What’s it like to work here?

A hospice is a place to help people live their lives to the fullest, and to make every day count. And so, it’s also a place full of incredible staff and volunteers who are passionate about making this happen. Lots of people expect a hospice to be a sad place to work but actually it’s a vibrant place that is full of life. Working here means meeting lots of new people and helping to make memories for patients and families to cherish.

What sort of roles are needed at the hospice?

We’re hospice care pioneers priding ourselves on the innovative care we provide for our patients as well as palliative care and end of life care. Our full clinical team consists of: consultants in palliative medicine, doctors, nurses in the IPU and in patient’s homes. All supported by our family services team of councillors, a chaplain, physiotherapist and artist-in-residence.

Working here

Our values of being caring, connected and courageous are principles that set out how we work and should be embedded in everything we do. This means:

  • We place patients, their families and our colleagues at the heart of all we do
  • We are passionate about what we do and the difference we make
  • We are inclusive and treat everybody with the compassion, care, dignity and respect they deserve
  • We have the courage to inspire, embrace change and deliver excellence in all we do
    We will be ambitious, brave, and innovative and continually strive to improve our knowledge and skills
  • We listen, connect with, and understand the needs of the people we support and work with and ensure we respect their choices
  • We work together as a team to motivate, encourage, and support each other
  • We connect and work collaboratively with others to work as one team

Find out more about our values.

Our Blog

Nurse Laura talks about why she chose hospice nursing

"Yes, there are sad moments because as nurses we develop strong relationships with patients and walk with their families through some of life’s most difficult moments. But when my team are all in the office together it’s never sad or depressing because we all love what we do and the difference we can make. We talk, laugh and occasionally cry together, but whatever happens everyone is so supportive."

Read Laura's story

What training and development is on offer?

There’s lots of opportunities to develop at St Barnabas House and we regularly run educational courses and training for our staff. You can find out more over on our Education and training page

Education and training courses

We’re a Real Living Wage Employer

We’ve committed for all roles across the organisation to meet the Real Living Wage amount, the only UK wage rate based on living costs. Meaning your salary is able to meet everyday needs – like the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist. We’ve joined 12,000 other businesses and organisations taking this voluntary pledge, to make sure our staff have a fair salary that they deserve.

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