Job opportunity

Family Counsellor


22.5 per week


£36,872 – £38,665 Full time equivalent (depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role)

Closing date: 23 May 2024

About the role

This is an exciting time to join our team whilst we are undergoing expansion, service transformation and development. We’re investing in a wide range of roles within the team to support our work with children, young people and families.

We are looking for a Family Counsellor to join the Child and Family Team.  You will provide specialist emotional support and counselling/psychotherapy to families (children, young people and adults) who are under the care of Chestnut Tree House.  You will also facilitate training and support for staff, and group activities for families and children/young people as required.

Due to the remote location and lack of public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

About us

We’re a children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

You will be joining our organisation at a very exciting time, as St Barnabas Hospices and Martlets Hospice are in the process of merging. Bringing our teams and resources together, as one organisation means we can focus on new and exciting visions and plans for our people and patients and provide even greater opportunities for our workforce


  • Company pension scheme or NHS pension scheme for eligible employees
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • On-site education support and study leave opportunities
  • Option to access Health Shield and cover your everyday cost of healthcare for less
  • Free parking, subsidised meals and various social activities
  • Corporate rate gym membership, discounts with local complementary therapies and Blue Light Card

Download the full staff benefits here

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer, we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

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If you would like further information or to arrange a visit, please call Erika Emerson on 07512 320642

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