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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: J181-153
Bereavement Support & Development Lead
£30,086 per annum
Full time 37.5 hours per week, 3 year fixed term contract
Saint Francis Hospice, an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK, recently rated outstanding by CQC.  We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation providing care to people throughout the boroughs of Brentwood, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge.

We are looking to recruit a Bereavement Support & Development Lead to work within our Family Support Services team. 

The Bereavement Service provided by Saint Francis Hospice is a well-established part of the support we are able to offer families and carers and this position will have a central role in this service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual qualified in counselling, social work or psychology with experience of working with bereaved people, service co-ordination and with a strong commitment to working with volunteers.  You will need proven communication, organisation and leadership skills.

We can offer:

A supportive environment within the hospice multi-professional team
A structured induction 
Excellent training and development opportunities in our purpose built education centre
Excellent working environment
Membership of the Hospice pension scheme 
To discuss this job opportunity, or arrange an informal visit, we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information about this post please contact Shahina Haque, Family Support Services Manager on 01708 753319.

If you would like to apply for the Bereavement Support & Development Lead position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J181-153.

Closing date: 27th October 2017
Interviews: 10th November 2017

Job Ref: J181-152
Occupational Therapist
£30,086 to £35,637 per annum,starting salary will be dependent on skills & experience
Part time, 18.5 hours per week, permanent
Are you an Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills, 
a passion for palliative care and team working? 

If so we would like to hear from you

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy, who is HCPC registered and has excellent skills, abilities and knowledge to become part of our Occupational Therapy Team supporting people with palliative care needs to improve their quality of life.  This is achieved through the prevention and treatment of symptoms to enable optimal independence and participation in those activities of daily living which are most important to each person we support.

You will be working alongside highly skilled practitioners, all experienced in providing the occupational therapy component of this vital multi-professional approach.

To discuss this job opportunity or arrange an informal visit please contact Ann Stock, Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Team Leader on 01708 753319 Ext. 2227.

If you would like to apply for the Occupational Therapist position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs. The Job Reference number is J181-152.

Closing date: 9am on 20th October 2017
Interview date:   27th October 2017

Job Ref: J181-150
Staff Grade/Speciality Doctor
Competitive with Staff Grade / Specialty Doctor NHS Medical & Dental salary scale
Full time 40 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract from November 17 to 3rd April 18
Saint Francis Hospice is looking to recruit a Specialty Doctor.  

We are 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. 

The hospice provides 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. Our most local Hospital NHS Trust has Associated Teaching Hospital status.  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 StR trainee in Palliative Medicine and 3 GP trainees. The post holder will provide middle grade support to the inpatient unit, with scope to move to or share a Community role, dependent on experience. The post will 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. Applicants who wish to work less than full time will be considered. 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 Specialty Doctor position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J181- 150

Closing date:  16th October 2017
Interview date: 25th October 2017

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

Job Ref: SFH 78
Casual Secretaries/Receptionists (Bank staff)
£8.66 per hour
Variable hours - as and when required

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. 

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


View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Casual Secretaries/Receptionists