Job details

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

Job description

Contract Title 

Senior Associate – Older age and End of Life Care


Professional Learning 

Responsible to

Programme Manager / Programme Designer


Self-employed opportunity for a period of approximately 12-18 months - Up to £450 per day including Travel

St Christopher’s CARE is looking for an experienced associate to lead on the design/redesign, testing and refinement of a number of inter-related learning programmes that help build competency and skill in nurses and others to delivery high quality care for people living with frailty and dementia as they approach the end of life, including those who reside in care homes. 

The Professional Learning team already delivers some training in these areas, in particular dementia care and skills development for the care home workforce. It has also provided conferences and similar related to care for people who are frail and approaching the end of life, reflective of clinical and research related expertise. 

It has a number of associates already delivering education and training to care homes and focused on care for people with dementia approaching the end of life. Recently, an educationalist linked to St Christopher’s CARE outlined some new opportunities related to dementia related skills. 

The Professional Learning team is keen now to build on this work, creating a variety of learning opportunities that: 

  • Acknowledge overlapping areas of need/care related to frailty, dementia and care delivered in care homes 
  • Have value for the hospice workforce alongside external learners 
  • Support clinical advancements on the part of St Christopher’s and others working in the local health and social care systems 
  • Build knowledge, skills, capability and confidence in a variety of staff groups involved in care of older people –including but not exclusively focused on nurses, doctors, AHPs, carers
  • Invite incremental learning across an extended period of months/years to reflect professional advancement
  • Are accessible on line or in person; on-demand or scheduled 
  • Maximise pre-existing learning resources including past talks, learning materials, online tools and toolkits 
  • Draw in a variety of experts to create a variety of learning opportunities that are high-quality, cutting-edge and contemporary in content. 

The Senior Associate will work alongside existing associates and others involved in Professional Learning to: 

  • Map out a range of learning opportunities focused on old age and end of life that can be drawn together in a variety of ways to reflect the particular learning needs of cohorts of staff or individuals 
  • Integrate existing high quality offers and create new ones to ensure a mix of opportunities to learn that reflect the breadth of potential learners and different levels of skill, confidence and seniority
  • Advise and support the development of related on-line resources 
  • Pilot new learning opportunities and refine them further
  • Advise regarding additional future opportunities 
  • Advise regarding the evaluation of the programme 

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 extensive knowledge of the health and social care systems in which people living with frailty and dementia are supported as they approach the end of life
  • You appreciate the role of care homes in the support of people coming to the end of their life
  • You will enjoy working closely with peer educators to develop and deliver this learning 
  • You will have experience of co-designing education and training
  • You should have experience managing projects to completion
  • 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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