Compassionate Communities Lead

Contract: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Location: Fair Havens
Closing Date: Aug 25, 2022

We are currently recruiting for a Compassionate Communities Lead, Compassionate Communities aim to encourage and empower communities to support relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues who are dying or living with loss. It involves a shift away from formal services being ‘provided for’ people, to communities being mobilised to support themselves alongside established services such as those provided by Havens Hospices. This role will drive forward the project- listening to local communities about strengths already in existence and working to break down the taboo about illness, death and dying using education and networking.

To be responsible for designing, coordinating and supporting a community partnership approach to care by building a compassionate community; developing broader networks and ensuring communities have skills, capacity and appropriate networks to support each other before and after the end of life. To enhance the reach and equality of the services provided by Havens Hospices and remove any perceived barriers to accessing care.

At Havens Hospices we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens and Little Havens.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and celebrate existing programmes running throughout the county and other counties, managing a database of services;
  • Lead community networking with relevant stakeholders and interested participants from the voluntary, community, public and private sectors, other stakeholders and funding partners including the local authority
  • Create stronger connections between people living in our community to support each other before and after living with a life-limiting diagnosis, end of life and bereavement;
  • Explore and develop sustainable options for the future Compassionate Communities
  • Design and manage the project priorities to deliver on time to achieve identified outcomes

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)