Vacancies

All our current Vacancies are listed below. Each vacancy has the relevant application pack and job description underneath it.

CVs are accepted however if you are shortlisted to attend interview you will be required to complete and return an employment application form before the interview can be confirmed.  The Job Description gives an outline of the main duties of the post and it is important that you demonstrate how you meet each aspect of the role.

If you wish to submit your completed application form by email you should send it to hr@stpeter-stjames.org.uk

Please be aware that for all jobs based at the Hospice it is essential that you have access to your own reliable transport, as the Hospice is not served by any public transport.

If you require any further information please contact the HR department on 01444 470 203 (direct number) during office hours.

We  are recruiting for the following posts:-

Staff Nurse (Permanent and Bank Contracts)

£22,086-£26,175 p.a. (depending on experience), plus shift enhancements.

As a qualified RGN Staff Nurse you will also have experience or an interest in palliative care and care of the elderly.

Reporting to the Head of Nursing 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 Sister in Charge of Nursing 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 contracts will be considered for this role.

Shifts available include: early, late, twilight and night shifts.

Due to our location you must have your own transport.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application Pack    Job Description


Health Care Assistant (Permanent and Bank Contracts)

£7.50 per hour plus shift enhancements.

As a Health Care Assistant you will provide care to our patients and their families in all aspects of daily living. Experience of work in a palliative care setting is desirable but not essential.

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.

Shifts available include: early, late, twilight and night shifts.

Due to our location you must have your own transport.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application Pack    Job Description


Charity Shop Manager – 11 East Gate St, Lewes

£17,395.00 p.a. (37.5 hrs per week over 5 days including some Saturdays).  

An exceptionally exciting opportunity has become available to join the Retail Team of St Peter & St James Hospice Shops Ltd.

Following the decision by the current manager to relocate out of the area we are looking to recruit a new dynamic and ambitious Charity Shop Manager to manage our fantastic ‘Furniture and Home’ Charity Shop based in Lewes.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a commitment to turning donations into vital funds, which enable us to provide exceptional care for our patients, then we would love to hear from you.

This is more than an ordinary retail opportunity. In this role you can combine your passion for retail and your commitment to making a difference, which will give you a unique sense of job satisfaction!

Preferably with good Charity Shop management experience you will have plenty of initiative and enthusiasm, a flair for display and a drive to reach and exceed your sales targets. You will also be able to manage and work with our volunteers and have a focus on providing exceptional customer service.

You will need to have good IT skills to include email, Word and Excel, be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

As our shops raise funds for our Hospice Care, it is vital that they are performing at their best. We are therefore looking for a dedicated individual with the passion and energy to maintain these high standards.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you will also need your own reliable transport as you will be required to visit the Hospice to select items to sell in your shop.

Closing Date: Friday 1st December 2017

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Assistant Charity Shop Manager – 11 East Gate St, Lewes

£8,798.00 p.a. (22.5 hrs per week over 3 days including some Saturdays).  

A very exciting opportunity has become available to join the Retail Team of St Peter & St James Hospice Shops Ltd!

We are looking to recruit a new dynamic and ambitious Assistant Charity Shop Manager to support the management of our fantastic ‘Furniture and Home’ Charity Shop based in Lewes following the decision of the current assistant manager to take a career break.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a commitment to turning donations into vital funds, which enable us to provide exceptional care for our patients, then we would love to hear from you.

This is more than an ordinary retail opportunity. In this role you can combine your passion for retail and your commitment to making a difference, which will give you a unique sense of job satisfaction!

Preferably with good Charity Shop management experience you will have plenty of initiative and enthusiasm, a flair for display and a drive to reach and exceed your sales targets. You will also be able to support the management of and work with our volunteers and have a focus on providing exceptional customer service.

You will need to have good IT skills to include email, Word and Excel, be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

As our shops raise funds for our Hospice Care, it is vital that they are performing at their best. We are therefore looking for a dedicated individual with the passion and energy to maintain these high standards.

Preferably with good Charity Shop management experience you will have plenty of drive and enthusiasm, a flair for display and a focus on customer service. Working alongside the Charity Shop Manager you will be able to manage and work with our volunteers to help maximise profits, all of which go to support the work of the Hospice.

You will also have good IT skills to include email, Word and Excel, be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you will also need your own reliable transport as you will be required to visit the Hospice to select items to sell in your shop.

Closing Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Application Pack          Job Description


Assistant Charity Shop Manager – Simply Fashion – Uckfield

£8,798.00 p.a. (22.5 hrs per week over 3 days including some Saturdays).  

A fantastic opportunity has become available to join the Retail Team of St Peter & St James Hospice Shops Ltd!

We are looking to recruit a new dynamic and ambitious Assistant Charity Shop Manager to support the management of our stunning ‘Simply Fashion’ Charity Shop based in Uckfield following the decision of the current assistant manager to take up a new career opportunity.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a commitment to turning donations into vital funds, which enable us to provide exceptional care for our patients, then we would love to hear from you.

This is more than an ordinary retail opportunity. In this role you can combine your passion for fashion, retail and your commitment to making a difference, which will give you a unique sense of job satisfaction!

Preferably with good Charity Shop management experience you will have plenty of initiative and enthusiasm, a flair for display and a drive to reach and exceed your sales targets. You will also be able to support the management of and work with our volunteers and have a focus on providing exceptional customer service.

You will need to have good IT skills to include email, Word and Excel, be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

As our shops raise funds for our Hospice Care, it is vital that they are performing at their best. We are therefore looking for a dedicated individual with the passion and energy to maintain these high standards.

Preferably with good Charity Shop management experience you will have plenty of drive and enthusiasm, a flair for display and a focus on customer service. Working alongside the Charity Shop Manager you will be able to manage and work with our volunteers to help maximise profits, all of which go to support the work of the Hospice.

You will also have good IT skills to include email, Word and Excel, be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you will also need your own reliable transport as you will be required to visit the Hospice to select items to sell in your shop.

Closing Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Application Pack          Job Description


Events & Community Manager

£30,603.00 p.a. (37.5 hrs per week Mon-Fri).  

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are re-advertising this vacancy. Previous applicants need not apply.

We are seeking an experienced, self motivated, creative and enthusiastic person to join our successful Fundraising Team. Income from events is a vital part of our fundraising strategy, as is ensuring that we maintain and develop our organisational profile within the communities that we serve.

With experience of organising and running successful fundraising events within a similar role, you will be able to demonstrate the significant contribution that you can make to our fundraising team. You will develop and deliver the strategic direction for events and community fundraising, ensuring sustainable growth in net income for the Hospice.

Your enthusiastic and outgoing personality will be supported by a thorough knowledge of fundraising and events management. You will be required to report on income, expenditure and trends and evaluate results to inform and propose a future events programme. You will be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form with a wide variety of people and organisations. You should also be comfortable working within a team or on your own.

Due to our location you must have your own transport and the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Application Pack          Job Description


Retail Van Driver

£14,664.00 p.a. (37.5 hrs per week 8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri).  

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 collecting donated items of furniture, bric-a-brac and clothing to and from customers, our 8 retail shops and our hospice warehouses. This helps maximise profits all of which go to support the work of the Hospice.

Within this role you will be required to drive Luton vans (up to 3.5t) and should therefore have a full clean driving licence to include at least Category B.

You will be flexible, be a people person and happy to go the extra mile.

Due to our location you must have your own transport and the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Application Pack          Job Description


Fundraising Administrator

£19,382.00 p.a. (37.5 hrs per week 9am-5pm Mon-Fri).  

Following a promotion within our Fundraising Department we are looking to recruit a Fundraising Administrator to join our successful fundraising team.

With excellent customer service and IT skills you will be required to provide a comprehensive database administration support for all active and prospective donors across all fundraising streams and ensure quality and consistency of data input and output.

Preferably with proven experience within a similar role you will be enthusiastic, be a people person, have a good eye for detail and have a ‘can do’ attitude. The role requires a level of flexibility to help with fundraising events and be happy to go the extra mile.

Due to our location you must have your own transport and the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Friday 8th December 2017

Application Pack          Job Description




Registered Charity Number: 1056114