Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Help support those in your community who are recently bereaved
Title: Bereavement help point facilitator Reports to: Community engagement officer Accountable to: Head of voluntary services Volunteering hours: Expected to commit to around two hours a fortnight at a fortnightly bereavement group, in addition to required training and attendance of support meetings
In this role you will be supporting a volunteer led bereavement support group, arranging the venue and publicising the group, encouraging interaction and ensuring new joiners are welcomed and included. This role is not a counselling role.
This role description will be reviewed periodically and may be amended according to the changing requirements.
Health and Safety at Work Act
It is the responsibility of all volunteers to ensure that the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act are complied with; safe working practices are adhered to and that hazards are observed and reported to the appropriate manager.
Who are we looking for?
Essential skills and qualities required
• Have an understanding of grief and bereavement through personal experience or in a supportive capacity • Excellent communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills • Intuitive, ability to adapt to people’s different personalities and communication styles. • Very good listener and able to respond appropriately • Have an understanding that grief can affect people in different ways and others may experience it differently to you, so an ability to work in a person-centred way is key.
• Reliable and patient • Calm, empathetic and compassionate • Transparent • Friendly and approachable • Non judgemental • Good team member • A willingness to undertake training
Other requirements for the role
• Good ambassador for Prospect Hospice • Non smoker in performance of duties
If this sounds like a volunteer role you’d be interested in helping us with then we’d love to hear from you. Call us on 01793 816193 or click below to email the team.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web