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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: J181-175
Community Clinical Nurse Specialist
Salary range £37,029 - £43,036 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent


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 or at a nurse led clinic environment.


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. 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.


Any community experience with lone working involved would be valuable in addition to the non-medical prescribing qualification or working towards. 

 

Relevant experience of working at a senior level, managing a clinical caseload is essential with appropriate supporting qualifications and as well as any evidence of appropriate leadership learning.


A structured on going supportive mentorship programme would be offered and successful completion of a 6 monthly probation.


Would you like to share your specialist palliative care skills and expertise with us?  In return we offer a variety of staff support options, professional development opportunities, excellent team working and a supportive working environment. Superannuation can be continued. 

 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Maria Stripe/Jane Elmer SCCS Team Leaders on 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 J181- 175


Closing date: 4th July 2018

Interview date: 26th July 2018

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Community CNS

Job Ref: SFH 111
Health & Safety Officer
Starting at £24,882 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent


The Hospice is recruiting a Health & Safety Officer to provide health & safety advice, training and assistance to ensure the Hospice meets its obligations under Health & Safety legislation.

 

The Hospice is situated in a conservation area at Saint Francis Hospice, The Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex RM4 1QH.  You will be working in a sensitive environment and it is extremely important that you are mindful of this when working near patients and their relatives.

 

The Health & Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all staff, volunteers and visitors, management of Health & Safety policies and practices and undertakes the role of Health & Safety Lead person (Level 3) for the Organisation in relation to Health & Safety of all Hospice premises, grounds and Hospice shops.

 

Responsible for maintenance and development of Health & Safety and Fire Risk Assessments associated documentation, together with delivery of Health & Safety related training to all staff and volunteers.  Provides Health & Safety advice to all Hospice departments to ensure compliance and undertakes regular inspections and audits of all premises.  Extensive experience of fire safety within a healthcare environment is required.

 

If you have any questions concerning this role please contact Lynn Bryan, Director of Corporate Services on telephone number 01708 753319 ext. 2246.

 

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:          2nd July 2018  at midday

 

Interview date:        19th July 2018

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Health & Safety Officer 

Job Ref: J181-171
Head of Nursing, Quality & Audit - CQC Registered Manager
Salary range: £45,128 to £52,070 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent

  

If you are an inspirational and compassionate nurse leader with a passion for palliative care and want to make a real difference to our patients and their loved ones, please contact us.

 

Saint Francis Hospice is an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK (we serve the populations of Havering, Brentwood, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and West Essex). Our team of specialist consultants, doctors, nurses and a range of other health and social care professionals provide incredible care and support to individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as their loved ones during the most difficult time of their lives. Whether we’re supporting people in the hospice or their own homes, developing our services and teams, our focus is on quality - giving every patient the care and support they need to spend the time they have left in the way they choose. 


We have a team of around 250 staff as well as nearly 700 skilled and committed volunteers.  In 2016 we were awarded outstanding by the CQC.


Reporting to the Director of Quality and Care this role will provide inspirational leadership and management to our service delivery team on the inpatient unit as well as providing strategic nurse leadership  and clinical advice and expertise to the organisation. The role is critical in leading our registration with the CQC and advising the CEO and the Board on our nursing strategy and registration matters.


We would expect applicants to have extensive experience in palliative care as a senior nurse and/or Registered Manager.  We also require the applicant to have a high level of team management skills, clinical expertise and aspire to lead and develop services. 

 

Additionally this post will be responsible for leadership via attendance at a variety of Management Group meetings and some Board meetings, instrumental in helping us and the teams deliver on the strategic outcomes and nursing strategy

 

If you would like to discuss or to arrange a recommended informal visit we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please see further details of our services and what we can offer you in our Job Pack which is attached below. 


Please contact: Tes Smith, Director of Quality and Care for further information on 01708 758638 or Brigid Hardy PA to Director of Quality and Care via Email: Brigidhardy@sfh.org.uk


If you would like to apply for the Head of Nursing, Quality & Audit position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J181-171


Closing Date:  20th June 2018

Interviews:      6th July 2018


View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Head of Nursing, Quality & Audit - CQC Registered Manager position.


View the Job Pack for the Head of Nursing, Quality & Audit - CQC Registered Manager Position

Job Ref: J181-173
Staff Nurse - Inpatient Unit
Salary Range £24,882 to £27,225 per annum, pro rata where applicable
Full time 37.5 hour 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 Kirston Challis our Senior Ward Sister on 01708 753319 ext. 2317 or Hazel McGwyne, Head of Quality and Audit on ext. 2349. 

If you would like to apply for the Staff Nurse position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J181- 173.

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

Job Ref: J181-172
Staff Grade/Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine
Starting at £37,923, competitive with Specialty Doctor Scale, NHS Medical and Dental pay scales
Fixed Term Contract for 1 year - from Aug 2018.  Full time; 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) per week. Part time applicants (min 6.0 PAs/week over 3-4 days) also welcomed

 

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 postholder 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 J181- 172


Closing date :   18th June 2018 

Interview Date   4th July 2018

 

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

 

Job Ref: SFH 109
Gardener / Grounds Person
Starting at £17,119 per annum, pro rata
22.5 hours per week, part time, permanent

 

The Hospice is recruiting a Gardener/Grounds Person to look after its extensive grounds and gardens at Saint Francis Hospice, The Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex RM4 1QH.

 

The Hospice is situated in a conservation area.  The grounds consist of lawns and planted areas, many mature trees and a collection of historic roses.  Gardening support is provided by a small team of Volunteers.  You will need a good standard of horticultural knowledge and experience and self-motivation to be able to plan and organise the varied seasonal tasks.

 

You will be working in a sensitive environment and it is extremely important that you are mindful of this when working near patients and their relatives.

 

If you have any questions concerning this role please contact Jon Evans, Estates Manager on telephone number 01708 753319 ext. 2230.

 

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:    25th June 2018 at midday

Interview date:  to be confirmed

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Gardener/Grounds Person

Job Ref: SFH 110
Fundraiser
Starting at £20,829 per annum
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week over 7 days, permanent


We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the busy Community Fundraising team, The candidate needs 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 individual 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 a proactive team player who is able to work well under pressure, use their own initiative and possesses strong organisational skills. This is an excellent opportunity for someone 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 this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk


Closing date:  18th June 2018 at 9am 

Interviews:    to be held week commencing 25th June 2018

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Fundraiser

Job Ref: SFH 102
Lottery Manager
Starting at £24,882 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent


Are you a highly motivated, results driven individual with a sales background?

We have a brand new role for a sales professional who can really contribute to the development and growth of the Saint Francis Hospice Lottery. 

Reporting to the Head of Individual Giving and Data, as Lottery Manager, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing an ambitious growth strategy including the acquisition and retention of lottery players via a variety of channels    
  • Leading and managing a team of door to door canvassers to hit daily sign up targets
  • Ensuring compliance of relevant policies and license requirements at all times; and management of any external bodies or suppliers.
  • Working collaboratively with the Community Fundraising Team and Retail to seek out opportunities for lottery sign up opportunities
  • Reporting on performance on a weekly basis in written form and using excel spreadsheets


We are seeking a proactive team player who is able to work well under pressure, use their own initiative and can communicate using a variety of tools.  The ideal candidate will have good experience of using excel, word and powerpoint.


If you are ready for a new challenge, and 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 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 7 days notice by email of invitation to interviews.

 

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

Job Ref: J181-170
Bank Staff Nurses, Inpatient Unit
Rate of pay £12.72 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 Kirston Challis Senior Ward Sister on 01708 753319 Ext 2371 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 J181-170


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 7 days notice by email of invitation to interviews.


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.

        

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

Job Ref: SFH 95
Bank Health Care Assistants, Inpatient Unit
£8.75 per hour
As & when required
We are seeking Bank Health Care Assistants with a passion for Palliative Care, highly motivated and forward thinking to work within the ward team of nurses.  Do you have a passion to make a difference in providing person Centred Palliative Care?

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the established team for Bank Health Care Assistants, to work within our ‘Outstanding 18 bedded Inpatient Unit’. 

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 CQC KLOE.  

We provide Inpatient clinical services within a modern, personal and friendly 18 bedded unit, as well as Community Crisis Support Service, Hospice at Home Service and also Specialist Day Therapy Services provided at Pemberton Place.  Alongside these clinical services we have the hospice 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 to this end we are incredibly flexible. 
 
If you are interested and would like to discuss this career opportunity please contact either Kirston Challis, Senior Ward Sister on 01708 753319 Ext 2371 or Ward Sisters Debbie Alexander or Margaret Power on Ext 2228.

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

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 7 days notice by email of invitation to interviews.

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.

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