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A job at Saint Francis Hospice may be just what you are looking for.
Group photo of Margaret Power with staffSaint Francis Hospice is a charity delivering specialist palliative care services both at the hospice itself and out in our community. Whether you're looking for a clinical position or wish to support the fundraising, retail or admin teams, Saint Francis Hospice is a supportive and forward-thinking place of work. 

We wish to attract applicants who adhere to our Core Values of Support, Fairness and Honesty. These values underpin all that our charity aspires to do and shapes both our internal and external behaviour. 

Please note the location of the hospice when considering your application. 

Some jobs will require an online application via the NHS website, but this will be indicated. Applications which require completion of a Saint Francis Application form should be sent by email to jobs@sfh.org.uk.  Applications sent to this email address will receive an automated receipt confirmation response, if you do not receive this please contact the HR department to ensure that we have received your application by the closing date.

As part of our work to ensure our resources are used for patient care, we would appreciate it if participants can download their application, job description etc. All communication will be via email, so please supply your email address. 

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Please note: If you do not get a response to an application within two weeks of the closing date, then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  
 

We would be grateful if you could also complete an Equality & Diversity Monitoring form when applying for our vacancies. 

Job Ref: J283-207
Lecturer in Palliative Care
Salary starting at £38,140 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent


Are you passionate about education and developing others to equip them to provide the highest quality evidenced-based palliative and end of life care? Would you like to be part of a dynamic, responsive and well-led team? Our work includes academic teaching and management of a BSc/MSc course in partnership with London South Bank University, varied practice development for internal colleagues and external stakeholders. and bespoke commissioned education and training.


If you have experience at a senior nurse level and you answer yes to any of the questions above, we want to hear from you.


If you would like to apply for the Lecturer in Palliative Care position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs  The job reference number is J283-207


Closing date: Thursday 9th May 2019

 

Interview date: Friday 17th May 2019

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Lecturer in Palliative Care

Job Ref: SFH 160
Bank Retail Supervisor
£8.58 per hour
Bank - As & when required
This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic person to provide relief cover across our successful chain of Charity Stores predominately in the Redbridge area.

You will be responsible for supervising a team of volunteers in the absence of their Manager, helping to optimise sales and revenue in each shop you are sent to.

You will maintain high standards of customer care within the team, ensuring that the local community can readily perceive that their donations of goods and their custom give support for the good work of their local hospice.

Please note that a basic criminal records disclosure will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

If you have any specific questions about this opportunity, please contact Sandra Sutton, Area Retail Manager on 01708 376269.

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk

Closing date:  9th May 2019 at 10am
Interview date: 21st May 2019

Job Ref: J283-208
Bank Recruitment Assistant
Salary at £9.02 per hour
Flexible hours considered, however we are seeking between 15 - 37.5 hours per week for the first few months


We are looking for a calm professional recruitment administrator to join our HR team, to support the recruitment process for the Hospice. If you would like to join our friendly very busy HR team and would like to work flexibly to help us support the demands of the service we would love to hear from you. You will be liaising with recruiting managers in the organisation, speaking with potential candidates and helping to organise and process the workflow to ensure we meet deadlines. The ideal candidate would have worked in HR previously, but we would also welcome applications from individuals with sound administration or PA backgrounds.


Please note that successful candidates will be required to undertake a basic DBS clearance as part of the pre-employment clearances

If you would like to apply for the Bank Recruitment Assistant position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J283-208


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early

 

Closing date: Friday 3rd May 2019 or earlier depending on number of applicants


Interview date: Wednesday 15th May 2019

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Bank Recruitment Assistant

Job Ref: SFH 166
Retail Store Manager, Dagenham Heathway
£21,454 per annum plus performance related bonus
Full time 37.5 hours per week, fixed term contract for six months
This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic person to manage our Dagenham Heathway store.

Managing a team of paid staff and recruiting and managing volunteers, selling high quality donated goods to provide essential financial support for the good work of your local hospice and ensuring that high standards of customer care and service are upheld.

If you have any specific questions about this opportunity, please contact Sandra Sutton, Area Retail Manager or Michelle Nicholls, Director of Retail on 01708 376269.

Please note that a basic criminal records disclosure will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate. Also, please be aware that successful applicants will be required on occasion to travel and work between multiple store locations as a key requirement of the role.

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk

Closing date:  1st May 2019
Interview date: 15th May 2019

Job Ref: SFH 167
PR & Communications Manager
£25,628 per annum, pro rata where applicable
Full Time, part time considered minimum 30 hours per week - fixed term contract till December 2019
We’re looking for an experienced PR and Communications Manager to increase the profile of Saint Francis Hospice and end of life care across a range of media both on and offline. 

You will deliver communications activities that support the organisations strategic objectives. You will produce content for press releases, appeals, publications and social media

You’ll be responsible for proactive PR, external communications and media handling on behalf of the Hospice, including the high profile awareness weeks.

You will support internal communications, be responsible for maintaining the news section of the Hospice website, and contribute to the Marketing and Communications strategy. You will have good digital knowledge, supporting the email marketing efforts, social media marketing, online advertising, SEO and PPC by working with the Social Media and Digital Content Officer.

This is a fixed term contract until 31st December 2019, full-time hours are preferred but 30 hours/flexible working would be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Coyle, Head of Marketing & Communications at lauracoyle@sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753319.

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk

Closing date:   1st May 2019
Interviews:   w/c 13th May


Job Ref: J283-206
Staff Grade/Specialty Doctor - Palliative Medicine
Salary starting at £37,923 - competitive with Specialty Doctor Scale, NHS Medical & Dental pay scales
Full time - 10 programmed activities (PAs)/week Part time applicants (min 6.0 PAs/week over 3-4 days) also welcomed. Fixed term contract from July 2019 - end June 2020

 

Saint Francis Hospice is looking to recruit a Specialty Doctor for 1 year.  

 

The Hospice is situated in beautiful countryside on the London-Essex border. We have 18 specialist palliative care beds and a busy community service which includes Day Therapy services, Outpatient Clinics, 24/7 community CNS telephone and visiting support and a Hospice at Home service.

 

We provide hospice inpatient and community specialist palliative care to the population of Outer East London (Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Havering), near West Essex and Brentwood. Services have expanded over the last few years, with increasing emphasis on education, supporting people at an earlier stage in their illness and identifying /supporting the needs of people with complex problems related to advanced non-malignant conditions and multiple co-morbidities as well as advanced cancer. There are strong supportive links between the Hospice and local hospitals, which include a cancer centre and a regional neurology centre.

 

The Hospice is a training centre for palliative medicine specialist registrars and GP trainees, and is a regional training centre for the Gold Standards Framework.

 

The post holder will join a medical team of 2 Consultants, a Specialty doctor, a StR trainee in Palliative Medicine and 3 GP trainees, and will provide middle grade support to the inpatient unit, with scope to move to or share a Community role dependent on experience. The post would be ideal for anyone thinking of applying for a Specialist Palliative Medicine rotation or working towards CESR accreditation, also for GPs with some experience in palliative medicine who would like to consolidate/expand their knowledge and skills.

 

To be eligible for consideration candidates must have full GMC registration, have achieved broad based Core Medical Training or completed GP training, have a wish to develop their palliative care skills and show evidence of some palliative care experience. A higher medical degree (MRCP or MRCGP) is desirable. The post has no fixed on call commitment but there may be an opportunity to do some on call work.

 

The contract will be held by Saint Francis Hospice. 

 

For informal enquiries, and arrangements to visit please contact Dr Corinna Midgley, Medical Director, on 01708 753319 (via her PA on extension 2204)

 

If you would like to apply for the Staff Grade/Specialty Doctor position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs  The job reference number is J283-206

 

Closing date:  1st May 2019

Interview date:  10th May 2019

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Staff Grade/Specialty Doctor 

Job Ref: SFH 168 - Marketing Manager
£25,628 per annum, pro rata where applicable
Full Time, part time considered minimum 30 hours per week - fixed term contract till December 2019
We’re looking for an experienced PR and Communications Manager to increase the profile of Saint Francis Hospice and end of life care across a range of media both on and offline. 

You will deliver communications activities that support the organisations strategic objectives. You will produce content for press releases, appeals, publications and social media

You’ll be responsible for proactive PR, external communications and media handling on behalf of the Hospice, including the high profile awareness weeks.

You will support internal communications, be responsible for maintaining the news section of the Hospice website, and contribute to the Marketing and Communications strategy. You will have good digital knowledge, supporting the email marketing efforts, social media marketing, online advertising, SEO and PPC by working with the Social Media and Digital Content Officer.

This is a fixed term contract until 31st December 2019, full-time hours are preferred but 30 hours/flexible working would be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Coyle at lauracoyle@sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753319.

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk

Closing date:   1st May 2019
Interviews:   w/c 13th May

Job Ref: SFH 157 - Fundraiser
Salary starting at £21,454 per annum
Full time, 37.5 hours per week over 7 days, permanent

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our busy Fundraising team. The candidate will need to be a highly motivated individual with strong communications skills and the ability to persuade, motivate and negotiate with people of all ages and ability. The individuals will be the first point of contact for supporters and will manage existing community fundraising relationships and develop new relationships; encourage them to support the Hospice through every appropriate fundraising channel, including face to face and regular giving products. 


We are seeking proactive team players who are able to work well under pressure, use their own initiative and possess strong organisational skills. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with previous fundraising experience and looking for a new challenge. If you want to be part of a dynamic team that raises funds to support vital end of life care services, this is the job for you!


To apply for the Fundraiser position, please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.


Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk quoting the appropriate reference number on your application.


Closing date:  29th April 2019 

Interview date:  to be confirmed

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Fundraiser (SFH 157) position



Job Ref: SFH 162
Marketing Data Analyst
Salary starting at £37,755 per annum
Full time, 37.5 hours per week, permanent

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced data analyst, proficient in marketing, direct marketing and or fundraising areas to work in the fundraising and marketing directorate and provide insight and analysis of activities and data to support the growth in income, donor journeys, communications and engagement.


You will need to be a self starter and a good communicator.  You will have a passion for using data to inform strategy and next steps. You will be at home creating new reports, data mining and thinking about the performance of our activities as well as being comfortable using CRM systems and driving change in the way things are done, through change in systems and processes. You will need to be happy creating new pathways for development. 


Working as part of a team, your technical support and guidance will help us drive forward successful fundraising and marketing strategies, based on your data insight, analysis and support.  You will need to be comfortable developing new reports that are user friendly and helpful to our decision making.  There is a great team here, waiting for the right candidate to come and help us achieve our goals.


All completed application forms must be sent directly to the HR Department or emailed to jobs@sfh.org.uk

 

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk


Closing date:          28th April 2019 

Interview date:        to be confirmed

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Marketing Data Analyst position

Job Ref: J283-203
Project Manager, Environmental Improvements
Salary range: £30,988 - £36,707 per annum (salary negotiable for an exceptional candidate)
37.5 hours per week, full time, fixed term contract for 1 year

 

A fixed term contract (one year) role has arisen for a well organised and self-motivated individual to support the Head of Corporate Services & Capital Development deliver the Environmental Improvement Programme and the Capital Development Programme at Saint Francis Hospice. You would join the team at an exciting time for the Hospice.  We are at the early stages of planning our Environmental Improvement and Capital Programmes. 


The successful candidate should have a Surveying background in either building or engineering disciplines that are linked to the Healthcare industry, be self-motivated, have experience and knowledge of Contract procedures and have good customer service skills to ensure the Environmental Improvement works are held in high esteem with Patients and Service Users.


The successful candidate will be required to work on own initiative and to work with and assist other posts if required.


We are committed to helping anyone in our Communities who is affected by life-limiting illness to receive excellent person-centred care.  All of our Teams are part of this journey and Environmental Improvement is critical to ensuring our staff have the necessary facilities and buildings infrastructure in place to support the delivery of Outstanding Care.


If you would like to apply for the Project Manager, Environmental Improvements position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs  The job reference number is J283-203.


Closing date: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

 

Interview date: to be confirmed

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Project Manager, Environmental Improvement  

Job Ref: J283-205
Head of ICT & Information Governance
Salary range: £45,854 - £50,058 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent

 

A permanent role has arisen for a well organised and self-motivated individual to lead the IT and Information governance service at Saint Francis Hospice. You would join the team at an exciting time for the Hospice.  We are at the early stages of joining our clinical system to the East London Patient Record.  The successful candidate should have experience of running an operational team in IT and have good customer service skills.  The role will also include oversight of Information Governance, therefore, some experience in this area is desirable.  However, the Hospice has arrangements in place to obtain external experience in this field.


We are committed to helping anyone in our Communities who is affected by life-limiting illness to receive excellent person-centred care.  All of our Teams are part of this journey and IT is critical to ensuring our staff have the necessary infrastructure in place for our systems. We would consider candidates who would like to consider this role as a development opportunity, As a result we would be willing to look at the higher level apprenticeship scheme.


If you would like to apply for the Head of ICT & Information Governance position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs  The job reference number is J283-205


Closing Date:  23rd April 2019

Interview Date: to be confirmed


View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Head of ICT & Information Governance

 

Job Ref: J283-202
Ward Manager - Inpatient Unit
Salary £38,140 - £44,328 per annum (dependant on skills and experience)
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent


Are you an experienced clinician with excellent leadership skills and a passion for delivering person centred care?


A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinician to join the Saint Francis Hospice team as the Ward Manger of the 18 bedded Inpatient Unit.


Saint Francis Hospice is a dynamic, forward thinking organisation delivering a full range of specialist palliative care services for all patients with life-limiting illness. The hospice supports five Clinical Commissioning Groups and has a robust Governance Structure in place. We achieved ‘Outstanding’ in our CQC inspection in April 2016. We provide Inpatient clinical services within a modern, personal and friendly 18-bedded unit, as well as Specialist Community and Crisis Support Service, Hospice at Home and also Specialist Day Therapy Services provided at Pemberton Place. Alongside these clinical services we have the Pepperell Education Centre which has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education programmes and study days.

  

Saint Francis Hospice has recently adapted and reconfigured its services to meet the changing needs of our local community.  The Inpatient Unit has undergone a comprehensive review of staff establishment to support our patients increasing complexity and the specialist needs of our younger patients.  Our driving aim is to be able to support our patients in ‘what matters to them’ on a day-to-day basis and we are incredibly flexible.


If you are a highly motivated and dynamic clinician with strong clinical leadership skills, a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, we would love to hear from you.  

 

We in return will offer supervision, reflective practice, staff support, professional development opportunities and a supportive working environment.  Transfer of NHS superannuation scheme or a private pension scheme is also available.

 

If you are excited by this opportunity and would like to discuss this opportunity or arrange an informal visit, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact Michaela Sen, Interim Head of Quality and Audit on 01708 753319, ext 2260.


If you would like to apply for the Ward Manager position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J283-202


Closing date: 22nd April 2019

 

Interview date: 2nd May 2019

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Ward Manager 


View Ward Manager Job Pack 

Job Ref: J283-201
Bank Clinical Nurse Specialist
£19.30 per hour
Bank- variable as & when required
The Specialist Community & Crisis Support service provides 24-hour specialist advice, support and facilitation of care for those persons with complex symptom management due life limiting illness and support to carers of the individual within the home setting, at a nurse led clinic environment or within the office on telephone support. 

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, experienced nurse with good clinical palliative care knowledge base, to join our well-established specialist community service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bank). This post will provide varied senior experience in a multidisciplinary working environment delivering a 24/7 service to individuals, carers and other health care professionals in the community.  
  
The Specialist Community & Crisis Support Service works within the boundaries of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, and Brentwood and provides out of hours’ advisory telephone support to Redbridge. Working collaboratively with other internal and external health care professionals is an essential part of the specialist service. 

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent communication, assessment and prioritisation skills, and understands the needs of those receiving palliative care /end of life care, a working knowledge of evidence based practice and the ability to develop a good knowledge base of current initiatives and developments in palliative care.

Relevant experience of working at a senior level as well as any evidence of appropriate leadership learning.

Would you like to share your specialist palliative care skills and expertise with us?  We offer excellent team working and a supportive working environment with opportunity to develop processes and policies unique to the service.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Maria Stripe/Jane Elmer SCCS Team Leaders on 01708 753319 and ask for Ext 2343 or Lesley Burrows Head of Community Services on Ext 2208.  

If you would like to apply for the Community Clinical Nurse Specialist position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J283-201

Applications will be sent for shortlisting upon receipt, therefore interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and shortlisted candidates will be given at least seven days notice by email of invitation to interviews.


Job Ref: J283-197
Staff Nurse - Inpatient Unit
Salary Range £25,628 to £28,042 per annum, pro rata where applicable
Full time 37.5 hours per week, permanent, part time considered
We have opportunities for Staff Nurse positions with occasional rotation to nights within the Inpatient Unit.  We are seeking nurses with a passion for palliative care, highly motivated and forward thinking to work within the existing caring and dynamic team of nurses.

Our vision is to help anyone in the community who has a life limiting illness to receive excellent person centred care when they need it in the place of their choice.  We strive to continue to develop and improve services on a clinical and governance level in line with the Care Quality Commission, Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE).

If you are an enthusiastic and caring nurse with excellent communication skills looking for an opportunity to give your best and become part of an ‘Outstanding’ and friendly team we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you are interested and would like an informal discussion in the first instance please contact Michaela Sen, Interim Head of Quality and Audit on 01708 753319 ext 2260, or Ward Sisters Debbie Alexander or Margaret Power on Ext 2228.

If you would like to apply for the Staff Nurse position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J283-197.

We offer continuation of access to contributing to the NHS Pension Scheme or access to our Aviva Pension Schem
Free on-site parking
Subsidised canteen facilities
On site Education Centre & Library
Employee Assistance Program
Social Events

We will be shortlisting and arranging interviews as applications are received.

Job Ref: J283-198
Bank Staff Nurses, Inpatient Unit
Rate of pay £13.10 per hour
Flexible hours, as and when required

 

We have opportunities for Bank Staff Nurses to work within the Inpatient Unit. We are seeking nurses with a passion for Palliative Care, highly motivated and forward thinking to work within the ward team of nurses.


Our vision is to help anyone in the community who has s life limiting illness to receive excellent person centred care when they need it in the place of their choice. We strive to continue to develop and improve services on a clinical and governance level in line with Care Quality Commission, Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE).


If you are an avid and enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication skills looking for an opportunity to give your best and become part of an ‘Outstanding’ and friendly team we would be delighted to hear from you.


If you are interested and would like to discuss this career opportunity please contact the Inpatient Unit and ask to speak to Michaela Sen, Interim Head of Quality and Audit on 01708 753319 ext 2260, or Ward Sisters Debbie Alexander or Margaret Power on Ext 2228.


If you would like to apply for a Bank Staff Nurse position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs. The job reference number is J283-198.


We offer continuation of access to contributing to the NHS Pension Scheme or access to our Aviva Pension Schem
Free on-site parking
Subsidised canteen facilities
On site Education Centre & Library
Employee Assistance Program
Social Events

Applications will be sent for shortlisting upon receipt, therefore interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and shortlisted candidates will be given at least seven days notice by email of invitation to interviews.

       

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Bank Staff Nurse

Job Ref: SFH 152
Domestic Assistants required - Permanent & Bank
£8.58 per hour
15 hours per week, part time, permanent or variable hours, as and when required for Bank

Domestic Assistants required:

 

  • Working at variable times and in different areas of the hospice complex as required.
  • Monday to Sunday between 06:30am and 18:30pm, including bank holidays as required

 

Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness is of critical importance for us at the hospice both for the patients we care for and their relatives, visitors and staff who work here.

 

For this position, the duties are to provide a cleaning, laundry, meals and beverage service to patients and to clean offices and other non-patient areas.  The cleaning work is very detailed.  There are set procedures to follow for infection prevention in the different areas being worked in.  Duties involve the use of ladders and steps to change curtains and high level cleaning and coping with steep stairs in the older part of the building.

 

Duties include working in a sensitive environment.  It is extremely important that applicants are able to understand how to behave when serving meals to or working near patients and their relatives.

  

Full training will be provided before you are expected to work independently.


If you have any questions regarding these vacancies, please contact Sarah Higbee, Domestic Services Team Leader or Jan Lessons, Facilities Manager telephone number 01708 753319


To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk


Applications will be sent for shortlisting upon receipt, therefore interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and shortlisted candidates will be given at least seven days notice by email of invitation to interviews.


Previous applicants need not re-apply


View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Domestic Assistant