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Are you looking for an opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic and supportive team? 
A job at Saint Francis Hospice may be just what you are looking for.
Saint 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: SFH 84

Retail Manager, Brentwood Furniture Shop

£17,895 per annum plus performance related bonus
Full time, 37.5 hours per week, inclulding weekends, permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic person to manage our furniture shop in Brentwood. 

Managing a team of paid and volunteer staff, 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, Retail Director 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.

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:       4th December 2017 at 9am
Interview Date:  13th December 2017

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Retail Manager position

Job Ref: J181-157
Head of HR
£45,128 - £52,070 per annum, dependent on experience
37.5 hours, 5 days per week, full time, permanent.  Base: Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex

Saint Francis Hospice is a charity delivering Palliative Care to Adults.  We are looking for an experienced HR professional who can grasp the wide range of employee expectations at Saint Francis Hospice and effectively influence the strategic direction of our people (employees and volunteers) strategies and policies in line with our vision for the future. 

We need someone who is proactive, insightful and observant; who can offer sound advice and guidance, think creatively, and keep us in line with legislation and good practice whilst making policies and the law work for us.

Responsible for leading a small HR team and Volunteer Hub made up of employees and volunteers, you will ensure that a comprehensive, proactive service is delivered to the Hospice.


Our work is complex and varied and covers charity and healthcare sectors as well as retail, so cross-sector experience would be an asset.

You will be experienced in problem resolution at all levels of the organisation, and comfortable working with a high level of risk and the pressure this brings. You will help us deliver progressive organisational change, building capability, engaging and getting the best from our staff and volunteers and promoting a genuinely diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you have the skills to provide a proactive and strong direction to our senior leaders, whilst being sensitive to the Hospice values and its supportive culture we’d love to hear from you.

For informal enquiries please contact Luella Dixon, Interim Head of HR on 01708 753319 ext 2346

If you would like to apply for the Head of HR Position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs. The Job Reference number is J181-157.

Closing date: Friday 24th November 2017

Interviews:  Tuesday 19th December 2017

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Head of HR



Job Ref: SFH 83
Casual Secretary/Receptionist (Bank worker)
£8.75 per hour
As and when required, 12 month bank agreement
Would you like to have the opportunity of dealing with a wide range of services provided by Saint Francis Hospice?  The Hospice needs to employ experienced staff who can be available to work on a regular of occasional basis to cover vacancies and absence of staff.  This may be for single or part days, or part or whole weeks depending on the service to be covered.  You will receive training in the requirements for the different roles.  

Key skills are:
Excellent organisational skills, 
Experience of prioritising a busy workload
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages 
Experience of secretarial or administrative work
Experience of dealing with the public, ideally in a healthcare environment. 
As part of providing a professional image for the hospice, you will need to demonstrate a caring and sympathetic manner to all those you have contact with and maintain excellent standards of customer care.

It is important to be aware that there is no set pattern for this work as the need for cover arises on a variable basis, howeverBank assignments are on an as and when required basis and there is no commitment on either side to offer or accept assignments however assignments are more often than not for a duration of three or more days in any one week.  

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

Please note that successful candidates will be required to undertake DBS clearance as part of the pre-employment checks.

We will close this advert without notice when we have a received a sufficient amount of applications, therefore please submit your application to us as soon as possible.

Job Ref: SFH 76
Direct Marketing Executive
Starting at £24,635 per annum
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract
As a key member of the Individual Giving and Data team this role is responsible for the timely and cost effective execution of acquisition and retention campaigns for Appeals, Lottery, Raffles and Regular Giving through a planned schedule of on-line and off-line direct marketing and other marketing activity.

The role will have a particularly strong focus on promoting, increasing and recruiting supporters to the Lottery, Raffles and Regular Giving programmes to shore up continued annual growth from these areas.

This role will also assist the Head of Individual Giving, Supporter Services Manager,  In Memoriam Executive and Retention Assistant with thanking, communicating with supporters and data selection/segmentation.

The successful candidate will be experienced in the creative process involved in direct marketing campaign work including briefing creative agencies, printers and mailing houses. They will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team as well as individually in a fast paced environment.  
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:    Please apply as soon as possible.

Interview date:  To be confirmed