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Engagement Officer

Job Reference: 1945

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary Scale: St. Richard's Hospice Payscale Pay Point 14 (£28,281 - £29,694 per annum)

St Richard’s is looking for an Engagement Officer to play a key role in the continued development of hospice care to meet the changing needs of the Worcestershire community.

You will be a pro-active individual and a ‘people person’ with experience of developing and leading community engagement projects and working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external partners.

The Engagement Officer will help raise awareness of our services, strengthen our connections with local healthcare systems and build partnerships.

Using your experience of delivering successful engagement projects and in-depth understanding of the healthcare environment, you will plan and deliver the strategies to widen and deepen the knowledge of St Richard’s services to increase access and involvement in hospice care. You will engage with a multitude of social groups, minority groups, those defined as ‘hard to reach’ or ‘seldom heard,’ service users, influencers, staff and volunteers.

About the organisation:
St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.  St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with 22% funded by the NHS.

For full details of this role please see the job description and person specification.

This post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you would to find out more information or arrange an informal visit to the Hospice, please contact Helen Griffee, Communications Manager, or Kirstie Smith, Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator, St. Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT Tel. 01905 763963 or email Recruitment@strichards.org.uk. Applications can be made directly online here.

Closing Date: 20 September 2019 at 12 noon

Interview Date (provisional): 1 October 2019

Charity No. 515668

Engagement Officer JD August 2019

Engagement Officer Person spec August 2019