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Palliative Medicine Consultant

St Wilfrid's Hospice
Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex
£88,364 – £119,133 (NHS Consultant 2003 pay scale)
Closing date
30 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Palliative medicine
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Full Time

Palliative Medicine Consultant
Salary: £88,364 – £119,133 (NHS Consultant 2003 pay scale)
Hours: 6-10 PAs (negotiable) and 1:6 2nd on call

Job description

Want to make a difference to Local Lives?

If you are a new or experienced Consultant in Palliative Medicine, or a Registrar within six months of receiving your CCT, or even a Consultant Physician in a related specialty, coming to St Wilfrid’s could be your perfect next step.

Based on the sunny South Coast of England, St Wilfrid’s Hospice is an independent charity supporting a catchment area population of 200,000 with end of life and palliative care.

From our purpose-built Hospice in Bosham, West Sussex, our team of 250 staff and 450 volunteers care for over 325 local people at any one time. Since opening in 1987, St Wilfrid’s has had over 20,000 referrals and supported over 60,000 local people experiencing life limiting or terminal illness.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is an independent charity, and receives a small grant from the NHS. The majority of our funding comes from our community, supporting the Hospice’s vital services through fundraising, donations and shopping in our 12 charity shops.

Our Recruitment Pack has lots more information on the Hospice, our values and our impact.

Being a Palliative Medicine Consultant at St Wilfrid’s

In this role you’ll have the time to care, and the opportunity to innovate and lead with compassion, collaboration and excellence.

We are at the forefront of palliative care, and our new Consultant will have the opportunity to provide clinical leadership and participate in research, education and service development. 

Clinical care will be delivered on the inpatient unit and in the community, including outpatients.

There are also close working relationships with the local hospital teams and there is flexibility to evolve the job plan to suit the successful applicant.

We are keen to hear from specialists in areas such as elderly medicine or respiratory medicine who might be interested in working in a hospice setting.

“I think this is the best job I’ve ever had. The main thing working here is you’ve got time to build up relationships with your patient, and you’ve got time to do their care more properly and thoroughly”

Dominic Whitehouse, Palliative Consultant. Read more about the difference we make to local lives here

About the role

The main duties of the role are:

  • To work as part of the Hospice consultant medical team to assist in the provision of a palliative medicine service at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, ensuring that all aspects of the clinical service are covered at all times, including the inpatient unit and community
  • To supervise and teach medical (and other) staff and students
  • To contribute to clinical governance processes and take a lead role on specific areas of service provision and development
  • The opportunity to contribute to medical research studies

Please see the Job Description for the full Person Specification

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at St Wilfrid’s

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.

What we offer you

All Hospice employees are offered the following benefits:

  • Annual Leave – Our generous holiday entitlement starts at 27 days per year plus bank holidays and increases with service
  • Healthcare – Access to a contributory health plan for you and family members, covering a range of benefits including eyecare and physiotherapy
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Access to free and confidential Virtual GP Advice, Counselling and Legal Support
  • Continuation of existing NHS Pension Scheme Membership – And recognition of reckonable service for certain benefits
  • Generous Pension – With 7.5% employer contribution for staff not in the NHS pension scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme – Should the worst happen while you’re working with us, your loved ones will receive a lump sum payment equal to two times your salary (or the NHS Life Assurance Scheme if applicable)
  • Free on-site parking – At our beautiful, purpose-built Hospice in Bosham
  • Subsidised food – Our catering staff provide a range of high-quality meals at low prices for all staff members when on site at the Hospice
  • Staff discount – In all our community charity shops and eligibility for the Blue Light Card discount scheme

How to apply

Please send a CV via or by applying on our Careers page on

If you’d like an informal discussion about the role of Palliative Medicine Consultant, please call Dr Claire Magee, Medical Director, via the HR team on 01243 755183 or email

Also please download the attached documents regarding the above post.

We know that career decisions are important so if you’d like to come and see us for a conversation about your career in palliative medicine, we’d love to meet you.

What to know more without commitment?

You are very welcome to come for a tour of the Hospice services and a chat.

Want to get a feel for what we do? Check out our courses and education at

Closing Date: 30/04/2023

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