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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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Job Description – Bank

Job Description – Staff Nurse

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 a DBS check and you also need your own reliable transport to travel between the hospice shops.

Closing date: 31st August 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.

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In-Patient Unit Nurse Manager

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

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 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.  This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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: Friday 17th August 2018.

 

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Retail Van Driver & Furniture Mover

Part time, 15 hours per week 8.30am to 4.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays

£7.83 per hour, £6,124.00 per annum pro rata (£15,310 per annum full time equivalent)

Preferably with previous furniture removal experience you will have plenty of drive and enthusiasm, excellent customer service skills and be fit and strong for this busy and physical role. Working as part of the Retail Van Driver Team you will be out on the road collecting donated items of furniture, bric-a-brac and clothing to and from customers, our 8 retail shops and our hospice warehouses. This helps maximise profits, all of which go to support the work of the Hospice.

Within this role you will be required to drive trucks (up to 3.5t) and should therefore have a full clean driving licence to include Category C1.

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

You will need your own reliable transport as there is no public transport to get to and from the Hospice.

JD – Retail Van Driver & Furniture Mover – June 2015

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Housekeeping Assistant

£7.83 per hour, 4 hours per week on a Saturday morning

We are looking for a permanent, part-time Housekeeping Assistant, four hours per week, every Saturday morning.

Working within our friendly Housekeeping Team, 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, be a people person and team player who is happy to go the extra mile in customer service.

The role is subject to a DBS check and you also need your own reliable transport to get to the hospice.  Free onsite parking and uniform provided.

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. 

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JD – Housekeeping Assistant Saturday and or Sunday am

Data and Insight Officer

Full time, 37.5 hours per week.  Salary £25-27,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

Have you ever thought of working for a hospice? Do you have a passion for data processing and analysis? Would you thrive on helping us to learn about local service need? If so we have a great opportunity for you with the introduction of the new role of Data and Insight Officer.

At 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 person with experience of using and managing databases, customer experience and relationship work and demonstrable experience of providing reports to stakeholders. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to motivate staff and volunteers.

You will be responsible for the provision of timely, accurate and relevant information to support the clinical needs of the Trust; developing solutions which will enable provision of automated reporting and reporting capabilities from the underlying data. In addition you will provide assistance for data protection compliance; acting as support to the Caldicott Guardian and undertaking audits and work programmes as required.

In return you will benefit from working within a supportive team environment. The hospice is committed to the ongoing development of staff with access to relevant training and courses. There is a full programme of mandatory training: both face to face and on line.

We offer free, on-site parking, subsidised staff meals and free refreshments and we have a café facility three days per week. We offer a generous pension and ongoing training and developmental opportunities.

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Apprentice Finance & Payroll Assistant

Apprentice – Full time, 37.5 hours per week with one day a week at College.

£6.00 per hour, all tuition fees paid for by the Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with the drive and motivation to undertake an Apprenticeship working towards a formal accountancy accreditation through day release at Brighton Metropolitan College. Hours of work are 37.5 per week with one day at College during term time, and full time hours during College holidays.  Good problem solving skills and an interest in working with figures is essential.

You will be well supported working as part of a small team, and trained on SAGE Accounts, if no previous experience, as well as expanding your knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, and other Microsoft programmes. 

Your duties will be variable, but will include validating timesheets for the payroll, pension auto enrolment practices, BACS payments as well as the inputting and processing of purchase ledger, sales ledger and nominal ledgers as required.  You will also take responsibility for the administration and reconciliation of Petty Cash, reconciliation of the weekly shop takings and entering sales figures into Excel Spreadsheet and reconciliation of Fundraising income totals and input as required.

We will ensure you get all the support you need to thrive in this environment and work successfully towards your formal qualifications.

We are a small and friendly workforce, always willing to go the extra mile to help and support each other, as well as our service users. You should be a good team player with focus and an attention to detail and the commitment to progress your career with us.

We are located in a beautiful setting in North Chailey in the middle of the Sussex Downs with stunning gardens and woodland walks, along with our resident Donkeys. We offer free onsite parking, however, due to our location you must have your own transport as we are not serviced by public transport.

We offer subsidised meals via our main kitchen and there is a café facility 3 days per week. Tea and coffee are provided free of charge.  We will fund all tuition fees, and the hourly rate will increase in years 2 and 3 in line with the National minimum working wage. 

All enquiries will be forwarded to Greater Brighton Metropolitan College in the first instance.

Person Specification – Finance & Payroll Apprentice

JD – Finance Payroll Assistant Apprentice

In Patient Team Leader

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary up to £31,934 depending on skills and experience

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 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 new role of IPU Team Leader. 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 to the In Patient Unit Nurse Manager, for whom you will be named deputy, this new post will focus on ensuring the smooth and effective running of the In Patient Unit and leading the delivery of high quality, person centred care. You must have demonstrable experience at Band 5 including some experience of 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. Role modelling excellent care, standard setting and monitoring will be a key part of these roles.

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.  These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS Application.

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: Friday 24th August 2018.

Job Description Team Leader IPU