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:

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

    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.

    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. Please visit our website for more information!

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Jill Nash, Inpatient Unit Manager on the contact details below.

    Alternatively please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call us via reception on 01934 423900.

    Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form.

     

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

     

    Application Pack Letter WHC-RGNO

    JD – RGN November 2017

    Application Form WHC

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment

    Summary of Terms – Registered Nurse

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

    We are seeking two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team of Relief Shop Managers – 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 volunteers, 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 retails 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.

    Due to the nature of this role, you will be expected to travel to and between any of our retail sites across our catchment area to cover absences often at short notice, sometimes working at more than one shop in a day. Therefore a full driving licence and access to a car or the ability to transport yourself around our area is essential.

    The hours are to be worked over 3 full days to include every Saturday.

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

    Please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call us via reception on the above number. Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form.

    The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday, 17th July (midday). If your application is successful, the anticipated interview date is Wednesday, 25th July.

     

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

     

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Relief Shop Manger

    Retail Application Form

    Retail Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    Summary of Terms – Relief Shop Manager

  • Salary: £9.00 per hour

    Hours: 32 per week

    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.

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join our Catering team. You will support 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 assist the Chef Manager in providing high quality, nutritious and delicious fresh food to our patients, visitors and staff.

    You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of cooking, as well as City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ Level 3. Ideally you will have worked within a healthcare environment cooking for 20 – 30 people per day. 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.

    Our kitchen is open from 8am – 6pm and your hours will be worked on a rota basis including alternate weekends. A degree of flexibility will be required to cover holidays and sickness. Appointment to this post is subject to a standard DBS certificate.

    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. Please visit our website for more information!

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Darren Fairchild, Estate & Facilities Manager on 01934 423900. Also, please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call us via reception on the number above for more information. Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form. The closing date for completed applications is Thursday, 19th July (midday). If your application is successful, the anticipated interview date is Monday, 30th July.

     

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

     

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Chef Cook July 2018

    Application Form WHC

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment

    Summary of Terms – Chef Cook

    Sample kitchen rota

  • Salary: £8.00 per hour

    Hours: 22 per week

    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.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual 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 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.

    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. Please visit our website for more information!

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Darren Fairchild, Estate & Facilities Manager on 01934 423900. For an application pack visit our website at: http://westonhospicecare.org.uk/careers/, alternatively please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call us via reception on the number above. Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form. The closing date for completed applications is Thursday, 19th July (midday). If your application is successful, the interviews are anticipated to take place during week commencing Monday, 30th July.

     

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

     

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Catering Chef’s Assistant May 2018

    Application Form WHC

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    Summary of Terms – Catering Chef’s Assistant

    Sample kitchen rota

  • Salary: £8.00 per hour

    Hours: Variable

    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 catering team is a small team dedicated in the preparation and delivery of high quality and nutritious meals to our patients, visitors and staff.

    As a Casual Catering/Chef’s Assistant you will provide cover for staff holidays and sickness, sometimes at short notice. The hours may include early mornings, days, evenings (up to 6pm), weekends and bank holidays

    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 successful applicant will be required to hold a standard DBS Certificate

    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. Please visit our website for more information!

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Darren Fairchild, Estate & Facilities Manager on 01934 423900. For an application pack call us via reception on the number above. Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form.

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

     

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Catering Chef’s Assistant May 2018

    Application Form WHC

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    Summary of Terms – Catering Chef’s Assistant

  • Salary:  Hospice Band 5

     

    Weston Hospicecare provides care for local people who are living with a life limiting illnesses. We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse to complement the current team of highly skilled nurses. This role will be based in our 10 bedded In-patient Unit but may also include working in the community team and our Day Hospice.

    Our bank nursing staff work a variety of shifts to cover a 24 hour period during periods of sickness or holiday.

    Ideally, you will have had experience working with patients within palliative care or Oncology, however, if you consider yourself able to deliver high quality patient care, had recent acute care experience and have a keen interest in palliative care we would like to hear from you.

    Appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS certificate.

    For further information or an informal visit, please contact Jill Nash, In-patient Unit Manager on the number below.

    Alternatively please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call reception on 01934 423900. We are unable to accept cvs without a completed application form.

     

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community

     

    Application Letter (WHC-BANK)

    JD & Person Spec RGN Bank July 2015

    Application Form WHC

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring for Recruitment

    Summary of Terms – Bank RGN

  • Hours: Variable to cover holidays and sickness, including weekends and bank hols

    Salary:  £7.83 per hour                                                             

    We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated, customer orientated and committed people to join our team of bank workers providing cover in our shops which are located in Weston-super-Mare and surrounding towns/villages. 

    Our Bank staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of a shop in the absence of the permanent shop manager which will include accepting and pricing donated goods, manage the shop team of paid and unpaid staff, creative and effective merchandising and display within the shop, submitting daily/weekly and monthly returns within the agreed timescales, and ensuring the general upkeep of the shop.

    Knowledge of the charity sector and supervisory experience is required together with the ability to work as part of a team. This role has a need for high levels of flexibility, as you may be asked to cover a shop in the event of holidays or sickness at very short notice.

    Alternatively please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call reception on 01934 423900. We are unable to accept cvs without a completed application form.

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

    Application Pack Letter – Bank Retail

    JD Bank Retail Staff – September 2017

    Retail Application Form WHC-BRT18

    Retail Equal Opportunities Monitoring WHC-BRT18

    Summary of Terms – Bank Retail Staff

  • Hours: Variable to cover holidays and sickness, including weekends and bank hols

    Salary:  £7.83 per hour                                                             

    We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, customer orientated and committed people van drivers to join our team of bank van drivers providing.  You will collect and deliver goods (including furniture) from our shops, warehouse and customers’ homes.  The role will involve driving a light commercial vehicle and lifting reasonably heavy loads and therefore you will need to have a driving licence.

    This role has a need for high levels of flexibility, as you may be asked to cover in the event of holidays or sickness at very short notice.

    Alternatively please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call reception on 01934 423900. We are unable to accept cvs without a completed application form.

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

    Application Pack Letter – Bank Van Drivers

    JD Bank Van Driver – July 2018

    Retail Application Form WHC-BVD18

    Retail Equal Opportunities Monitoring WHC-BVD18

    Summary of Terms – Bank Van Drivers

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 long 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.