Job details

  • Organisation
    St Christopher's Hospice
  • Location
    England - London
  • Salary
    £21k - £30k
  • Contract type
  • Working hours

Job description

Contract Title 

Senior Associate – Meaningful Conversations


Professional Learning 

Responsible to

Programme Manager


Self-employed opportunity for a period of approximately 10-12 months - Up to £450 per day including Travel

St Christopher’s is exciting to introduce a project to design, test and refine a contemporary, high quality and cutting-edge programme of learning focused on “meaningful conversations” for professionals working in health and social care. This programme needs to reflect the particular needs of people who are dying and those close to them and build skills and confidence in effective communication.

The Professional Learning team has a historical programme focused on “sensitive conversations” which needs updating and developing. Opportunity exists to build on this or suggest a new approach that encompasses virtual, in-person and on-demand teaching, that allows for incremental learning over time on the part of the learner, and is accessible by a variety of health and social care professional groups.

The Senior Associate will be expected to be self-directed in their work, creative and confident in their subject matter and aspirational in generating a programme that is cutting-edge, contemporary and of high quality. If you take on this project you can expect strong support from the Professional Learning team in CARE in terms of pedagogy, administration, technological innovation and teaching colleagues.

Working alongside others in the Professional Learning team, the Senior Associate will create:

  • an overview of a programme that confirms competencies/learning objectives and outcomes that learners can expect 
  • the detail of the curriculum of the programme to achieve this 
  • learning materials that support the programme 
  • clarification regarding other input required to support delivery eg actors, virtual reality headsets, other learning facilitators 
  • proposals for how the programme could be evaluated 
  • a budget for delivery (short and long term)
  • a realistic price for learners, that reflects similar products in the market and the quality of the learning on offer 

In addition, we are keen that the associate: 

  • runs at least one iteration of the programme – to test and refine the programme 
  • guides and support its marketing 
  • reflects with the Programme Manager and Programme Designer its strengths and weaknesses and how these are built upon/developed in the future.

For further details of the project, please see the project scope.

To succeed as the Senior Associate: 

  • You will be educated to degree level or equivalent with a health or social care qualification 
  • You will have knowledge of professionals working in the systems that support the needs of people who are dying and those close to them
  • You will have experience of co-designing education and training
  • You will have extensive experience of delivering a variety of education and training
  • You should have experience managing projects to completion including project scoping, budgeting and timeline management 
  • You will need to be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal with strong interpersonal skills
  • You will have high levels of IT competency


Whilst the Senior Associate’s method of working is entirely their own and they are not subject to the control of the organisation, they will be required to comply with the Organisation’s policies and procedure and to role model the Organisation’s values and behaviours at all times throughout the assignment.

If you would like to apply you will you will need to meet the following criteria: 

  • Be recognised as self-employed for tax purposes using HMRC’s IR35 assessment tool
  • Hold your own liability insurance relevant to your role 
  • Provide evidence of Right to Work in the UK (e.g. passport / birth certificate, DBS (where applicable) – confirmation of status / DBS number 
  • Provide evidence of Professional registration (where applicable)

For an informal discussion about the project, please contact Annie Charman, Professional Learning Programme Manager on 0208 768 4731 or

Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date: 11th June 2024

Interview Date: TBC

In the event we receive a high amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date.

Please note: This role is subject to IR35

This job expires on 14th June 2024

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