Here at St Giles, we recognise that our volunteers and our staff are the heart of the organisation and we therefore encourage a culture which embraces change, values innovation and allows people to thrive.
At St Giles Hospice, your personal and professional growth matters to us; we offer a variety of exciting training and personal development opportunities to help you further your skills and confidence.
From positions in our clinical and retail teams to fundraising and administration, we have the right role for you.
Benefits and rewards
Staff wellbeing is extremely important to us St Giles Hospice. To reward the hard work of our staff, we offer an extensive benefits package that includes financial, health and wellbeing benefits and professional development opportunities.
- With staff wellbeing at the core of our values, we offer 25-27 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days with service
- Clinical staff transferring from the NHS will have their annual leave honoured (up to 10 years)
- Clinical staff transferring from the NHS will have their NHS pension scheme honoured
- Group pension scheme, matching contributions of up to 8%
- Life assurance scheme up to the age of 65
- Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits during this special time
- Cycle to work scheme
- Car lease scheme
- Free entry to SGH events (where applicable)
- Access to Blue Light Card and Charity Worker Discounts shopping discounts
- Free Will writing service
- We offer our staff in-house support from Occupational Health Services and an on-site Chaplain to provide emotional and pastoral care.
- With internal career progression being a focal point of team growth, we provide regular training and personal development opportunities.
- For those joining our clinical staff team, you will have access to coaching and a full clinical supervision programme.
We encourage staff to maintain and continue their own professional development and support staff in diploma and degree courses, NVQ courses and attendance at conferences within their specialist field.
All staff have the opportunity to apply for additional external qualifications and modules of higher education; these are considered for approval and partial funding by the senior management team in February each year.
A wide range of clinical study days are provided by St Giles. Some of these are also available to external professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the application, then you have been unsuccessful at this time.
The interview process consists of either one or two stages which will entail a 45 minute competency based interview followed by a Q&A session.
For some roles, we may require a presentation on a chosen topic, however this would be discussed with the applicant and advised in advance of the interview.
All interviews are held in-person at one of our sites. However, should you be away during our interview date/s, we may be able to consider a virtual interview.
All staff complete a comprehensive induction programme which includes statutory and mandatory e-learning as well as training that is tailored to the individual’s need.
Depending on the role, this will generally include mandatory training, communication training and an ‘Introduction to Palliative Care’ study day. All staff and volunteers should also attend an induction day.
There is a regular ‘Mandatory Study Day’ programme which all clinical staff must attend once a year, ensuring skills and knowledge are kept up to date.
We only keep information for as long as we are allowed to in accordance with other legislation or relevant regulations. Once we no longer need to keep your information we remove it from our systems or securely dispose of it and we do this at the end of each financial year.
At St Giles, we value and encourage diversity and inclusivity in our workforce. All individuals who seek employment paid or voluntary at St Giles will be given equality of opportunity and will not face unlawful discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. If you have any specific needs or require any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to work
Please note, all applicants must be able to prove they have the ‘Right to work’ in the UK. We are unable to offer UK work permit sponsorship.
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Alternatively, to discuss the application process, find out more or just have an informal chat, please contact our HR team on 01543 434455 or email email@example.com.