Hospice care in your home or ours

Senior Counsellor


Senior Counsellor

£25,000 to £26,000 per annum

(pro rated for part-time hours)

22.5hrs – Flexible working available


The face of hospice care is changing

ellenor is a charity which has been offering the best care and support to families facing terminal illness in Kent for over 30 years. On average 89% of those under our care are able to die surrounded by their loved ones in a place of their choosing. We are the provider of all-encompassing hospice care for both adults and children living in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, West Kent and Bexley. Our services include adult In-patient and Living Well 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.  As a result, we are expanding our services and teams and are looking for the right people to join us.

Are you passionate about ensuring patients and their families receive the best possible care for psychological support? Do you want to support patients, their families and the bereaved?

We are seeking a trained, registered and accredited counselling professional with a track record of working around end of life care to lead our counselling service to work as a senior counsellor.

You will be passionate about working with patients and families at the end of life, supervising counsellors and delivering training.

You will work as a key member of a multidisciplinary team and participate in the overall holistic care provision for our adult and children’s service as well as managing a team of volunteer counsellors (including those on placement as part of a counselling course). You will help us to develop counselling services for patients, carers and their families and lead the development of services which reach out into the wider community by taking services to outreach hubs.

            This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

Support with professional development will be provided and an employer contributory pension scheme is available. Please note this post is with ellenor and therefore you will not be employed by the NHS and as such does not attract the same benefits. NHS Pension Scheme members can transfer in their pension. 

Senior Counsellor - download job description and person specification here

To apply please use the button below to save the application form, then complete and upload or post to the address provided on the Work with Us home page.

Please contact hr@ellenor.org or phone 01474 320007 if you require further information.

Closing date: 5th November 2020

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