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.

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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.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Up to £37,665.00 per annum (depending on skills and experience) Permanent Full time or Part time will be considered.

Are you a highly motivated nurse with demonstrable experience in palliative care either in a hospital or community setting?

Do you thrive on teamwork and have the passion to support people living with life limiting illness?

If so, joining our well established team of Community Clinical Nurse Specialists could be the job for you! Our team of six Clinical Nurse Specialists provide advice, support and liaison for people in East and West Sussex helping to plan their care and support and ensure the provision of expertise around specialist symptom control and emotional and psychological support for patients and those important to them. They are supported by our Lead Consultant.

You should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as on your own initiative. You will be a key link between the Hospice and our primary and acute care providers.

In return, we offer professional development opportunities and regular clinical supervision. 

Please note that this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you will also need your own reliable transport.

Closing Date: Friday 15th September 2017

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Events & Community Manager

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

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.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and due to our location you must have your own transport.

Closing Date: Friday 6th October 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).  

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 6th October 2017

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Charity Shop Manager – 11 East Gate St, Lewes

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

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 with the support of an Assistant 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. This shop sells lots of furniture and white goods amongst lots of other fabulous items so if you have a particular interest in furniture then this could be the job for you!

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 6th October 2017

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Charity Shop Manager – Lindfield

£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, Garden and Home Charity Shop based in Lindfield.

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 6th October 2017

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Clinical Information Administrator (Data)

£14,661.00 p.a. (30 hrs per week over 4 days Mon-Thur).  

An exciting and rare opportunity has become available to come and work for us in the role of Clinical Information Administrator (Data).

Reporting to the Head of Nursing & Clinical Care you will work with clinical teams in the day to day input and update of patient data using the Hospice Patient Record Systems (SystmOne), and produce timely and accurate reports on our patient data.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the processing of clinical documentation, including referrals and updating patient data on SystmOne in a timely manner. You will act as the SystmOne resource within the Trust and oversee management of the SystmOne database including troubleshooting, training, induction, planning and software updates. You will be fully conversant with and follow Information Governance policies, ensuring that data quality, retention and data sharing is in accordance with associated legislation and safeguarding patient and service user information is in line with Caldicott principles.

Other duties include producing standard clinical reports and data analyses for non-clinical departments and management as well as liaising with other agencies as required, as part of the process of ensuring that patient information is current and accurate.

Where required you will handle telephone calls from patients or their relatives with sensitivity and ensure that patient record documentation is checked for accuracy and filed appropriately.

If you have a head for data collation and analysis, are well-organised and pro-active as well as diplomatic, calm under pressure and have a good telephone manner, this could be the job for you. You will need to have excellent administration and computer skills including Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of clinical administration systems, whilst not essential, would be highly advantageous.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and due to our location you will need to have your own reliable transport .

Closing Date: Friday 20th October 2017

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