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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.

Current Vacancies

Salary:           £19,067per annum FTE (£11,440 pa pro rata)

Hours:           22.5hr per week: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Essential:     Own transport essential due to our rural location

Closing Date: 15 November.  This post may close earlier if we receive a high number of applications.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Administrator to join our friendly and busy HR Team looking after around 140 staff and 400 volunteers on an initial fixed term six-month contract. There is the potential for this position to become permanent. 

Skills Required:

You will need to be accurate with a good eye for detail, be a self starter, have excellent IT skills in Outlook, Word and Excel and have a proactive, positive attitude.  You will be primarily responsible for processing all new employee paperwork relating to the recruitment of both staff and volunteers.  This will include taking up references, ensuring we have the correct personal ID paperwork for processing DBS checks and updating our spreadsheets.  You will be greatly involved in recruitment assisting with advertising vacancies, monitoring received applications, arranging interviews and sending regret communications.  There will be other ad hoc administrative duties including filing and photocopying.

Previous HR experience would be advantageous but, key to the ongoing success and development of the HR department is someone who has excellent interpersonal skills, is confidential and professional at all times and has a good understanding of what the job entails making use of their strong communication and organisational skills.

A full copy of the Job Description and Person Specification is available here.  To download an Application Form, please follow the link here.

The Perks of the Job

  • An opportunity for ongoing training & development
  • Full induction programme
  • 33 days’ paid holiday per year FTE (including Bank Holidays)
  • 5% employer, 3% employee pension – option to transfer NHS Pensions subject to NHS pension rules.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Staff 20% discount in our Charity shops.

 

 

Current Vacancies

Salary:           £8.21 per hour, plus shift enhancements

Hours:           6.5 hours per week: Sundays, 8am to 3pm

Essential:     Own transport essential due to our rural location

Closing Date: 15 November.  This post may close earlier if we receive a high number of applications.

The Role:

You will be supporting our Cook to ensure breakfast and lunch trays are made up in accordance with dietary requirements for our patients on the Inpatient Unit and returned to the kitchen for washing-up.

You will maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen ensuring all crockery and cutlery are washed and sterilised, worktops and sinks kept clean and tidy and bins emptied.  It will be your responsibility to clean the kitchenette for visitor use and  replenish refreshment supplies, vacuum the kitchen lobby and mop the kitchen floors.

In addition, you will be rostered to attend to other ad-hoc duties including cleaning fridges, shelves, cupboards and de-staining cups and beakers.

Full training and uniform will be supplied.  You will be required to undertake all mandatory training including Food Hygiene certification.

The minimum age to work at the Hospice is 16. For a copy of the Job Description, please click here.  You can download an application form here.

Current Vacancies

Wellbeing Centre Associate Specialist

Salary:           c£27,233 per annum FTE (£16,340 pa pro rata)

Hours:           22.5hr per week: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Essential:     Own transport essential due to our rural location

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

Who are we looking for?

A compassionate, creative and self-motivated Registered professional (OT, physiotherapist or Registered Nurse) with a passion for palliative and end of life care. This role is key to supporting people who attend our Wellbeing Centre to access a range of therapeutic activities including complementary therapies, art therapy, exercise classes and musical events.

Previous experience in a palliative 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.

  • Working with the Wellbeing Community Development Officer, a Healthcare Assistant and a team of volunteers to offer a therapeutic space.
  • Assessing the needs of people newly referred to the Centre.
  • Being an active member of the wider multi-disciplinary team internally and also liaising with external agencies such as Community Nursing teams, GPs and care agencies.
  • As the only Registered professional in the Centre, you will have delegated responsibility from the Director of Care for the quality and safety of the support provided.

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.
  • Assessment skills and the ability to design a support/intervention plan.
  • Good keyboard skills.
  • Good literacy and numeracy to GCSE standard.
  • Adaptable and quick to learn new skills and process information.
  • Flexibility to work across other clinical areas.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong team player but able to work independently when required to do so.

The Perks of the Job

  • An opportunity for ongoing training & development
  • Full induction programme
  • 33 days’ paid holiday per year FTE (including Bank Holidays)
  • 5% employer, 3% employee pension – option to transfer NHS Pensions subject to NHS pension rules.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests & allowance towards special prescription glasses
  • Uniform provided.
  • Staff 20% discount in our Charity shops.

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: 17 October.  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

  • An opportunity for ongoing training & development
  • Full induction programme
  • 33 days’ paid holiday per year FTE (including Bank Holidays)
  • 5% employer, 3% employee pension – option to transfer NHS Pensions subject to NHS pension rules.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests & allowance towards special prescription glasses
  • Uniform provided.
  • Staff 20% discount in our Charity shops.

Current Vacancies

Closing Date: 31st October 2019 – this post may close earlier if a suitable applicant is recruited.

£21,507.75 pa basic salary + enhancements

OWN TRANSPORT ESSENTIAL – RURAL LOCATION

We are offering:

  • An immediate start
  • 37.5 hour working week, Monday to Friday – 10am to 6pm
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • An opportunity for ongoing training & development
  • 33 days holiday per year including Bank Holidays
  • 5% employer pension (option to transfer NHS pensions)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free uniform
  • Free staff discount in our Charity Shops
  • Enhanced rate for weekend and Bank Holiday working

 

Candidate requirements:

  • At least two years’ previous experience, ideally within a care environment with knowledge of specialist dietary requirements but full training will be provided
  • Staff supervisory experience
  • Food & Hygiene certification
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of menu planning
  • Flexible, friendly and caring

For more information, please click here for the full Job Description & Person Specification.  To apply, please download the Employment Application Form and return to the HR Department.

Current Vacancies

Staff Nurses, In-Patient Unit

2 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