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 (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


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 4th August 2017

Application Pack          Job Description


Housekeeping Assistant

£7.50 p/h

3pm-6pm (or 4pm-7pm) Fridays

Working within the Housekeeping Team you will be required to dust and vacuum the office areas of the hospice including emptying bins, cleaning the toilets, mopping the toilet floors and ensuring the hospice cleanliness remains at a high standard.

You will be flexible, a self-starter, be a people person and team player who is happy to go the extra mile in customer service.

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

Closing Date: Friday 4th August 2017

Application Pack          Job Description


Housekeeping Assistant

£7.50 p/h (+weekend enhancement)

9.00 am – 1pm Sundays.

Working within the Housekeeping Team you will be required to dust and vacuum the In-Patient Unit (IPU) of the hospice including cleaning patients’ rooms and bathrooms, emptying bins, cleaning the toilets, mopping the toilet floors and ensuring the hospice cleanliness remains at a high standard.

You will be flexible, a self-starter, be a people person and team player who is happy to go the extra mile in customer service.

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

Closing Date: Friday 4th August 2017

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Retail Van Driver and Furniture Mover

£14,664.00 37.5hrs 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 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 and sold items of furniture, bric-a-brac and clothing to and from customers, our 8 retail shops and our hospice warehouse. 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.

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.

Closing Date: Friday 4th August 2017

Application Pack          Job Description






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