Clinical Lead, Family Services Team

Natascha de Castro
Natascha de Castro

Want to make a difference to Local Lives?

Are you an experienced Counsellor with strong leadership skills and a passion for developing and delivering exceptional services to palliative care patients and their loved ones? 

We are an independent local charity based in Bosham, Chichester, offering a wide range of services to support our patients, and their loved ones, who are living with a life limiting or terminal illness.

The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of local people and we provide psychosocial services to over 300 people per year.

Leading at St Wilfrid’s

We’re looking for a Counsellor to work with a caseload of patients and their loved ones at the Hospice and in the community, and to lead and develop our psychosocial services, delivered by a dedicated team of employees and volunteers across counselling, social work, chaplaincy and bereavement support. 

This role is pivotal in ensuring our services are designed to meet the needs of the people we serve, and high quality interventions are delivered at this crucial time in the lives of our patients and their loved ones.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified Counsellor or Counselling Psychologist, registered with a relevant membership body (e.g. BACP, NCPS, UKCP) or with the HCPC.
  • Post-qualification experience of at least 4 years and 450 counselling hours
  • Experience of leading a therapeutic service.
  • Direct experience or transferable skills applicable to palliative care
  • Experience of robust service evaluation including the use of outcome measures.
  • Good understanding of a range of disciplines (counselling, social work and other therapies) and ability to bring this to life in leading a multidisciplinary team.

Please see the attached Job Description for a full Person Specification

Why join us?

We’re a friendly, inspiring and supportive team, committed to our vision to provide high quality end of life and palliative care. This is an exciting time to join us and help us develop our services for the future, and to grow your career with us.

We value diversity and are committed to being a place where people feel their differences are recognised and welcomed, and their needs are heard and respected.

Creating an inclusive workplace is a core part of our aim to ensure St Wilfrid’s is a great place to work and a compassionate and caring place to be.

We want to hire talented people and to make sure our processes don’t exclude or disadvantage people with disabilities or different needs. Please let us know what would help you apply for our role – we’re happy to be flexible with our process to make sure you can shine. To do this you can email, call 01243 775302, or pop in and ask at Reception for HR.

We guarantee an interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for the role.

Read about the difference we make to local lives

What we offer you

All Hospice employees are offered the following benefits:

  • Annual Leave – 27 days plus bank holidays, increasing with service
  • Generous Pension – 7.5% employer contribution and life assurance
  • Continuation of existing NHS Pension Scheme Membership  – and reckonable service for key benefits 
  • Health and wellbeing benefits  – including EAP offering free GP advice, counselling and legal support, and contributory health cash plan
  • Free on site parking – At our beautiful, purpose built Hospice in Bosham
  • Subsidised food – high quality meals at low prices for employees
  • Discounts – in our charity shops and via the Blue Light Card scheme

How to apply

Please send a CV to and complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion questionnaire by following this link

Alternatively, please complete our Hospice Application Form (Section A and B) attached below and return to:

Interview Information

Interviews will take place in the weeks of 5 August / 12 August, at the Hospice.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please email us or call 01243 755183

Please note this vacancy may close early if sufficient applications have been received