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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.

Vacancies

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.

Would you like to join our friendly Housekeeping or Catering Team?  We currently have vacancies in both teams and welcome applications if you’re aged 16 or over.  Full on the job training as well as an Induction and mandatory training are provided, along with a uniform.

We pride ourselves on being a values driven, behaviour based organisation.  We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity.

YOU WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE HOSPICE UNDER YOUR OWN STEAM, WE ARE NOT ON A PUBLIC TRANSPORT ROUTE.

CLOSING DATE: 6 FEBRUARY 2020 – May close earlier if we receive a high number of applications

Catering Assistant:

Hours of Work: Every other Saturday, 8.30am to 2.30pm with half an hour’s unpaid break.

Hourly Rate:  £10.67 which includes a weekend enhancement. Basic rate of pay is £8.21 per hour.

For a copy of the Job Description, please click here

Please download and complete an employment application form or forward your CV to the HR Team, St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, BN8 4ED.

 

Housekeeping Assistant:

Various Shifts available – Please let us know which shifts you’re interested in:

Thursdays – 4pm to 7pm  (£8.21 per hour)

Fridays – 4pm to 7pm  (£8.21 per hour)

Sundays (2 roles) – 9.00am to 1.00pm  (£10.67 per hour which includes a weekend enhancement. Basic rate of pay is £8.21 per hour)

For a copy of the Job Description, please click here.

Please download and complete an employment application form or forward your CV to the HR Team, St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, BN8 4ED.

 

In return we offer the following benefits:

  • 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, Monday to Friday, 9.30 – 2.30pm
  • Staff discount in our charity shops

 

 

Vacancies

Vacancy:              HEAD OF TRADING

Salary:                   £35,000

Hours of work:    Full time – 37.5 per week

Closing Date:      31 January 2020

RURAL LOCATION – OWN TRANSPORT ESSENTIAL,

NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

 St Peter & St James Hospice is proud to support our local community providing specialist palliative care for adults towards and at the end of life.  We support patients, both in their own homes as well as at the Hospice, and provide support to their 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.

The Role:

It costs £8000 a day to run our Hospice services, and our Retail Team play a hugely important role in generating around 26% of the income needed to sustain these services. We currently have seven shops across East and West Sussex as well as an online presence which we currently expanding.

The primary purpose of the Head of Trading is to provide strategic and practical leadership, planning, communication and overall management of our retail operation. Working with the Director of Income Generation, you will be responsible for developing our retail business plan and motivating and inspiring our staff and volunteers.

A key element will be to develop and implement plans to grow the hospice’s retail income and ensure sales, costs and profit targets are met in line with the income generation strategy.

You will also ensure that the retail structure is fit for purpose, and that appropriate resources, systems, manuals and processes are in place to grow income successfully, safely, and in compliance with both the law and best practice.

The Perks of the Job:

  • 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

To find out more about this role, please download the full Job Description and complete and return the Application Form to the HR Team at St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED. Charity No: 1056114

Vacancies

Wellbeing Centre Healthcare Assistant

Salary:           £8.21 – £8.43 per hour according to skills & experience

Hours:           22.5 per week: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Essential:     Own transport essential due to our rural location

Closing Date: 31st January 2020.  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

  • 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
  • Uniform provided.
  • Staff 20% discount in our Charity shops.

Vacancy

 

Position: Assistant Shop Managers

Closing Date: 31st January 2020

Salary:  £16,052 FTE

Hours of work: 3 and 4 day posts available in Lewes (22.5 hours per week), Haywards Heath (22.5 hours and 30 hours per week).  All posts are subject to working some Saturdays.  Our shop opening times are Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm with half an hour for cleaning & cashing up to 5pm. 

You will need to be able to drive and have your own transport

When applying, please state which post you are interested in and, if Haywards Heath, whether you prefer the 22.5 or 30 hour per week role.

 

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.

We pride ourselves on being a values driven behaviour based organisation.  We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity.

Who are we looking for?

Do you have previous retail experience?  If so, we need Assistant Shop Managers to join our retail team.  Our shops are our ‘windows on the High Street’, and you will need to have exceptional communication and customer service skills to develop relationships with our customers in the community.

The Role

For the full Job Description, please click HERE.

Reporting to the Senior Shop Manager, you will be instrumental in helping to deliver the retail strategy and achieve monthly sales targets to help us to provide our Hospice and Community services.  Experience of managing volunteers is desirable and you will need to have plenty of initiative and enthusiasm and a creative flair for displaying stock.  A general level of IT competency is required.  We operate a central distribution warehouse based at the Hospice and our team of drivers deliver high quality goods to the shop on a regular basis.  It costs us £8,000 per day to run our services and our fabulous retail team generate 26% of our annual income to help meet the needs of our service users and their families via our seven shops and online retail presence.  You may from time to time be required to provide support at one of our other shops and visit the Warehouse at the Hospice, so you must have your own transport.

The Perks:

  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • 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 at the Hospice
  • 20% discount in our Charity shops.

If this sounds like the job for you, please download an APPLICATION FORM and return to the HR Department at St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED.

Charity No: 1056114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

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