Complementary Therapy Volunteers | St Joseph's Hospice

Complementary Therapy Volunteers

St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney are recruiting skilled, dedicated enthusiastic complementary therapy practitioners to join the hospice team in Hackney, Tower Hamlets & Newham.

We currently require;

Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists (Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Swedish massage), hair stylists, manicurists, beauty therapists & Reflexologists.

Please note that at the present time we are not recruiting for applicants offering Reiki.

Key tasks:

  • Support patients on the wards/outpatients, family members & bereaved relatives

  • Work as a team and be supported by experienced staff.

  • Keep clear concise patient notes in line with data protection and confidentiality.

  • Evaluate patient satisfaction.

Time requirement:

An anticipated weekly commitment of 4 hours minimum, to help us to accommodate patients:

  • Morning Session 10:00 – 12:30

  • Afternoon Session13:30 – 16:30

  • Monthly attendance of Case Study Meetings

Skills and qualities required:

  • Dedicated professional therapists (recent graduates welcome)

  • Qualified and insured

  • Willing to be part of a professional team

  • Confidence and skills required to work independently.       

Useful to have:   

  • Proven experience of working as part of multi-professional team

  • Competent complementary therapy practitioner

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Evidence of good organisational skills in a workplace setting

  • Good administrative skills

  • Computer literacy

Training offered:

As a member of a highly ambitious, dynamic and growing team, we aim to provide the best patient-centered care possible. Therefore, volunteer therapists are invited to take part in our monthly case study meetings, weekly seminars, training workshops, CPD sessions and clinical supervision.


St Joseph’s Hospice has one of the most diverse and innovative complementary therapy teams in the country and is leading the way in models of palliative and end of life care.

As a recently qualified practitioner or someone with some years of experience, this opportunity will allow you to gain experience of working with people with complex medical and social needs as part of an enthusiastic, creative and innovative hospice team.

As a volunteer therapist you will gain precious experience in a very supportive and integrated therapeutic environment. You will be working with a multitude of professionals treating patients and carers in palliative and end-of-life care, providing care and well-being for those who are really in need.

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