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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.
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: SFH 155
Retail Store Manager, Ilford
£19,500 per annum plus performance related bonus
Full time 37.5 hours per week including some weekends - permanent
This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic person to manage our clearance store in Ilford.

Managing and recruiting a team of paid and volunteer staff, selling 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.


All completed application forms must be sent directly to the HR Department or emailed to jobs@sfh.org.uk.
 
Please note that a basic criminal records disclosure will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate. 

Also 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: 21st March 2019 at 10am
Interview date: 2nd April 2019

Job Ref: SFH 157 - Fundraiser
and
Job Ref: SFH 158 - Fundraiser (Legacy)
Salary starting at £21,454 per annum
Full time, 37.5 hours per week over 7 days, permanent

We are looking for two dynamic individuals to join our busy Fundraising team. The candidates need to be a highly motivated individuals 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. Experience and knowledge of Legacy giving would be a strong advantage for one of the posts.


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 either of these vacancies, 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: 10th March 2019 

Interview date:  21st March 2019

 

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


View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Fundraiser (Legacy) (SFH 158) position

 

Job Ref: SFH 156
Area Retail Manager
Starting starting at £30,989 per annum. Payscale for positon up to a maximum of £36,706 per annum (subject to satisfactory annual performance reviews)
Full time 37.5 hours per week - Permanent
Saint Francis Hospice retail stores operate within the North East London/South Essex corridor. A passionate and dynamic place to work, we are a growing business and this is an exciting time to come on board.

We are looking for someone who has great ideas and can support us in our journey to develop a retail business with a social conscience. 

As an Area Manager you will have the opportunity to help shape our brand and grow the business further. 

Responsibilities will include:
- Looking after a group of stores
- Inducting and training staff and volunteers
- Improving retail performance
- Reducing costs
- Achieving sales growth, average spend growth and improving the customer service experience

You will have:
- The ability to travel effectively and efficiently across a large geographical area
- Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
- Be able to interpret and analyse data
- Be an innovative problem solver

In return we offer:
- Competitive salary
- 27 days’ holiday rising to 32 days.
- Pension and life assurance benefits.
- Opportunities to train and further develop in a supportive environment.

If you have any specific questions regarding this position please contact Michelle Nicholls, Director of Retail on 01708 349492. 
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:  1st March 2019 at 10am
Interview Date: 13th March 2019



Job Ref: J283-194
Lecturer in Palliative Care
Salary range £38,140 to £44,328 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 J283-194


Closing date:  4th March 2019

 

Interview date: week commencing Monday 11th March 2019

 

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

Job Ref: J283-192
PA to Director of Corporate Services & Company Secretary
Salary Starting at £21,454 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent


Saint Francis Hospice is seeking an experienced PA to support the Director of Corporate Services & Company Secretary. 

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced PA to join the busy Corporate Services Team. 


Primarily, the role is to provide a full confidential Personal Assistant/secretarial and administrative support service to the Director of Corporate Services.  You will also act as a key point of contact for numerous internal/external stakeholders and be responsible for the administration of the quarterly Corporate Governance Committee meetings, Management Groups and Directorate meetings.


If you enjoy a diverse working day, juggling priorities and providing an excellent service, we would love to hear from you.  Candidates must have relevant experience of working at Director level.


If you would like to apply for the PA to the Director of Corporate Services & Company Secretary position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs The job reference number is J283-192


Closing date:   26th February 2019     

Interview date:  8th March 2019 

 

In the event of a high number of responses to this advert, Saint Francis Hospice reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the advertised closing date then please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the PA to the Director of Corporate Services & Company Secretary 

Job Ref: J283-195
Creative Occupational Therapy Assistant
Starting at £17,633 per annum pro-rata
Part time up to 22.5 hours per week, permanent

Do you have an interest in creative therapy within Occupational Therapy?


Would you like to join a team helping people achieve fulfilment and independence in day to day activity?


It is a rewarding and diverse role that will develop your skills and knowledge within a palliative care setting.  It will also allow you to develop your practice and improve your communication skills, whilst helping people manage life limiting illnesses.


We are looking to recruit a Creative Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our well established Occupational Therapy team. 

 

The post holder will 


  • participate in and assist with facilitating Specialist Creative Groups
  • work as part of the OT team to ensure all assistive equipment is collected, maintained and cleaned

Saint Francis Hospice is a dynamic, forward thinking organisation providing care to people throughout the boroughs of Brentwood, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge.


We can offer:

A supportive environment within the hospice multi-professional team

A structured induction and supervision

Excellent training and development opportunities in our purpose built education centre

Excellent working environment

Continued access to the NHS pension scheme or membership of the Hospice pension scheme


For more information about this post please contact Kathryn Owens, Therapies Manager on 01708 753319 ext. 2378.


If you would like to apply for the Creative Occupational Therapy Assistant position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J283-195.

 

Closing date:     24th February 2019

Interview date: 7th March 2019


Job Ref: SFH 154
Social Media & Digital Content Officer
Starting at £21,454 per annum
Full time 37.5 hours per week - Permanent 
Passionate about social media? Love proactive content creation?

Working in an experienced Marketing and Communications team, you’ll be a creative self-starter who’s willing to get stuck in to all aspects of our work, including support for community and corporate events.
 
We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual who can create and deliver engaging content to our audiences, help tell our story and realise our vision for expanding our reach into all of the boroughs we serve.

You’ll have CMS experience, and be confident in developing strong website content, create and edit engaging and high quality content, be able to plan and implement effective online campaigns and be confident using a range of tools for reporting and evaluation of all activity.

You must have excellent planning and organisational skills as well as strong written English. Experience in video production and photography is desirable.

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:    24th February 2019
Interview date:   to be confirmed

Job Ref: SFH 152
Domestic Assistants
£8.58 per hour
15 hours per week, part time, permanent

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


Closing date:   21st February 2019 at 4pm             

Interview date: to be confirmed


View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Domestic Assistant

 

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