Working with us

Working with us

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

Working for our hospice

With approximately 150 employees, 450 volunteers and 10 charity shops across Lewes, Haywards Heath, Uckfield, Lindfield and Burgess Hill, St Peter & St James Hospice is set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside.

Our friendly, professional and nurturing team of employees and volunteers work side-by-side to provide specialist hospice care for adults towards and at the end of life. We support patients and their carers in their journey both in the comfort of their own homes as well as at the hospice in North Chailey.

Our values are evident in everything we do, which is what compels our employees and volunteers to stay with us for years. (One of our volunteers has been with us for 21 years!). Our donkeys Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow, are also much loved additions to the friendly team at St Peter & St James Hospice! 

To discover more about our vision, mission and values, click here

If you would like to contribute towards a great cause and make an impact on people’s lives or are looking to join an organisation that values well-being, encourages teamwork and rewards loyalty, St Peter & St James Hospice is the place for you!

The perks of working with us:

  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Full induction and ongoing training opportunities
  • Access to self-development courses such as Growth Mindset, Resilience, Dealing with stressful situations etc.
  • 33 days holiday FTE (25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays)
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests and special prescription allowance for screen users
  • Generous Pension 5% employer, 3% employee pension – (Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to pension rules)
  • Company sick pay scheme – Well-being is at the heart of everything we do, and it starts with ensuring your own
  • Peer recognition GEM (Go the Extra Mile)
  • 20% Staff discount in our charity shops
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Café facility five days per week


COVID-19 considerations:

To keep our team as safe as possible we have restricted contact between the care and admin teams, enforce social distancing in and outside our premises  and provide a range of appropriate  PPE including face coverings, visors, gloves and hand sanitiser in line with government guidance.


How to apply to join our friendly team

A link to the application form for each specific role can be found in the details of the vacancy.

St Peter & St James Hospice has no religious affiliation, respects all cultures and points of view, is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the above specifications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

The recruitment process will include a telephone conversation and a face-to-face interview. Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company’s receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please note that you will need your own transport to get to the hospice as we are not on a public transport route.

If your dream opportunity doesn’t appear in our vacancies 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.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Vacancy Title: Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Rural Location: Own transport essential, no public transport.
Salary: £77,913 to £105,042 pro rata depending on experience
Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent
Work remotely: No

Hours of work: Six sessions – 5 sessions at St Peter & St James Hospice and 1 honorary session at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Closing date: 30/04/2021 – Please note that the interview process for this position may be several weeks after the closing date due to an external interviewer panel

What does a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Peter & St James Hospice do?

  • Provide visible leadership for clinical teams and individual staff and volunteers on both professional and managerial issues. Your approach will create a developmental, coaching and learning environment that is both motivating and supportive to team members.
  • Together with the Clinical Director, Head of Clinical Services, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Head of Family Support Services, the post holder is responsible for ensuring that the standards of care remain high and meet the needs of individuals, carers and the community the hospice serves.
  • As a Medical Educator, to support the development and delivery of an effective education programme, in particular supporting the junior medical team, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and other hospice staff. Externally the post holder will work with General Practitioners, specialty doctors and other groups involved in palliative care provision, to help contribute to improving clinical practice and decision-making in palliative care.
  • To be an honorary member of the Department of Medicine, at the Princess Royal Hospital, providing expert palliative care equating to one session per week. This will involve undertaking a Specialist Palliative Care Clinic ward round. Job Description Consultant in Palliative Medicine 6
  • To role model the values of the Hospice; to inspire, motivate and enthuse people within your service areas and more widely across the Hospice, promoting a culture of collaboration, learning, professionalism, entrepreneurialism and innovation, celebrating our successes and encouraging ambition and development.
  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Support the Clinical Director to deliver the clinical and cultural change necessary, to deliver the Hospice’s strategy.
  • Manage the performance of the junior medical team using a coaching mind-set and approach, being confident to challenge constructively and be challenged by others in the Hospice and externally, to positive outcomes.

Who are we looking for? 

  • Primary medical qualification.
  • Higher medical qualification – MRCP or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and valid licence to practice with evidence of engagement with revalidation.
  • On the Specialist Register or within six Months of CCT / CESR in Palliative Medicine.
    • Ability to coach, support, develop and motivate team members
    • Desire to inspire and lead by example
    • Self-motivated and resilient deals with challenges with a positive and proactive outlook
  • AttainmentsThe post holder will be on the Specialist Register of the GMC with Palliative Medicine as the nominated speciality, or be within 3 months of obtaining a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine at the time of interview.
  • Soft skills – excellent communication skills, understanding of person-centred and holistic hospice care
  • Job-specific capabilities – proven experience as a educator and coach for junior doctors  e.g. use of different software or programmes, or team management
  • Personality traits – compassionate, caring

For the full job advert please click on Consultant in Palliative Medicine. To apply for this role, please click here