Here at St Giles, we want to attract the most talented people into our organisation. We aim to ensure that we are a fair and compassionate employer, while also ensuring that our patients are our first priority.
We aim to create an environment that enables and encourages our staff to give their very best. We hope you’ll want to stay with us throughout your career which means that we offer exciting training and personal development opportunities to further develop your skills.
We have a broad range of roles available from clinical staff to shop staff, fundraising and administrative roles.
“I love working at St Giles. It brings me real satisfaction and even if I am feeling sad, I come into work and it puts my problems into perspective. I’ve done a lot of jobs but this is the best.”
– Sandra, Healthcare Assistant
With a team of over 400 employees, you will be part of an organisation where there is a real emphasis on providing support and progression for our talented staff. We have an exciting and broad range of opportunities whether that is direct patient care, fundraising or providing administrative support within the organisation.
Every role is important to us – and to our patients – and represents a chance for you to spend each working day in a rewarding and meaningful role.
Benefits and rewards
To reward the hard work of our staff, St Giles Hospice offers an extensive benefits package.
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service
- An extra one-off week of additional paid annual leave during your eleventh, twenty-first and thirty-first year of employment
- The option to buy and sell holiday
- Recognition of years of service for pension scheme and annual leave additions (clinical and medical staff transferring from NHS organisation)
- Group pension scheme, matching contributions of up to 6%
- Life assurance paid at 3 times your salary at the time
- Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits during this special time, as well as complimentary childcare vouchers.
- In-house support from Occupational Health Services and on-site Chaplain to provide emotional and pastoral care
- Regular training and personal development opportunities, with internal career progression being a focal point of team growth
- Access to coaching and a full clinical supervision programme for clinical staff
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.
A wide range of clinical study days are provided by St Giles. Some of these are also available to external professionals.
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.
Volunteer with us
We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities whether working in our shops, supporting administrative functions, training to become a bereavement support volunteer, working as part of our reception team or supporting patients in our daily activities or on our wards.