Salary: £33,149 to £39,528 per annum (pro rata, dependent on experience)

Hours: 30 - 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 February 2019

Interview Date:  Friday 8 March 2019

We are seeking a compassionate social worker to join our multi-disciplinary community team providing palliative care to adults in Brighton and Hove, Peacehaven and Newhaven through a range of services, including In-Patient, Community and Day Services.

We are either seeking to recruit someone interested in moving their career towards palliative care or a postholder with experience of palliative care.

You will be confident in working with emotional and relational complexity and risk in a multi-disciplinary context; working alongside other colleagues in the Patient & Family Support Team to deliver a seamless psychosocial offer to patients and their significant others.

 Main duties will include:

  • To provide emotional and practical support to patients and their families
  • To co-ordinate the work of the Martlets Community Volunteers Visiting Service
  • To undertake needs assessments and client reviews
  • To provide short term support for the bereaved
  • To provide patients and their families with information about employment, housing and legal issues

Key Skills required:

  • Minimum of 5 years recent social worker experience
  • Social Work qualification CQSW/Dip/BA/MA Social Work
  • Current registration with the HCPC
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working with adults with acute or chronic health problems


  • Company pension with matched contributions, cashback health scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, generous annual leave, subsidised restaurant, professional development opportunities.

How to apply:

Please download and complete the  application form and email it to [email protected], you can also download the job description by clicking  here.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Karen Taylor, Director of Clinical Services on 01273 273400.

If you need any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact the People Services Team on 01273 718788 or email [email protected].

Please note that offers of employment are subject to a clear DBS and pre-employment checks.