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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, 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

Wellbeing Care Partner (Healthcare Assistant), Beacon View

22.5 hours per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Up to £8.48 per hour

St Peter & St James Hospice is situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside near Haywards Heath, providing specialist palliative care for people towards and at the end of life within our community.

Beacon View is part of Wellbeing Services providing a day service for patients where they can come and relax in a supportive environment and take part in a diverse range of activities such as art therapy, gentle exercise, poetry, discussion groups and take advantage of holistic therapies such as Reiki, Massage and Reflexology in our dedicated treatment room.  The Wellbeing Care Partner is essentially a Healthcare Assistant Role, supporting the RGN and Wellbeing Community Development Officer to deliver exceptional patient care.

You will need to have excellent communication skills to enable you to liaise effectively with our patients to ensure they are treated compassionately, professionally and with dignity and respect at all times.  You will be liaising with carers as well other services within the Hospice.

Previous HCA experience delivering personal care to patients would be highly advantageous, along with NVQ Level 1 and or 2 in Health and Social Care, although full training will be provided.  You will need to be a strong team player with an interest in palliative care, encouraging patients to participate in the range of services offered.  You will play an active part in assisting with the organisation of patient activities and liaising closely with our team of Volunteer Drivers providing patient transport.

If you would like to come for an informal visit and look around Beacon View, please get in touch with the HR Team.

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JD and PS – Wellbeing Care Partner, Beacon View

 

Current Vacancies

Charity Shop Manager: Haywards Heath

 £17,743.00 p.a. 37.5 hrs p/w over 5 days including some Saturdays.

 

St Peter & St James Hospice is situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside near Haywards Heath, providing specialist palliative care for people towards and at the end of life within our community. Our Retail Team generate around 25% of our total income to provide vital patient services.

Do you have retail experience? Are you dynamic and ambitious?  Have you got the creative flair to stock your shop and create enticing displays?

We have a fast stock turnaround and you will get to know your customer base so that you can select your own stock from our central distribution centre to maximise sales. 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!

You will be self-motivated and committed to achieving our retail business plan to maximise income generation, and have staff management experience. Our shops are so much more than just a shop, they’re a community base where customers like to come and chat and share their personal experiences of the Hospice. A commitment to delivering excellence in patient care and customer service is central to all that we do.

You must be a driver and have your own reliable transport. We provide free car parking, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, pension and free refreshments.

 

CLOSING DATE – 28 FEBRUARY 2019

 

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Current Vacancies

Assistant Charity Shop Manager: Lindfield

 £15,310.00 p.a. (£9,186 pro rata), 22.5 hrs p/w over 3 days including some Saturdays.

 

St Peter & St James Hospice is situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside near Haywards Heath, providing specialist palliative care for people towards and at the end of life within our community. Our Retail Team generate around 25% of our total income to provide vital patient services.

Do you have a keen interest in furniture and home ware?  Our large showroom in Lindfield stocks a vast and high quality selection of furniture, garden ware, home ware and specialises in lighting.  We need an Assistant Manager who has a creative eye for displaying stock to its best advantage, and is able to deputise in the absence of the Manager.  Previous retail experience would be highly advantageous along with the skills and ability to supervise our team of volunteers.

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!

You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic about delivering exceptional customer service. Our Retail team are our ambassadors on the High Street helping to raise awareness and promote our services across the Community.

You must be a driver and have your own reliable transport. We provide free car parking, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata), pension and free refreshments.

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JD- Assistant Shop Manager

CLOSING DATE – 28 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Vacancies

Retail Van Driver and Furniture Mover, 37.5 hrs p/w, 8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri.

£15,310 per annum, plus 25 days holiday and 8 days bank holiday.

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 in our liveried vans collecting donated items of furniture, bric-a-brac and clothing to and from customers, our 8 retail shops and our hospice warehouses.

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.

As an ambassador for the Hospice, you will need excellent communication skills and be a strong team player. You will need to think on your feet and act professionally and courteously at all times.  You will be flexible, reliable and be 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.

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JD – Retail Van Driver & Furniture Mover

 

Current Vacancies

RGN Staff Nurse

Permanent Night Shift – 10 hours per week alternate Saturdays and Sundays

Permanent Contracts – Full time (37.5 hrs) and part time (30 hrs) will be considered.

Bank 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.

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Job Description – Staff Nurse

 

Current vacancies

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

15 Hours per week (2 Shifts) and Bank Contract 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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