Support Officer Hospice Volunteers Programs x 2 part-time posts

Hospice Volunteers South Tas (HVST) is a secular, non-government organisation supporting the needs of those affected by life-limiting illness through the provision of a palliative care volunteer service in hospital and residential settings. The Organisation is governed by a voluntary committee and is funded by the Tasmanian Health Service (THS)

The Support Officer (Community) has responsibility for supporting the delivery of volunteer services across a range of tasks and in accordance with the Organization’s stated values and objectives. The Support Officer is required to work with a high degree of autonomy and to maintain excellent relationships with all participants and stakeholders, as well as the wider community.

This is a hybrid job role with opportunity to work p/t from home/ p/t office based/ community based.

Role overview

Under the supervision of the Manager and within a collaborative practice framework the Support Officer has delegated responsibility across key areas:

  • case-management and ongoing support of referred community clients and their families, and the close support and supervision of assigned volunteers
  • Supporting the provision of core services, in particular training and supervision of the palliative Volunteer team
  • support to and supervision of the teams of the J.W. Whittle Palliative Care Unit and Ward Peacock 1 (Repatriation Centre); regular attendance at the Whittle Unit’s weekly clinical meeting
  • Oversight and further development of our bereavement support program ‘Walking Through Grief’, and further additional bereavement support initiatives to be developed over time

How to apply

Please apply in the first instance, with a current CV and supporting letter addressing:

  1. how your experience and qualifications meet the selection criteria for the post
  2. reason for your application to Hospice Volunteers
  3. name and contact details of 2 referees (references will only be taken up if you are shortlisted for the position)

Please do not apply if you do not have full and unrestricted rights to work in Australia

Applicants who cannot demonstrate a work history which meets the selection criteria will not be considered

Applicants will be required to present a clear National Police Check and Working with Vulnerable People Card


  • I have full and unrestricted rights to work in Australia
  • I have a current full clean Australian driver’s licence
  • I have access to a current registered motor vehicle
  • I have fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • I have 2 year(s) of relevant professional experience
Applications including a current CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria from the job description, should be sent to
Closing date October 9th, 5pm
Late applications and applications which do not meet the selection criteria will not be taken further.
If the volume of applications is high, we will only respond to shortlisted applicants.
We regret, but unsuccessful applications will not be contacted.
Interviews will take place in the second/third weeks of October.


Role:    Treasurer   

Current Board Size:    6-8 

Board Meetings (frequency):    every two months 

Board Meetings Held:    5.30 pm in the CBD 

Area of Expertise Being Sought:
Accounting | Finance | Business Development | Governance of non-profit organisations |High net worth donor/client engagement 

Board Meetings:
Face-to-face/ Online when required 

Payment:   Voluntary Position 

Hospice Volunteers South is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people who are suitable and willing to be considered for appointment as our Board Treasurer. 

We are looking for a Board Treasurer that can actively contribute and be part of our growth and to align themselves with our Strategic Plan and to have oversight of the following areas:  

  • the financial dealings of the organisation 
  • Finance policy and procedures 
  • Risk, governance and compliance 
  • Investment funds management 
  • financial representative at the AGM and Board Meetings.  

The role may include availability for advice outside usual business meetings, if the need arises 


A little about Us 

Hospice Volunteers, based in Hobart, Southern Tasmania is a public benevolent institution founded in 1985. Our purpose is to provide support for families affected by life-limiting illness, across Southern Tasmania. This includes support for people in palliative care and bereavement support for families. 

Our revenue is largely grant deed funded by the THS, and our work is closely associated with specialist palliative care services and with a range of community care providers.  

Partner organisations operate in North and North-West Tasmania. 

Our skilled volunteers provide both in-home and hospital-based support for families affected by life-limiting illness across the southern region of Tasmania. We also offer bereavement support through our Walking Through Grief program.  Hospice Volunteers operates with a team of professional staff and is governed by a voluntary committee of management. Committee members are elected at our annual general meeting and come from a range of backgrounds, both volunteering and professional.  

To find out more please contact our Manager, Stephanie Kirkman Meikle on 0400 595 342. 

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email, in the first instance, with a covering letter, cv or brief biography, explaining why you would like to join the Voluntary Management Committee and the attributes you will bring which will assist us to fulfil our mission. 

Candidates will be contacted and there will be an opportunity to discuss the post with the Chairman and/ or other committee members. 

Please send expressions of interest to: