Telephone: 0161 330 1100


Speciality Doctor at Willow Wood Hospice

Palliative Medicine

Pay Scale Specialty Doctor scale £40,037 – £74,661 Pro Rata

6 Sessions a week (plus 1:5 weekend on-call)

Willow Wood Hospice is a 12 bedded In Patient adult Hospice based in Ashton under Lyne, Tameside in east Manchester providing specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses. We provide care free of charge. Patients, families and their loved ones are at the centre of everything that we do. The care we offer is tailored to meet individuals’ physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.
Applications are invited for a doctor to work at Willow Wood hospice gaining experience in Palliative Medicine. You will join our multidisciplinary team providing excellent medical care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses. Previous experience in palliative care is not essential as full training will be given, but if you have experience this would be welcomed. You will need to have full GMC registration, be able to work in the UK, and to have worked for a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent post-registration. MRCP and MRCGP are desirable.
We provide a comprehensive range of day services including our START clinic, dementia nurses, family support and medical outpatients and the successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in continued professional development with our team.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates the Hospice values: Love and Care, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Development. If you feel you could add value to our team we would like to hear from you.
What we offer:·
  • 35 days annual leave inclusive of 8 bank holidays (pro rata)·
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised lunches in our restaurant
  • Free car parking
  • Training and development opportunities

A Disclosure and Barring Services Check (DBS) will be required.
Existing membership of the NHS pension scheme is transferable to this post if contributions have been made within the last 2 years.
Please read the full job description and person specification before completing the application form. This should be returned to
To discuss this post further, please contact Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, Medical Director, on 0161 330 1100.
Closing date for applications is 28 August 2020.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Band 6 - £30,401 - £37,267 (pro rata)

Part Time – 18 hours

Willow Wood Hospice is set in a tranquil location in Ashton under Lyne and serves the population of Tameside and Glossop. We see anyone with a life limiting diagnosis including cancer, respiratory, cardiac and progressive neurological conditions.

We aim to help everyone who passes through our doors to attain the best possible quality of life. Our care whether it be physical, psychological, social or spiritual also extends to families and carers.

We provide a comprehensive range of day services including our START clinic, dementia nurses, family support and medical outpatients. We also have a 12 bedded Inpatient Unit.

We are currently reviewing all our services to work more closely with our community partners in providing excellent coordinated end of life care

Due to retirement, we are now looking for a physiotherapist to extend our therapy team. You will work across all areas of the hospice, both current and those developed in the future, meeting the therapy and rehabilitation needs of our patients, and supporting families and carers. You will work closely with the Band 6 OT and assistant practitioner

You will be fully integrated into the day services clinical team, which includes nursing staff and clinical assistants as well as the therapists. You will also offer a physiotherapy service to inpatients as part of a coordinated rehabilitation programme

We are looking for someone who has a real interest in palliative and end of life care, is keen to take a holistic approach to their practice and has developed skills across professional boundaries in order to meet patient need.

We can offer a lovely working environment with free parking, subsidised restaurant, access to funded training, clinical supervision and appraisal, and the encouragement to develop your skills and knowledge. It is an exciting time for the hospice as we look to expand and develop our services.

Find the job description and person specification here and to apply please complete our application form and equal opportunities form and return to For an informal chat about the role, please contact Nicky Byrne, Clinical Services Coordinator on 0161 330 1100.

If you are interested in volunteering for Willow Wood, please go to our volunteer pages, where you will be able to find out more and apply online.
Thank you.

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