Adult Social Worker

About the role

Between 15 – 22.5 hours per week
Please include your preferred number of working hours on your application

Circa £34,500 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Social Worker to join our small but busy Social Care team, providing expert knowledge to patient and carers across the Hospice, with a particular focus on our In-Patient Unit.

This role is responsible for oversight and management of social care assessments of patients and their family carers, in addition to being the operational lead for adult safeguarding, development and delivery of the Carers’ strategy and relationships management with MK Adult Social Care and other relevant stakeholders.

With demonstrable knowledge and experience of social work and relevant legislation, you will be a strong administrator and ideally have a relevant degree.  Experience of working with people affected by life limiting conditions, in palliative care or a healthcare setting would be advantageous.

Flexibility around hours may be available and can be discussed further at interview.

There will be some requirement to visit patients in the community so you must hold a driving licence and have access to a car.

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our In-Patient Unit which accommodates 15 patients, and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.  Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.

In return for your skills you can expect:-

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays) with previous NHS service recognised
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Closing Date: 14 April 2024

Interview Date: Week Commencing 22 April 2024

To apply, please use the ‘Apply Here’ button below


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We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.