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Jobs

Join our expert team at St Peter & St James Hospice and make a difference every day.

Working for our hospice

We’re looking for passionate, inspiring people who want to help our patients and their families. As well as job satisfaction, generous pension contributions and on-going personal and professional development opportunities, you’ll enjoy beautiful views, flexible working, two adorable donkeys, Dylan and Dudley, and our resident Hospice cats, Jasper and Willow. We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity.

We provide free onsite parking, teas and coffees and you can order freshly cooked subsidised meals from our Catering Team.  We have a café facility three days per week offering weekly specials, snacks and freshly baked cakes and speciality coffees.

If we can’t offer you your dream opportunity right now, we’d still love to hear from you. You could volunteer in your area of interest or get involved with one of our hospice events.

Current vacancies

Staff Nurse

Permanent Contracts – 1 full time 37.5 hours post and 3 part time posts [3 days per week]

Bank Contracts available, various shifts

£23,056.00 p.a. basic (Bank)

Up to £27,842.00 p.a. basic (Permanent) depending on skills and experience.

Plus shift enhancements

As a qualified RGN you will also have experience or an interest in palliative care and care of the elderly.

Reporting to the Head of Nursing you will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the nursing care of a named group of patients and ensuring that records are maintained in accordance with the NMC Guidelines’ Standards for Records and Record Keeping. You will also support the Sister in Charge of Nursing in the delivery of a high quality and cost effective service of patient care.

Responsibilities will include you working as a member of the ward team and supervising the nursing practice of junior members of staff. You will participate in ensuring patients are involved in all aspects of their care, and also that partners, friends and relatives are involved in care in accordance with the patient’s wishes.

You will treat each patient with dignity, respect and understanding, in accordance with the philosophy of St Peter and St James. You will be aware of unit procedures and policies and ensure they are carried out safely in accordance with agreed policies. With your excellent communication skills you will liaise with all patients, their families and hospice staff and comply with the NMC Professional Code of Conduct for Nurses, Health Visitors and Midwives at all times.

Personal objectives will be agreed between yourself and the Team Leader and you will be responsible for maintaining your own professional development. This may result in the need for you to attend training courses from time to time, some of which will be mandatory.

Both full time (37.5 hrs) and part time contracts will be considered for this role.

Due to our location you must have your own transport.

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Assistant Charity Shop Managers

£9,186.00 p.a.

22.5 hrs per week worked over 3 days per week including some Saturdays. We will consider 4 or 5 day working patterns as well.

Due to expansion within the retail team we have the opportunity to employ additional part time Assistant Charity Shop Managers to join our busy retail team.  We currently have two vacancies:

  • Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath & Lindfield; providing cover across three of our retail shops.  Lindfield is a furniture shop specialising in lighting, and Haywards Heath offers a wide range of fashion, smaller items of furniture and specialises in linens.
  • Heathfield; a brand new shop opening shortly on Heathfield High Street offering fashion and furniture.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a commitment to turning donations into vital funds, which enable us to provide exceptional care for our patients, then we would love to hear from you.

This is more than an ordinary retail opportunity. In this role you can combine your passion for retail with your commitment to making a difference, which will give you a unique sense of job satisfaction!

Preferably with good retail management experience you will have plenty of initiative and enthusiasm, a flair for display and a drive to reach and exceed your sales targets. You will also be able to support the management of and work with our volunteers and have a focus on providing exceptional customer service.

Job holders will be required to work at any of our 8 shops providing additional cover and support when needed. This is a varied role and therefore flexibility is paramount as you will be required to work at any of our shops at any time.

You will need to have good IT skills to include email, Word and Excel, be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

As our shops raise funds for our hospice care, it is vital that they are performing at their best. We are therefore looking for dedicated individuals with the passion and energy to maintain these high standards.

You will be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

You will need your own reliable transport to travel between the hospice shops.

Closing date: 31st October 2018

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Healthcare Assistants

£7.83 per hour (minimum depending on skills and experience)

Bank and part time opportunities.

Assisting trained nursing staff in the care of specialist palliative care patients, you will be working with a small and friendly team  and have the time to devote to establishing professional relationships with our patients and their relatives, and to be involved in the clinical ‘hands-on’ care to meet the physical, psychosocial and wellbeing needs of our patients. 

You will be involved in staff meetings, assisting with clinical assessments and maintaining mandatory nursing records.  At all times, you will ensure the patients are treated with dignity, respect and understanding.  Previous healthcare experience would be advantageous, but full training and support will be provided and all staff are encouraged to participate in further training and development, as well as attend all mandatory training programmes.

You will possess excellent communication skills, flexibility and have a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure the comfort and safety of all our patients within the confines of established hospice policies and procedures.

We have a long-established relationship within our community and a strong reputation for providing excellent palliative care and support to assist with symptom control to maximise quality of life, end of life and respite.   If you have those special qualities to join our hardworking and friendly team, we would love to hear from you.  

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you also need your own reliable transport as there is no public transport to get to and from the hospice.

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Head of Finance

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the hospice for a Head of Finance.

Qualified to ACCA/CIMA/ACA standard, you’ll be familiar with FRS 102 and have experience of using Sage

You’ll provide strong financial management, working hands-on to deliver an effective service to the hospice and its trading company. Your previous experience will support you to develop and implement innovation, change and best practice as well as manage a small team effectively.

The successful candidate should also have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft package, be flexible, be an excellent communicator and team player and have an eye for detail.

Due to our location you must have your own transport and the post is subject to a DBS check.

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Charity Shops Managers

HAYWARDS HEATH – Specialising in Linens, with Quality Clothing, Toys, Furniture, Bric a Brac & Media

Full time, 37.5 hours per week over five days to include some Saturdays

£8.90 per hour, £17,395 per annum

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and ambitious Charity Shop Manager to manage our busy and popular shop based in Haywards Heath.  You may on occasion be asked to provide relief cover at our other shops.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a commitment to turning donations into vital funds, which enable us to provide exceptional care for our patients, then we would love to hear from you.

This is more than an ordinary retail opportunity. In this role you can combine your passion for retail with your commitment to making a difference, which will give you a unique sense of job satisfaction!  We operate a unique central distribution policy with all donated goods coming to our on-site warehouse.  Stock is not sorted at the shops.  As a Manager, you will select your own stock directly from the Warehouse on a weekly basis giving you the freedom and creativity to really get to know your customer base, create amazing window and shop displays and refresh your stock on a high frequency.

Preferably with good Charity Shop management experience you will have plenty of initiative and enthusiasm, a flair for display and a drive to reach and exceed your sales targets. You will also be able to manage and work with our volunteers and have a focus on providing exceptional customer service.

You will need to have good IT skills to include email, Word and Excel, be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

As our shops raise funds for our Hospice Care, it is vital that they are performing at their best. We are therefore looking for a dedicated individual with the passion and energy to maintain these high standards.

You will need your own reliable transport to travel between shops and the hospice.

Closing Date: 26th October 2018

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Housekeeping Assistant

Saturdays and/or Sundays – (4 hours per day) – 9.00am – 1.00pm

£7.83 per hour, £1,633.00 p.a. (for each)

Are you looking for a few hours per week to fit in around your family or possibly around studying commitments? If you are aged 16+, we are looking for a permanent, part-time Housekeeping Assistant, to work four hours per week, every Saturday morning. 

You’ll be working within our friendly and supportive Housekeeping Team, and you will be required to dust and vacuum the In-Patient Unit (IPU) of the hospice including cleaning of patients’ rooms and bathrooms, emptying bins, cleaning the toilets, mopping the toilet floors and ensuring the hospice cleanliness remains at a high standard.

You will be flexible, a self-starter, people person and team player who is happy to go the extra mile to provide excellence in customer service.  Full training and uniform will be provided along with free teas and coffees.  Free onsite parking is available and you will need your own car or be able to make your own way here as we are not serviced by public transport.

If you would like to join a dedicated and friendly team of staff and you take pride in your work and enjoy contributing to making a difference to our service users, we’d love to hear from you. 

Closing Date: 31st October 2018

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JD – Housekeeping Assistant Saturday and or Sunday am

IPU Nurse Manager

In-Patient Unit Nurse Manager

Up to £38,418.00 p.a. depending on skills and experience. (Equivalent to NHS Band 7)

37.5 hrs per week with potentially some weekend shifts.

Are you an experienced nurse with a passion for palliative and end of life care? Do you thrive working within a multi-disciplinary team striving to make a difference to those with life limiting illness and those at the end of life? Do you have the enthusiasm and commitment to lead, motivate and develop a fantastic team of nurses and healthcare assistants? If so, we have a great opportunity for you.

At the St Peter & St James Hospice we provide expert and compassionate hospice care to people living in our local community. We also support their families and friends through the challenges of bereavement and grief. We want to make a positive difference to the experience of everyone in our community who may be facing death or bereavement. The hospice is a wonderful place to work set in a beautiful location.

We are looking for a dynamic and energetic Registered Nurse with leadership qualities for the important role of In Patient Unit Nurse Manager. It is essential that you are passionate about end of life and palliative care and relish ensuring that this is of the highest quality: leading and enabling the nursing team to achieve the same.

Reporting directly to the Head of Nursing & Clinical Care/Registered Manager this is a key nursing position. You must have demonstrable experience at Band 6 including experience of leading a team and managing a clinical environment. You will possess excellent communication skills both with patients and those important to them and also with your colleagues and your team. You must be able to prioritise effectively and delegate appropriately. Standard setting and monitoring will be a key part of this role and it is essential that you have the confidence to do so with the support of your line manager.

In return you will benefit from working within a supportive multi-disciplinary team environment. The hospice is committed to the ongoing development of staff with access to conferences and study days. There is a full programme of mandatory training: both face to face and on line. Clinical supervision is also available.

Benefits include: Contributory Pension Scheme (or NHS Pension Scheme transfer subject to NHS Pension rules), 25 days’ annual leave and public holidays, generous sick pay benefits, learning and development opportunities, EAP, free on-site parking.

If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for we would love to hear from you. Please send a CV and covering letter to hr@stpjhospice.org.uk.

Closing date: 31st October 2018

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Wellbeing Community Development Officer

Wellbeing Community Development Officer – Initial 2-year Fixed Term Contract

£28-£30K p.a. FTE depending on skills and experience.

30 hrs per week working Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri

The post holder will be part of developing and implementing an exciting new clinical strategy which will shape the future of our services, opening up our established wellbeing services to a wider group of people. As part of this they will coordinate the delivery of the service and liaise with a team of committed staff and volunteers.

As well as overseeing the delivery of a quality diverse service to people using the Beacon View Wellbeing Centre the post holder will ensure the service is tailored to the physical, psychosocial and interest needs of users in conjunction with Beacon View Registered Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and the nursing team.

The post holder will drive forward links with partners in health, social care and in the community to ensure the opportunities offered in the Beacon View Wellbeing Centre or in the local community are available to a wider group of people ensuring the centre or any other facility is fit for use in terms of both quality and safety.

You will develop and implement a plan in line with our programme of ‘branching out’ into the community that will widen access to activities, support and care organised by and with the hospice for people living with life threatening conditions, their family and carers.

The Wellbeing Community Development Officer will foster and develop a person-centred service, which addresses individual physical and psychosocial needs in a way that respects the dignity of the user, promoting independence wherever possible and appropriate.

Preferably with a management or professional qualification in a health or wellbeing related field you will also have relevant experience of managing and supporting staff with experience of creating links with partners in a health, community or social care environment. Strategic community project development experience is also essential as well as demonstrable practical experience of developing and monitoring quality and safety standards. Excellent communication skills and a good level of computer and office skills are essential for this role.

Due to our location you must have your own transport and the post is subject to a DBS check.

St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED.

Charity No: 1056114

Closing Date: Friday 19th October 2018

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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialist

37.5 hrs p/w

Up to £38,418.00 p.a. depending on skills and experience.

Are you an experienced Registered Nurse with a passion for palliative and end of life care? Do you thrive working within a multi-disciplinary team striving to make a difference to those with life limiting illness and those at the end of life?

If so, we have a great opportunity for you to join our well established team of Community Clinical Nurse Specialists providing a seven day service across East and West Sussex. The team are key to the hospice’s provision of expert and compassionate support to people living in our local community.

Ideally, you will have palliative care knowledge, skills and experience with proven clinical leadership skills such as experience at Band 6 level. Experience of working in the community setting is desirable but is not an essential requirement for the role.

The ability to work collaboratively with health, social and voluntary care professionals both internally and externally providing support and advice is essential.

You should have a high level of clinical expertise and excellent communicate skills to provide specialist advice and support to people, and those important to them, with palliative care needs

You will be required to work autonomously and as part of a supportive team.

If you have the relevant skills and experience we would like to hear from you.

In return we offer:

  • A welcoming team environment
  • The opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, physiotherapists, counsellors, befrienders.
  • A supportive environment including clinical supervision.
  • Continuation of NHS Pension Scheme contributions.
  • Continuing professional development.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised meals

Due to the nature of the post you will require your own car and the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing date: 31st October 2018

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