Careers at Weston Hospicecare

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Being part of the team at Weston Hospicecare is a fantastic opportunity to support local people and the community. Current vacancies at Weston Hospicecare include:

  • Salary: £22,039 – £28,744 per annum, pro rata for part time (dependent on experience)
    Hours: 22.5 or 30 or 37.5 hours per week on a flexible shift/rota basis

    Weston Hospicecare provides specialist care for local people who are living with life-limiting illnesses. A much loved and well supported local charity, the hospice is based in Uphill, a quiet village on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

    Everyone receives a warm welcome from our hospice team who are devoted to helping those we care for to live as well as they can, for as long as possible, tending to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. Our team of dedicated professionals works both at the hospice and out in our widespread community, striving for people to be treated and cared for in their place of choice, be that within the hospice, their own home, or in a care home.

    Are you a warm, caring professional, committed to providing best possible standards of care?

    We’re seeking a Registered Nurse to join our friendly, supportive team of highly skilled nurses based primarily at our 10-bed inpatient unit, plus some work within our community team and at our day hospice.

    This is a permanent position working a variety of flexible shifts to cover a 24 hour period and includes a share of night duty, weekends and bank holidays with enhancements for unsocial hours. We invite applications for either 22.5 hours, 30 hours or 37.5 hours per week – please clearly mark your preference on your application. Appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS certificate.

    *Contributory pension scheme/NHS transferrable                   *Free parking

    *25 days holiday + bank holidays (part-time pro rata)             *Staff consultation group

    *Employee savings scheme                                                     *Mentoring program

    *Employee assistance programme                                          *Staff social activities

    *Opportunities for challenge events & fundraising                   *Childcare voucher scheme

    *Family-friendly benefits

    Previous experience in palliative care and related study/courses is advantageous, however we provide a full induction programme to support you in the role, a supportive learning environment with highly experienced colleagues, and the successful candidate will enjoy access to a range of academic and/or competency based palliative care programmes to support CPD, revalidation requirements, personal development and progression in your nursing career.

    Uphill is a wonderful location with minimal traffic, the beach just a 5 minute walk from the hospice, nature reserves and glorious Somerset countryside on our doorstep. 

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Jill Nash, Inpatient Unit Manager on 01934 423900.

    Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form. The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday, 23rd May. If your application is successful, the anticipated interview date is Monday, 4th June.

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Application Pack Letter WHC-RGN4

    JD – RGN November 2017

    Application Form WHC

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment 11.09.14

    Summary of Terms – Registered Nurse

  • Salary: £16,647 per annum (£8.54 per hour) pro rata for part time
    Hours: 22.5 per week including alternate Saturdays

    We have an exciting opportunity for a manager to run our shop in our elegant store in Hill Road, Clevedon store. The store sells high quality furniture, clothing, books and homewares.

    We are seeking a talented shop manager who is used to running a well-presented shop – giving our customers and donors excellent service, and raising money to help run the Hospice.

    The role has a strong focus on maximising income to support the Hospice. Duties will include accepting and pricing donated goods, gift aid registration, managing paid staff and volunteer staff, creating strong merchandising displays within the shop, running activities to help attract customers and maintaining great standards to give our customers a great shopping experience.

    This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys retail and working in a lively, fast paced environment. You will need to have enthusiasm, leadership and motivational skills, be customer orientated and target focused, and enjoy working with a diverse range of products and people.

    As this role may involve supervising volunteers under the age of 18, you will be required to carry out an Enhanced DBS check.

    The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday, 22nd May (midday). The anticipated date for interviews is Friday, 8th June.

    If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Gemma Turner, Retail Director on 01934 423900.

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Shop Manager

    Retail Application Form

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment

    Summary of Terms – Shop Manager

  • Hours: 30 per week over 4 days, including alternate Saturdays

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Salary:  £15,602 per annum (pro rata for part-time)                                     

    Your role will be to work alongside a team of Assistant Managers, supporting the Hub Manager in the running of our Business Hub. Your main responsibility will be the sorting, storage and preparation of stock for distribution to our chain of charity shops.

    You will also work with and manage a team of volunteers maintaining excellent relationships with our shop, online trading and distribution/logistics staff.

    You will need to have a good standard of literacy and numeracy and experience in working to and achieving targets. You will need a good knowledge of customer service, be PC literate and be able to complete administrative paperwork.  

    Please note, we are unable to accept CVs without a completed application form.

    Alternatively, you can request a pack to be sent to you by post or email by calling reception on 01934 423900 or emailing us at: jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 1st June (midday)

    We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community

    Application Pack Letter

    Job description

    Retail Application Form

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment

    Summary of Terms

  • Weston Hospicecare is looking to recruit three new trustees who will be able to help the charity achieve our vision and who are passionate about excellence in palliative care.

    Weston Hospicecare, founded in 1989, provides palliative care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas.  We work to make sure that everyone we care for can live as well as they can for as long as they can.

    Our hospice consists of a Day Hospice, a ten-bed In-Patient Unit, the Wellbeing Centre, a team of Hospice Community Nurse Specialists, and our Family Support Team, which includes support groups, companions and our chaplaincy and bereavement teams. Our doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, complementary therapists, chaplain and counsellor will all work together to provide excellent professional care for our patients, their families and carers.

    There are approximately 150 staff who are supported by our wonderful team of over 600 dedicated and experienced volunteers. All the care and support given to our patients and their families is free of charge.

    As a registered charity, the provision of our clinical services costs £4 million per annum, nearly 80% of our funding comes from charitable donations, lottery, fundraising events and the hospice’s retail shops.

    Weston Hospicecare is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

    We are looking to appoint three new Trustees to join our Board, with the following experience:

    Two with a medical background, palliative care experience would be particularly welcome.    

    One with financial expertise.

    The role of Trustee is unremunerated and there are six board meetings per year plus various committee responsibilities. As a Trustee, you will play an important role, and with your fellow Trustees, will be responsible for ensuring the good governance of Weston Hospicecare and helping us to deliver our strategy.

    Application is by CV with a covering letter explaining your interest and how you match the criteria in the role profile to Judi Driscoll, Chair of Trustees at Weston Hospicecare Limited, Jackson-Barstow House, 28 Thornbury Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4YQ. For the role profile or more information, please contact Sonja Hammond, HR Manager on sonja.hammond@westonhospicecare.org.uk or 01934 423900.

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the hospice and will be given the opportunity to discover more about how the charity operates.

     

     

  • Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 pa (pro rata for part-time) – dependent on experience

    Hours: 32 or 35 or 37.5 per week (other possibilities exist)

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join our catering team. You will manage the catering service for the hospice, including the main kitchen, our In-patient Unit kitchen, our day hospice catering needs, staff dining facilities and functions. You will lead the catering service and small team to provide high-quality, nutritious and delicious fresh food to our patients, visitors and staff.

    You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of cooking, with a diploma in catering management or equivalent, as well as City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ Level 3. Ideally you will have worked within a healthcare environment and managed a team of catering staff. You will need to have excellent communications skills, possessing a cheerful and positive character, able to engage with clinical staff and patients, as a key member of the extended clinical team. A “go the extra mile” mindset and the flexibility to adapt at short notice to changing patient needs are essential components of your outlook.

    We invite applications for either 32 hours, 35 hours or 37.5 hours per week (variations by discussion) – please clearly mark your preference on your application. A degree of flexibility will be required to cover holidays and sickness. Appointment to this post is subject to a standard DBS certificate.

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Darren Fairchild, Estate & Facilities Manager on 01934 423900.

    Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form. The closing date for completed applications is Monday, 4th June (midday). If your application is successful, the anticipated interview date is Tuesday, 12th June.

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Application pack letter

    Job description

    Application Form

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment

    Summary of Terms 

  • Salary: £8.00 per hour

    Hours: 16 per week

     

    We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals to work within a small team dedicated in the preparation and delivery of high-quality and nutritious meals to our patients, visitors and staff.

    You must have experience in catering with a good understanding of nutritional needs and excellent food presentation skills. You will have a cooking/catering qualification or equivalent experience as well as a current food hygiene certificate. You will need to have excellent communications skills, possessing a cheerful and positive character, able to engage with clinical staff and patients, as a key member of the extended clinical team. A “go the extra mile” mindset and the flexibility to adapt at short notice to changing patient needs are essential components of your outlook.

    The hours will be worked on a rota basis including alternate weekends, although a degree of flexibility will be required to cover holidays and sickness. Appointment to this post is subject to a standard DBS certificate.

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Darren Fairchild, Estate & Facilities Manager on 01934 423900.  

    Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form. The closing date for completed applications is Monday, 4th June (midday). If your application is successful, the interviews are anticipated to take place during week commencing Monday, 11th June.

    Application Pack Letter

    Job description 

    Application Form

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment

    Summary of Terms

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

  • Hours: Variable
    Salary:
    £7.83 per hour

    As a Casual/Bank Catering Assistant you will provide cover for staff holidays and sickness, sometimes at short notice. The hours may include early mornings, days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can offer flexibility in working hours to assist in the preparation and delivery of high quality and nutritious meals.

    You must have experience in catering with a good understanding of nutritional needs and excellent food presentation skills. You will have a cooking/catering qualification or equivalent experience as well as a current food hygiene certificate. You must have a friendly and flexible manner and be an effective communicator at all levels.

    The successful applicant will be required to hold a standard DBS Certificate

    Please send your CV via email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call HR on 01934 423972 for a job description.

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community

Life with us

At Weston Hospicecare, we’re committed to bringing life to days. If you work for us, you’ll know that each moment you’re at work involves making a positive difference to those in your local community. We look after hundreds of patients and their loved ones each year, and no matter what role you have in the hospice – whether you’re raising funds or directly providing the care – you’ll be helping to ensure those we care for can live as well as they can for as along as they can.

With seven volunteers for every paid member of staff, we are truly a community-led organisation. Although the hospice itself is based in Weston-super-Mare, our care stretches out across the area as far north as Clevedon, as far east as Wedmore and as far south as Burnham-on-Sea.

The benefits

As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to a group personal pension scheme (or a continuation of an NHS Pension scheme for existing members, subject to availability). After your qualifying period, you’ll also be eligible for occupational sick pay, too.

We love hearing from great people.

Whether you choose to browse our blog, follow us on Facebook or talk to us on Twitter, there are lots of great ways to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved. You can also get in touch with our HR team by calling 01934 423939.

Weston Hospicecare believes  the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to our work. Our aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

Want to volunteer?

We also have volunteering roles which you might be interested in. To learn more about the 40-plus volunteering roles we have, visit our section on volunteering.