Physiotherapist – St Columba’s Hospice Palliative Care, Edinburgh


Closing date
Sunday 17 December 2023

Full or Part Time
22.5 - 37.5 hours per week

Hospice Band 5 or Band 6
£33,946 - £37,664 (Band 5) or £41,965 - £46,100 (Band 6) per annum (pro rata to hours worked) + Pension + Benefits


Role description

St Columba's exists to give everyone who needs it the very best hospice care. We're an independent charity at the heart of our local community, offering free, flexible and person-centred palliative care and support to our patients and their families.

We are currently seeking a skilled and compassionate Physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary team. As a Physiotherapist, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life for our patients through the provision of specialised physiotherapy interventions. You will work closely with other healthcare professionals to develop and implement individualised care plans that promote physical comfort, mobility, and independence for patients facing life-limiting illnesses. 

You should possess excellent assessment, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage a diverse caseload efficiently.  The ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively with patients, families, and healthcare professionals is essential.

If you are a dedicated Physiotherapist seeking a rewarding opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of patients and their families, we would love to hear from you.  For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lindsay Harrison on 0131 551 1381. 

 How to apply:

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To apply please complete the Hospice Application Form below and return by email to 

EMPLOYER: St Columba's Hospice Care is an independent Scottish Charity, SC003634, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

ST COLUMBA'S SERVICE RELATED BENEFITS: Continuous employment at St Columba's counts towards the calculation of entitlement for all St Columba's service related benefits including annual leave allowance, occupational sick pay, maternity/paternity leave & pay etc.

An independent Scottish charity, St Columba's Hospice offers competitive rates of pay, generous pension contributions, annual leave allowance and occupational sick pay entitlements that increase with length of service at St Columba's Hospice, and a supportive and rewarding place to work, with our own on-site education and research team - we're an Investor in People organisation! For a full summary of terms and conditions of employment please refer to the vacancy pack for the role you are interested in.

We want to ensure that as much of our resources as possible go towards supporting people with a terminal illness and therefore we do not normally contact unsuccessful applicants individually.  If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  However, we would encourage you to apply for other suitable roles.  Thank you for your interest in this vacancy and in working for St. Columba’s Hospice.

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