and/or experience with complex needs would be desirable. Training and opportunity for development is provided.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance. Support with professional development will be provided.

We offer an employer contributory pension scheme, and if you are a member of the NHS Pension Scheme, you can transfer in your pension, subject to their conditions.  You will be entitled to 27 days holiday plus bank holidays rising with service.

For informal enquiries please contact Megan Watkins by email megan.watkins@ellenor.org

To apply please upload your CV with a supporting statement or complete our application form and submit via the Apply button. If you require any further information, please contact our HR Department at hr@ellenor.org or phone 01474 320007.

Closing date: 6th December 2022 

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.

ellenor is a charity registered in England and Wales (1121561), and a company limited by guarantee (6302132). Registered office at Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 7HQ

 

Therapy Assistant

Therapy Assistant

£17,340 - £22,625 pro rata (dependent on experience)

28 hours per week (Full-Time interest also considered)

ellenor is a specialist palliative care provider for adults and children in the North of West Kent, and for children in the London Borough of Bexley. The organisation has in-patient and day therapy facilities at Gravesend, a comprehensive Hospice at Home service for children and adults and a range of outpatient and community services, all supported and delivered through a multi-disciplinary team approach.

An opportunity has arisen to become part of the innovative, forward-thinking Therapy Team at ellenor Hospice in Gravesend, Kent.  Working as a Therapy Assistant, you will be an integral part of our Wellbeing service within the Therapy Team, helping people to identify and achieve what really matters to them.  Take the time to get to know your patients, understand them, and help them to live their lives to the fullest.  Become part of the ellenor family and get that work-life balance you are looking for.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

An employer contributory pension scheme is available, and NHS Pension Scheme members can transfer in their pension.

For informal enquiries please contact Andrew Lowden, Operational Wellbeing Lead at Ellenor andrew.lowden@ellenor.org

To apply please upload your cv with a supporting statement or complete our application form and submit via the Apply button or email to hr@ellenor.org. If you require any further information, please contact our HR Department at hr@ellenor.org or phone 01474 320007.

Please note your CV will not be considered without a supporting statement.

 

Closing date 12/12/2022

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable

workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.

Music Therapist

Music Therapist

Salary: £27,825 to £31,318 pro rata

(Depending on experience)

 15 hours per week (flexible to suit your work-life balance)

 

Do you have a passion for ensuring patient and their families receive the best possible support when facing a life limiting condition? Are you creative, proactive and with a passion for supporting children to comes to terms with loss and supporting them to reach their full potential? Come and be part of something amazing.

ellenor is the provider of all-encompassing hospice care for both adults and children living in North Kent and Bexley.

 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our growing therapeutic services at ellenor proving specialist palliative care to adults and children across Dartford Gravesham and Swanley, for children this also includes Bexley.

 We are looking for a Music therapist to work alongside our current play therapist and other wellbeing staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality specialist therapeutic support to children and their families under the care of ellenor. This includes bereaved children, children with life limiting conditions and Oncology needs as week as the children of adult patients.

You will be working with patients and carers with highly complex emotional and psychosocial needs, providing therapeutic services via a variety of means, including face to face and via virtual means. We believe in providing therapeutic interventions, tailored to the individual needs of children and their families.

Reporting to the Director of Care, you will develop individualised programmes, with outcome measures that evidence the therapeutic benefit of Music Therapy.

NHS Pension scheme members can transfer their pension.

An enhanced DBS is required and will be arranged.

For an informal chat, please contact Linda Coffey Director of Care on 01474 320007

To apply please upload your CV with a supporting statement or complete our application form and submit via the Apply button. If you require any further information, please contact our HR Department at hr@ellenor.org or phone 01474 320007.

Closing date: 27th January 2023

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.

ellenor is a charity registered in England and Wales (1121561), and a company limited by guarantee (6302132). Registered office at Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 7HQ

 

 

Play Therapist

Play Therapist

Salary: £27,825 to £31,318 pro rata

(Depending on experience)

14 hours per week (flexible to suit your work-life balance)

 

Do you have a passion for ensuring patient and their families receive the best possible support when facing a life limiting condition? Are you creative, proactive and with a passion for supporting children to comes to terms with loss and supporting them to reach their full potential? Come and be part of something amazing.

ellenor is the provider of all-encompassing hospice care for both adults and children living in North Kent and Bexley.

 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our growing therapeutic services at ellenor proving specialist palliative care to adults and childrens across Dartford Gravesham and Swanley, for children this also includes Bexley.

 We are looking for a second play therapist to work alongside our current play therapist and other wellbeing staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality specialist therapeutic support to children and their families under the care of ellenor. This includes bereaved children, children with life limiting conditions and Oncology needs as week as the children of adult patients.

You will be working with patients and carers with highly complex emotional and psychosocial needs, providing therapeutic services via a variety of means, including face to face and via virtual means. We believe in providing therapeutic interventions, tailored to the individual needs of children and their families.

Reporting to the Director of Care, you will develop individualised programmes, with outcome measures that evidence the therapeutic benefit of Play Therapy.

NHS Pension scheme members can transfer their pension.

An enhanced DBS is required and will be arranged.

 For an informal chat, please contact Linda Coffey Director of Care on 01474 320007

To apply please upload your CV with a supporting statement or complete our application form and submit via the Apply button. If you require any further information, please contact our HR Department at hr@ellenor.org or phone 01474 320007.

 Closing date: 27th January 2023

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.

ellenor is a charity registered in England and Wales (1121561), and a company limited by guarantee (6302132). Registered office at Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 7HQ

Flexibank Staff Nurse

“Go home every day knowing you have made a difference when it matters most”

Flexibank Staff Nurses - Inpatient ward

Hours: Flexibank

Do you have experience of nursing in the public sector?  Have you considered working within the charity sector instead? Come and join our ellenor family and enjoy working in a Friendly, Caring, Supportive environment.

Fed up of long shifts? We offer flexible shift patterns to suit your needs to ensure a work/life balance. 

Are you a qualified nurse wanting to pursue and develop a career in palliative care? See what we can offer you to progress your nursing career.

          When you join our team you will benefit from the following:

  • High nurse to patient ratio, giving you more time to care
  • Access to further education and specialist palliative care courses to further your career
  • Supported with regular clinical supervision
  • Access to a range of services to support your holistic patient assessment
  • Opportunity to ensure patients receive dedicated care and support at end of life
  • Supporting patients to die in their place of choice
  • Easy access to parking

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Flexibank Registered Nurses to become valued members of an experienced and supportive team, experience in palliative care whilst advantageous is not essential. As a registered nurse for ellenor, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The post will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance. An employer contributory pension scheme is available, and NHS Pension Scheme members can transfer in their pension.

To apply send a completed application form (below) or a CV and supporting statement via the Apply button. If you have any questions please contact hr@ellenor.org.

Staff Nurse - IPW

 “Go home every day knowing you have made a difference when it matters most”

 Staff Nurse- Inpatient ward

Salary £28,970 - £30,735  (depending on experience)

 Hours: Full and Part-time available

 

Do you have experience of nursing in the public sector?  Have you considered working within the charity sector instead? Come and join our ellenor family and enjoy working in a Friendly, Caring, Supportive environment.

Fed up of long shifts? We offer flexible shift patterns to suit your needs to ensure a work/life balance. We are also able to offer part time hours for the right candidate.

Are you a qualified Staff Nurse wanting to pursue and develop a career in palliative care? See what we can offer you to progress your nursing career.

          When you join our team you will benefit from the following:

  • High nurse to patient ratio, giving you more time to care
  • Access to further education and specialist palliative care courses to further your career
  • Supported with regular clinical supervision
  • Access to a range of services to support your holistic patient assessment
  • Opportunity to ensure patients receive dedicated care and support at end of life
  • Supporting patients to die in their place of choice

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Registered Staff Nurses to become valued members of an experienced and supportive team, experience in palliative care whilst advantageous is not essential. As a registered nurse for ellenor, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The post will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance. An employer contributory pension scheme is available, and NHS Pension Scheme members can transfer in their pension.

Please download a job profile for more details about the role.

If you wish to be considered for the post, please download an application form and email the completed form to hr@ellenor.org or you may upload your CV, but you must include a supporting statement with it.

Please note your CV will not be considered without a supporting statement.

If you require any further information please email hr@ellenor.org.

 

Closing Date : Ongoing

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.