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: Speciality Doctor Scale £39,060-£72,840 P/A pro rata, dependent on experience

    Hours: Full or part-time considered and on-call commitment

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    We are seeking a Specialty Doctor to join our dedicated, friendly and welcoming multidisciplinary team, working regular sessions with participation in the weekend and evening on call rota.

    Weston Hospicecare is here for people living with any life limiting illness, and their families. The Hospice offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. The post holder will play an important medical role in the delivery of care to our 10 bedded in-patient unit, community and day patients in collaboration with medical colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team.

    This post is an excellent opportunity to work in Palliative Medicine. The retirement of the current post holder presents a unique chance to develop the role and be involved in shaping the future of the service. Experience in the specialty is not essential but applicants must have an enthusiasm for palliative medicine. The post is suitable for doctors wishing to pursue a career in palliative medicine or for GPs looking to develop or continue a specialty interest.

    In addition to clinical care, provision will be made for supporting your professional activities (SPA) to enable you to participate in teaching, audit/research, service development and continued professional development. Conditions of service include access to the NHS Pension Scheme subject to eligibility.

    We are looking for the successful candidate to be able to start in March 2020 with possible participation in the on call rota from September 2019.

    Full registration with GMC is essential and applicants are subject to an Enhanced DBS certificate.

    For further information or an informal discussion/visit, please contact Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Dr Fiona Chiplen, or Director of Patient Services, John Bailey on 01934 423900, or by emailing fiona.chiplen@westonhospicecare.org.uk or john.bailey@westonhospicecare.org.uk.  

    To apply, please visit the NHS Jobs website

    The closing date for completed applications is Monday 8th July 2019.

    It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 18th July 2019.

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

    Specialty Doctor – Job Description

    Applicant Notes – Specialty Doctor

  • Salary:  £7.91 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 Van Drivers – Retail Team (Ref: WHC-BVD18)
    Hours: Variable to cover holidays and sickness, including weekends and bank hols
    Salary: £7.91 per hour

    We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, customer orientated and committed van drivers to join our team of bank van drivers. You will collect and deliver goods (including furniture) from our shops, warehouse and customers’ homes. The role will involve driving a light commercial vehicle and lifting reasonably heavy loads and therefore you will need to have a driving licence.

    This role has a need for high levels of flexibility, as you may be asked to cover in the event of holidays or sickness at very short notice.

    For an application pack please visit our website www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/careers
    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 Van Drivers

    JD Bank Van Driver – July 2018

    Retail Application Form WHC-BVD18

    Retail Equal Opportunities Monitoring WHC-BVD18

    Summary of Terms

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.

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