Careers at Weston Hospicecare

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Being part of the team at Weston Hospicecare is a fantastic opportunity to support local people and the community. Current vacancies at Weston Hospicecare include:

  • Salary: £8.00 per hour

    Hours: Various shifts available

    Weston Hospicecare provides specialist care for local people who are living with life-limiting illnesses. A much loved and well supported local charity, the hospice is based in Uphill, a quiet village on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

    Everyone receives a warm welcome from our hospice team who are devoted to helping those we care for to live as well as they can, for as long as possible, tending to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

    We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to work within a small team dedicated to the preparation and delivery of high quality and nutritious meals to our patients, visitors and staff.

    You must have experience in catering with a good understanding of nutritional needs and excellent food presentation skills. You will have a cooking/catering qualification or equivalent experience as well as a current food hygiene certificate. You will need to have excellent communications skills, possessing a cheerful and positive character, able to engage with clinical staff and patients, as a key member of the extended clinical team. A “go the extra mile” mindset and the flexibility to adapt at short notice to changing patient needs are essential components of your outlook.

    We have a number of shift patterns available. The hours will be worked on a rota basis including weekends, although a degree of flexibility will be required to cover holidays and sickness. Appointment to this post is subject to a standard DBS certificate.

    Uphill is a wonderful location with minimal traffic, the beach just a five minute walk from the hospice, nature reserves and glorious Somerset countryside on our doorstep. Please visit our website for more information!

    For further information or an informal visit please contact Darren Fairchild, Estate & Facilities Manager on 01934 423900. For an application pack please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call us via reception on the number above.

    The closing date for completed applications or CVs is Friday, 14th September (midday), Please note successful candidates will be required to complete an application form on appointment.

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Catering Chef’s Assistant August 2018

    Application Form WHC

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    Summary of Terms – Catering Chef’s Assistant

  • Salary: £8 per hour

    Hours: Various

    Location: Various

    We are seeking experienced assistant shop managers across a number of our shops. 

    You will assist the Shop Manager in the day to day management of the shop, including stock management, merchandising, health and safety and financial procedures.

    Working with a team of volunteers this role needs to develop and maintain excellent relationships with our customers and donors being an ambassador for the Hospice.

    You will need to have experience of working in a retail environment and be able to demonstrate a high level of customer service. You will be required to complete paperwork and therefore a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products is essential.

    In return we offer:

    *   Contributory pension scheme                                            *   Staff consultation group

    *   25 days holiday + bank holidays (part-time pro rata)         *   Employee assistance programme

    *   Employee discount scheme with major retailers                *   Staff social activities

    *   Opportunities for challenge events & fundraising              *   Family-friendly benefits

    *   Free parking at some of our sites

    You can request a pack to be sent to you by post or email by calling reception on 01934 423900 or emailing us at jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk

    The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 2nd October (midday). 

    We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Assistant Shop Manager – May 2018

    Retail Application Form

    Expression of interest form – Retail September 2018

    Summary of Terms – Asst Shop Manager

  • Salary: £16,647 per annum (£8.54 per hour), pro rata for part time

    Hours: 22.5 hours per week

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of Relief Shop Managers – giving our customers and donors excellent service, and raising money to help run the Hospice.

    The role has a strong focus on maximising income to support the Hospice. Duties will include accepting and pricing donated goods, gift aid registration, managing paid staff and volunteers, creating strong merchandising displays within the shop, running activities to help attract customers, and maintaining great standards to give our customers a great shopping experience.

    This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys retails and working in a lively, fast paced environment. You will need to have enthusiasm, leadership and motivational skills, be customer orientated and target focused, and enjoy working with a diverse range of products and people.

    Due to the nature of this role, you will be expected to travel to and between any of our retail sites across our catchment area to cover absences often at short notice, sometimes working at more than one shop in a day. Therefore a full driving licence and access to a car or the ability to transport yourself around our area is essential.

    The hours are to be worked over 3 full days to include every Saturday.

    In return we offer:

    *   Contributory pension scheme                                            *   Staff consultation group

    *   25 days holiday + bank holidays (part-time pro rata)         *   Employee assistance programme

    *   Employee discount scheme with major retailers                *   Staff social activities

    *   Opportunities for challenge events & fundraising              *   Family-friendly benefits

    *   Free parking at some of our sites

    For an application pack please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call us via reception on the above number. Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form.

    The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd October (midday).

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Application Pack Letter

    JD Relief Manager

    Retail Application Form

    Retail Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    Summary of Terms – Relief Shop Manager

  • Salary:  £7.83 per hour

    Hours: Variable to cover holidays and sickness, including weekends and bank holidays

    We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated, customer orientated and committed people to join our team of bank workers providing cover in our shops which are located in Weston-super-Mare and surrounding towns/villages. 

    Our Bank staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of a shop in the absence of the permanent shop manager which will include accepting and pricing donated goods, manage the shop team of paid and unpaid staff, creative and effective merchandising and display within the shop, submitting daily/weekly and monthly returns within the agreed timescales, and ensuring the general upkeep of the shop.

    Knowledge of the charity sector and supervisory experience is required together with the ability to work as part of a team. This role has a need for high levels of flexibility, as you may be asked to cover a shop in the event of holidays or sickness at very short notice.

    Alternatively please email jobs@westonhospicecare.org.uk or call reception on 01934 423900. We are unable to accept cvs without a completed application form.

    We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

    Application Pack Letter – Bank Retail

    JD Bank Retail Staff – September 2017

    Retail Application Form WHC-BRT18

    Retail Equal Opportunities Monitoring WHC-BRT18

    Summary of Terms – Bank Retail Staff

Life with us

At Weston Hospicecare, we’re committed to bringing life to days. If you work for us, you’ll know that each moment you’re at work involves making a positive difference to those in your local community. We look after hundreds of patients and their loved ones each year, and no matter what role you have in the hospice – whether you’re raising funds or directly providing the care – you’ll be helping to ensure those we care for can live as well as they can for as long as they can.

With seven volunteers for every paid member of staff, we are truly a community-led organisation. Although the hospice itself is based in Weston-super-Mare, our care stretches out across the area as far north as Clevedon, as far east as Wedmore and as far south as Burnham-on-Sea.

The benefits

As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to a group personal pension scheme (or a continuation of an NHS Pension scheme for existing members, subject to availability). After your qualifying period, you’ll also be eligible for occupational sick pay, too.

We love hearing from great people.

Whether you choose to browse our blog, follow us on Facebook or talk to us on Twitter, there are lots of great ways to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved. You can also get in touch with our HR team by calling 01934 423939.

Weston Hospicecare believes  the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to our work. Our aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

Want to volunteer?

We also have volunteering roles which you might be interested in. To learn more about the 40-plus volunteering roles we have, visit our section on volunteering.