Complementary Therapist

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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

We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. Our nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And we support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.










3 to 4 hours per week.


This role is subject to a disclosure check.
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: Our Edinburgh hospice can be reached by taking bus number 11 to Hyvot’s Bank from the Scott Monument stops on Princes Street. St John’s Hospital is near Livingston North railway station and is served by a variety of buses.
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: Volunteers 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.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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