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 and two adorable donkeys. We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity.

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 (both permanent and bank contracts available)

£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.

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.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you also need your own reliable transport to travel between the hospice shops.

Closing date: Friday 29th June 2018

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Major Donor Fundraiser

£30K p.a. 37.5 hrs per week 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

We have an opportunity for an experienced Major Donor Fundraiser to join our successful fundraising team.

Within this role the post holder will be responsible for generating the voluntary income required to deliver our exception care at our Hospice. They will drive growth of the major donor income to meet new performance targets as well as driving continuous improvement in the quality of key major donor care by developing long term partnerships with all key stakeholders.

Alongside the Head of Fundraising they will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of our major donor fundraising strategy. They will be able to identify and manage a portfolio of existing major donors and new prospects and personally secure donations from prospects and donors, working with colleagues and volunteers as required.  Strong leadership in major donor fundraising across the hospice and wider community is also required whilst offering support and leadership to our network of support groups.

With proven fundraising experience the post holder will have excellent communication and customer service skills together with a good level of computer and office skills.

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

Closing date: Friday 29th June 2018

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Wellbeing Community Project Lead

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

Line managing and supporting a team of committed staff and volunteers you will oversee the delivery of a quality diverse service to support people using the Beacon View Wellbeing Centre.

Overseeing the day to day management of the Beacon View Wellbeing Centre you will liaise with key members of nursing, allied health professionals, support teams and partners to determine the individual needs of people ensuring appropriate care is given and documented, where necessary by members of the team.

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 families and carers.

The Community Project Lead 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 also subject to an enhanced  DBS check.

Closing Date: Friday 29th June 2018

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Clinical Information Administrator 

 £18,694.00  FTE (£14,955.20 p.a. for working a 30 hour week over 4 days Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri).

Due to an internal promotion we are looking to recruit a Clinical Information Administrator to join our busy clinical team.

Reporting to the Head of Nursing & Clinical Care you will work with clinical teams in the day to day input and update of patient data using the Hospice Patient Record Systems (SystmOne).

Within this role you will be responsible for ensuring information inputted on the Hospice’s Patient Record System is accurate and complete. You will process clinical documentation including referrals, updating patient information and reviewing and improving procedures within the clinical department. You will also liaise with other agencies as required as part of the process of ensuring patient information is current and accurate.

You will be fully conversant with and follow Information Governance policies, ensuring that data quality, retention and data sharing is in accordance with associated legislation and safeguarding patient and service user information in line with Caldicott principles. Other duties include producing standard clinical reports as required.

You will be expected to handle telephone calls from patients or their relatives with sensitivity and ensure that patient record documentation is checked for accuracy and filed appropriately.

If you are well organised, pro-active as well as diplomatic, calm under pressure and have a good telephone manner this could be the job for you. You will also need to have excellent administration and computer skills including Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of clinical administration systems, whilst not essential would be highly advantageous.

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

Closing Date: Friday 29th June 2018

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Healthcare Assistants

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

Full and part time considered.

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.

Closing Date: Friday 29th June 2018

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