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

Working for our hospice

St Peter & St James Hospice is a rewarding organisation to work for. We are proud to support our local community in the heart of Sussex providing specialist care to adults living with terminal illness and supporting families, friends and carers. We are set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside including ancient woodland; our environment makes a positive contribution to the wellbeing of staff and volunteers, as do our donkeys, Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow.

You will need your own transport to get to us as we are not on a public transport route.

We pride ourselves on being a values driven behaviour based organisation.  We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity.

The Perks:

  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • 33 days annual leave (FTE) (including bank holidays)
  • Generous Pension (Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to pension rules)
  • Full induction and ongoing training & development opportunities
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Café facility five days per week
  • Staff discount in our charity shops

Please download one of our application forms and return your application to the HR Department, St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED.  Please kindly ensure that you apply the appropriate postage to avoid us being fined £1.50 per item by the Post Office.  Thank you for your understanding.

The HR email address is: hr@stpjhospice.org

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.

Vacancies

Vacancy:              HEAD OF TRADING

Salary:                   £35,000

Hours of work:    Full time – 37.5 per week

Closing Date:      13th December 2019.

RURAL LOCATION – OWN TRANSPORT ESSENTIAL,

NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

 

St Peter & St James Hospice is proud to support our local community providing specialist palliative care for adults towards and at the end of life.  We support patients, both in their own homes as well as at the Hospice, and provide support to their carers. We are set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside including ancient woodland; our environment makes a positive contribution to the wellbeing of staff and volunteers, as do our donkeys, Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow.

The Role:

It costs £8000 a day to run our Hospice services, and our Retail Team play a hugely important role in generating around 26% of the income needed to sustain these services. We currently have seven shops across East and West Sussex as well as an online presence which we currently expanding.

The primary purpose of the Head of Trading is to provide strategic and practical leadership, planning, communication and overall management of our retail operation. Working with the Director of Income Generation, you will be responsible for developing our retail business plan and motivating and inspiring our staff and volunteers.

A key element will be to develop and implement plans to grow the hospice’s retail income and ensure sales, costs and profit targets are met in line with the income generation strategy.

You will also ensure that the retail structure is fit for purpose, and that appropriate resources, systems, manuals and processes are in place to grow income successfully, safely, and in compliance with both the law and best practice.

The Perks of the Job:

  • Induction and ongoing training & development
  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) – FTE
  • 5% employer, 3% employee pension
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • 20% staff discount in our charity shops
  • Free eye tests and special prescription allowance for display screen users

To find out more about this role, please download the full Job Description and complete and return the Application Form to the HR Team at St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED. Charity No: 1056114

Vacancies

Vacancy:            ONLINE RETAIL MANAGER

Salary:                Starting salary of £20,000 depending upon experience.

Hours of work:   Full time – 37.5 per week

Closing Date:     13th December 2019. 

RURAL LOCATION – OWN TRANSPORT ESSENTIAL, NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

 St Peter & St James Hospice is proud to support our local community providing specialist palliative care for adults towards and at the end of life.  We support patients, both in their own homes as well as at the Hospice, and provide support to their carers. We are set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside including ancient woodland; our environment makes a positive contribution to the wellbeing of staff and volunteers, as do our donkeys, Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow.

The Role:

It costs £8000 a day to run our Hospice services, and our Retail Team play a hugely important role in generating around 26% of the income needed to sustain these services. We currently have seven shops across East and West Sussex and we are looking to strengthen and develop our online presence.

In this new and exciting role, you will be responsible for driving online trading performance to meet targets. You will develop and execute a defined trading strategy, manage the online team, market place activity and product lifecycles. Your passion and enthusiasm will drive improvements through strong analysis, planning and execution, following the department’s agreed strategy.

You will have excellent industry knowledge together with a strong awareness of market trends and dynamics along with business sense and B2C sales skills. You will be analytical, computer literate and numerate with strong digital skills and a strong background in retail, team management and budgeting. The successful candidate will be able to manage and perform strategic and profitable online activities, liaising with all stakeholders.

This role will develop our online presence across a number of new market places, focussing on our key furniture proposition. You will ensure that the sales, profit and stock implications are forecast and tracked through daily management of content and online trading, focusing on a continuous customer communication, satisfaction and positive engagement.

 The Perks of the Job:

  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • 33 days annual leave (FTE) (including bank holidays)
  • Generous Pension (Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to pension rules)
  • Full induction and ongoing training & development opportunities
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Café facility five days per week
  • Staff discount in our charity shops

To find out more about this role, please download the full Job Description and complete and return your Application Form to the HR Team at St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED. Charity No: 1056114

Vacancies


Position: Compassionate Neighbours Project Co-ordinator

Closing Date: 31 December 2019

Salary:  £25,000 FTE (£15,000 pro rata)

Hours of work: 09-month Fixed Term Contract – 22.5 hours per week

Who are we looking for?

An experienced Project Manager with exceptional interpersonal skills.

The Role

For the full Job Description, please click here Job Description & Person Specification

Compassionate Neighbours is free, community-led support for people nearing the end of life through age or illness, or who are lonely or socially isolated. Compassionate Neighbours can really make a difference; they are a network of trained local people who are willing to offer their time, companionship and support to people living in their community.

Much of the exploratory work laying down a solid foundation to this project has been achieved. We are now looking for a dynamic person to take this forward.

Your Experience

As Project co-ordinator you will have significant experience of community development and project management and will be used to delivering tight deadlines and project milestones. You will be responsible for managing the relationships between the hospice, the Compassionate Neighbours, beneficiaries and the organisation leading on recruitment and training. You will be people-focused, quick to act and deliver and able to compile data and write succinct reports.

You will need to have experience of working with local people and preferably have experience of end of life care issues. Ideally you will have experience of working in vulnerable people’s homes and working with people with multiple complex issues. You will be confident in representing the project and the hospice to external groups at all levels.

You will need your own transport to fulfil the duties of this role within the community and to travel to work as we are in a rural location which is not serviced by public transport.

If this sounds like the job for you, please download an Application Form and return to the HR Department at St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED.

 

Vacancies

Wellbeing Centre Healthcare Assistant

Salary:           £8.21 – £8.43 per hour according to skills & experience

Hours:           30hrs per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Essential:     Own transport essential due to our rural location

Closing Date: 30 November.  This post may close earlier if we receive a high number of applications.

Who are we looking for?

If you are self-motivated, compassionate, organised and enjoy being hands-on, this could be the perfect role for you.  You will be working closely with our service users creating a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment, enabling them to access a range of therapeutic activities including complementary therapies, art therapy, exercise classes and musical events.

Previous experience in a palliative or similar care setting or working with older people would be an advantage but is not essential.

The aim of the Wellbeing Centre is to enable people to live as well as possible doing the things they enjoy, so a commitment to this approach is essential. Carers can also access complementary therapies.

The Role

Please click here for the full Job Description, and Employment Application Form.

You will be working very closely with the Wellbeing Community Development Officer, the Wellbeing Centre Associate Specialist and our team of volunteers to encourage and support our service users to take part in a range of activities to support their therapeutic wellbeing.

You will enable our service users to be as independent as possible, but will provide support with personal care, assisting patients with feeding when need, mobility requirements and assist in the use of care aids, as outlined in individual care plans.

Your Skills

  • General IT literacy; you will be using Windows10 – Word, Excel, Outlook Express & PowerPoint. You will be trained how to use our in-house clinical system: SystmOne.
  • A strong team player
  • Strong empathy and communication skills.
  • Strong observation skills to recognise patient changes.
  • Physically fit to meet the demands of the job.

The Perks of the Job

  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • 33 days annual leave (FTE) (including bank holidays)
  • Generous Pension (Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to pension rules)
  • Full induction and ongoing training & development opportunities
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Café facility five days per week
  • Staff discount in our charity shops
  • Uniform provided.
  • Staff 20% discount in our Charity shops.

Current Vacancies

Staff Nurses, In-Patient Unit

1 x Full Time Senior Staff Nurses (‘E’ Grade)

1 x Part Time Senior Staff Nurse (‘E’ Grade)

 Salary:  £25,155 to £27,233 basic pa, + enhancements

Hours:  F/T – 37.5 hrs (5 shifts) p/w, P/T – 15 hrs (2 shifts) p/w

Essential:  Own transport essential due to our rural location

St Peter & St James Hospice is a rewarding organisation to work for. We are proud to support our local community in the heart of Sussex, providing specialist care to adults living with terminal illness and supporting families, friends and carers.

St Peter & St James is set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside including ancient woodland; our environment makes a positive contribution to the well-being of staff and volunteers, as do our donkeys, Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow!

Who are we looking for?

Inspiring, compassionate and motivated qualified nurses with a passion for providing a high standard of person centred care at the end of life.

The Role

  • For the full Job Description, please click here Job Description – Staff Nurse Grade E
  • Reporting to an IPU Team Leader, you will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the person centred care of a group of patients on a daily basis that is of the highest quality.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for this role as is an ability to support the person and those important to them.
  • You will regularly participate in multi-disciplinary discussions with medical staff, Wellbeing services such as Counselling, Spiritual Care, Befriending and Welfare Support in order to meet the holistic needs of the patient.
  • As a strong team player you will be working alongside other qualified nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates and student nurses and will be supervising the nursing practice of junior members of staff.
  • A working knowledge of hospice policies and clinical guidelines is essential.
  • You will ensure that records are maintained in accordance with the NMC Code. You will also ensure that you comply with the General Data Protection Regulations.

Your Skills

  • General IT literacy: you will be using Windows10, Word and Outlook, and our clinical system SystmOne
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy to GCSE standard at least
  • Adaptable and quick to learn new skills and process information
  • Flexibility to work across teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The Perks of the Job

  • We are committed to the continuing professional development of our teams through both internal sessions and the opportunity to attend external study days and conferences
  • We offer three supernumerary shifts when you start work with us so that you get to know the team
  • Regular ‘one to one’ meetings with your Team Leader and annual appraisal to agree your ongoing development needs
  • Full induction programme
  • Full programme of mandatory training: both online and face to face
  • Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to rules
  • 33 days’ paid holiday per year FTE (including Bank Holidays)
  • 5% employer, 3% employee pension
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff discount in our Charity Shops
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Free eye tests & allowance towards special prescription glasses for Display Screen Users

Would you like to visit us and have a tour of the Hospice?  If so, please get in touch with the HR team to arrange.  To download an application form, please click here Employment Application Form and return to the HR Department.

Current Vacancies

RGN Bank Staff Nurse contracts available

We are situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside near Haywards Heath, providing specialist short and longer term integrated palliative care.

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

Reporting to the IPU Nurse Manager, 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 IPU Team Leaders 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 (30hrs) contracts will be considered for this role.

Due to our location you must have your own transport.

Employment Application Form

Job Description – Staff Nurse

 

Current vacancies

Bank Healthcare Assistant Contracts Available.

£8.21 per hour

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.

Employment Application Form

Job Description