Complementary Therapist

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Marie Curie are looking for Volunteer Complementary Therapists to help our patients and their carers improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

Use your skills to help our hospice. By carrying out complementary therapies on patients and carers you will help alleviate their physical and mental stress. We welcome a wide range of therapies including yoga, acupuncture, massage and reiki. It’s vital that you have completed an approved training scheme, be registered with a relevant regulatory body and have indemnity and liability insurance. Must be committed to the principles of palliative care and its application in practice.
This role can either be based at our Edinburgh Hospice or at the Day Therapy Unit in St John’s Hospital, Livingston.

Organisation aims and objectives

Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We’ve been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years – last year alone we cared for over 40,000 people across the UK. We can’t do what we do without our supporters, only you can make sure we can continue caring for people living with a terminal illness across the UK.










3 to 4 hours per week


Must be old enough to hold the required certificates and have own professional insurance. Successful applicants must complete a relevant PVG check. Volunteers are required to have completed an approved training scheme,be registered with their relevant reg
Experience required: Our volunteers must have good interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to deal sensitively with our patients and their carers. They must also have an understanding of our patients' needs and be reliable and committed to the role.
Travel details: To get to the Edinburgh Hospice take bus 11 to Hyvot’s Bank from the Princes Street Stops in Edinburgh. The station closest to St John’s is Livingston North and you can take the number 280 bus from the station to the hospital.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers can claim for any reasonable expenses. Their manager can assist them with submitting claims and must see the original receipts when approving expenses claims. Expenses will be paid by bank transfer on approximately the 28th of each calendar month.
Training details: Our volunteers are required to attend any relevant training sessions held by the day care unit or hospice. They are also required to maintain their own professional development to refine or learn new skills. They will be given an induction session with their manager and will be required to complete some mandatory training that includes health and safety and data protection.
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