Speciality Doctor

Location: East Kent

Status: Permanent

Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Speciality Doctor Pay Scale

Closing date: 02/01/2023

Pilgrims Hospices provides expert palliative care to the people of east Kent. We have three in-patient units at Ashford, Canterbury and Margate, where our three multi-disciplinary community teams are based, as well as our Therapy Centres.

We have some opportunities that have arisen in our medical team and are inviting applications for interested physicians. This would be ideal for experienced doctors thinking of a change in career, doctors who are interested in speciality training in palliative medicine, or doctors who feel some palliative care would be useful experience for their future career.

We have an active educational programme and as a training unit for specialist and general practice trainees can offer some excellent opportunities to develop skills and gain experience.

The posts will be based at Canterbury or Ashford but there could be some flexibility if Margate was the preferred site. Posts are available immediately, subject to pre-employment checks and are available on a full or part time basis.

For informal enquiries please contact Andrew Thorns Medical Director: andrew.thorns@pilgrimshospices.org or 01233 504133

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice, we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our hospices offer:

  • Generous annual leave.
  • Flexible/hybrid working arrangements and a great work-life balance with realistic working hours.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card Membership Scheme.
  • Standard Life Workplace Pension. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme.
  • Subsidised meals, currently £2 per meal.
  • Access to Dover Counselling Services.
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay to match the NHS.
  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside passionate people.
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning.

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

How to apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete our online application form, including as much detail as possible.