Help make today matter by providing a range of Complementary Therapy treatments for patients and carers.

Key tasks:

  • Use a range of complementary therapies to support patients on the in-patient unit, outpatients, family members & bereaved relatives
  • Work as part of a team and be supported by experienced staff.
  • Keep clear concise patient notes in line with data protection and confidentiality.
  • Evaluate patient satisfaction.

Skills and experience

  • Qualifications in Complementary Therapy to the standard of CNHC and a minimum of HNC level or equivalent
  • Experience in a Complementary Therapy role of at least two years
  • Valid registration and membership of a relevant approved association
  • Indemnity insurance for £1,000,000 via a professional body
  • Willingness to uphold the values of the hospice
  • Be able to follow health and safety procedures regarding appropriate use of equipment
  • Good communication
  • Compassion, empathy and sensitivity to the client group
  • Be able to use initiative and work unsupervised at times

Training offered

As a member of a highly ambitious, dynamic and growing team, we aim to provide the best patient-centred care possible. Therefore, volunteer therapists are invited to take part in our training workshops, CPD sessions and regular team meetings with informative education sessions.


This opportunity will allow you to gain experience of working with people with complex medical and social needs as part of an enthusiastic, creative and innovative hospice team.

As a volunteer therapist you will gain precious experience in a very supportive and integrated therapeutic environment. You will be working with a multitude of professionals treating patients and carers in palliative and end-of-life care, providing care and well-being for those who are really in need.

How much time do I need to give?

Weekly commitment of minimum  4 hours. The vacancies are on the following days/times:

Wednesday morning

Friday morning and afternoon

Please specify your preferred shift on the application form.

Read the full role description

Download an application form

Completed applications can be sent to [email protected] or to Ayrshire Hospice O&PD Team 35 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2TG.