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Everyone at Severn Hospice cares passionately about what we do and that makes working here something very special.

Our vacancies will suit a diverse range of professionals within and outside of clinical services – and whichever role you take up, you will be part of a team making a real difference to people’s lives.

Benefits of working for us

Caring is at the heart of everything we do and that includes caring for those who work for us. Our benefits package includes:

  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme (or NHS pension for those already contributing)
  • Subsidised meals and use of canteen
  • Well-being and staff support framework
  • Staff eligible for Blue Light scheme
  • Free car parking

Here are some of our key policies for more information:

Current vacancies

See below for current vacancies, job descriptions and to apply online. You can save your application online for up to 30 days.

If you’d like to apply using a paper form, please contact HR on 01743 236565 or email hr@severnhospice.org.uk

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We are a Disability Confident Committed employer. This is a government-supported scheme that supports us to make the most of the talents that people with disability can bring to our workplace. The scheme helps us recruit and retain skilled people from the widest possible pool of talent; and improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that we treat all of our people fairly.

Our shops have been recognised as among the best in the country after being named Outstanding Charity Retailer of the Year by the sector’s Retail Association. Charity Retail Association CEO Robin Osterley said:  “Severn Hospice has shown yet again that their charity shops are among the best in the country. They were named Charity Retailer of the Year in previous years and it is testament to their commitment that they have once again taken the title. It is something they should justifiably be very proud of. Congratulations!” 

Registered Nurse – Telford

£23,678 – £30,583 per annum, pro rata (excluding premia) depending on experience

30 / 37.5 hours per week

Working as part of a flexible nursing team, you will play a key role in maintaining a high standard of patient care including support for the patients’ relatives. To deliver direct patient care whilst, coordinating and overseeing nursing practice. To assess patient needs and to implement and evaluate programs of care to ensure the highest standards of care are maintained.

To provide a safe environment for patients, visitors staff and volunteers.

To take charge of the department in the absence of the Sister/ Team Leader on a regular basis.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential in these roles.

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 28th January 2022

Application pack available here: RGN Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Healthcare Assistant – Telford

£17,978- £20,758 per annum, pro rata (excluding premia) depending on experience

22.5 / 30 hours per week

To assist in the care of patients with a life limiting illness under the direction of a Registered Nurse and to maintain a high standard of care. To support the patients and relatives through ongoing communication. To generate and maintain a friendly team spirit with all the staff and volunteers of the Hospice.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential in these roles.

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 28th January 2022

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Hospice at Home Healthcare Assistant (days)

£17,978- £20,758 per annum, pro rata (excluding premia) depending on experience

28.5 hours per week

The Healthcare Assistant will support the H@H Sister by undertaking various tasks and checks in order to ensure that high standards of care are delivered and effective liaison and communication with key professionals involved in the patient’s care are maintained

Individuals will need to demonstrate the ability to work alone and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  They will need to be flexible both in terms of their approach to the variety of tasks they will need to undertake and in terms of working hours. They will be deployed throughout Shropshire and on Hospice wards as required to meet the operational needs of the Hospice

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 4th February 2022, Interviews being held on 17th February 2022.

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Social Worker

£28,219– £38,229 pro rata, per annum depending on experience

18 ¾ hours per week over 3 days

Based at Shrewsbury but able to travel to our Telford site as necessary

An exciting opportunity for the post of Social Worker has become available within Severn Hospice.
You will be responsible for the delivery of care to an allocated caseload of palliative care patients both within our inpatient units and those living in the Community.
You will provide direct support and advice to our patients and their carers, embracing the individual right to choice. You will also assess, identify and evaluate individual need through comprehensive assessments, reviews and care planning in conjunction with other professionals. You will use your counselling and therapy skills to provide appropriate bereavement care.

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 28th January 2022

Application pack available here: Social Work Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Social Worker Team Leader

 £34,057 – £44,903 per annum, pro rata depending on experience

37.5 hours per week

Based at Shrewsbury but able to travel to our Telford site as necessary

Our social workers provide care to people living with terminal illness, their carers, families, and those supporting them and the recently bereaved.

The social work team leader will be required to manage and support a complex caseload. You will also lead and promote safeguarding within Severn Hospice where your key focus will be to develop and maintain relationships with external partners.

As the senior member of the team, you will have strong leadership qualities to encourage and support a positive culture where teamwork and cooperation is embedded in the working environment. 

You will use your counselling and therapy skills both out in the community and at the hospice and provide appropriate bereavement care.

An important part of the role is offering support to patients and their families, and we are looking for someone who is sensitive, who deals well with stress, who can motivate a team and who can mentor volunteers. 

You will be able to undertake clinical supervision and act as a link to other organisations.  An important aspect of the role is to develop bespoke training packages and a knowledge of relevant legislation is essential. Severn Hospice is known for its education services which are used both in-house training and in the wider community.’

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 11th February 2022

Application pack available here: Social Work Team Leader Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Housekeeping and Patient Experience Co-Ordinator

£9.22- £9.79 per hour depending on experience

22.5 hours per week including every other weekend

Based at Telford

To provide patients and relatives with the best experience when visiting or residing at Severn Hospice. The post holder will liaise with patients, relatives and staff and be the primary Co-Ordinator between several departments including Catering, Laundry and ward staff so that we offer a 5* home from home experience to all of our guests.  The postholder will be expected to work flexibly throughout the week including alternate weekends

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 4th February 2022

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Steward

£17,978 – £19,089 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Based at Telford

Working as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment, the Steward is expected to make a significant contribution to the efficient and effective operation of the Hospice. This involves undertaking a range of duties associated with the operational requirements of the Hospice premises and infrastructure, portering, driving, basic maintenance, health and safety, security etc.  

The Steward is to be generally flexible by undertaking new duties or accepting revised duties which may arise as a result of changes in Hospice operations or new developments.   References to the Hospice in this document include all locations where services are provided.

Closing date 28th January 2022

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Assistant Community Shop Manager – Ellesmere

£6,988 per annum

15 hours per week

Severn Hospice has a network of shops across Shropshire and Mid-Wales. These shops generate a substantial level of income to support Severn Hospice to care for patients and their families from the community they operate with.

Our shop focus is on empowering volunteers to maximise their potential within the shops. The Assistant Community Shop Manager supports local decision making  to drive the business within the community. This exciting role is at the forefront of our Community Shop offer, and plays a vital role in supporting the Community Shop Manager and team to generate income to care for patients and their families across Shropshire and Mid-Wales.

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 28th January 2022, interviews taking place 4th February 2022

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Assistant Community Shop Manager – Bridgnorth

£17,472 per annum

5 days per week, 37.5 hours to include weekend working

Severn Hospice has a network of shops across Shropshire and Mid-Wales. These shops generate a substantial level of income to support Severn Hospice to care for patients and their families from the community they operate with.

Our shop focus is on empowering volunteers to maximise their potential within the shops. The Assistant Community Shop Manager supports local decision making  to drive the business within the community. This exciting role is at the forefront of our Community Shop offer, and plays a vital role in supporting the Community Shop Manager and team to generate income to care for patients and their families across Shropshire and Mid-Wales.

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 4th February 2022 , interviews taking place 10th February 2022

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Assistant Community Shop Manager – Madeley

£10,483 per annum

3 days per week, 22.5 hours to include weekend working

Severn Hospice has a network of shops across Shropshire and Mid-Wales. These shops generate a substantial level of income to support Severn Hospice to care for patients and their families from the community they operate with.

Our shop focus is on empowering volunteers to maximise their potential within the shops. The Assistant Community Shop Manager supports local decision making  to drive the business within the community. This exciting role is at the forefront of our Community Shop offer, and plays a vital role in supporting the Community Shop Manager and team to generate income to care for patients and their families across Shropshire and Mid-Wales.

A DBS Check will be required.

Closing date 4th February 2022 , interviews taking place 8th February 2022

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Bank Assistant Community Shop Manager

£10.04 per hour

South East Shropshire covering Bridgnorth, Cleobury Mortimer and Ludlow

Severn Hospice has a network of shops across Shropshire and Mid-Wales. These shops generate a substantial level of income to support Severn Hospice to care for patients and their families from the community they operate with.

Our shop focus is on empowering volunteers to maximise their potential within the shops. In the majority of situations, this role will provide cover in shops in the Community Shop Manager’s absence, and be the single paid member of staff in the shop environment, with support from volunteers. The role will have an area of between 3-8 shops where cover is provided on a flexible, mutual agreeable basis. This exciting role is at the forefront of our Community Shop offer, and plays a vital role in supporting the shop team to generate income to care for patients and their families across Shropshire and Mid-Wales.

A DBS Check will be required.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, once we have received a sufficient number of applications the advert will be removed.

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Bank Assistant Community Shop Manager

£10.04 per hour

North West Shropshire area covering Ellesmere, Oswestry and Whitchurch

Severn Hospice has a network of shops across Shropshire and Mid-Wales. These shops generate a substantial level of income to support Severn Hospice to care for patients and their families from the community they operate with.

Our shop focus is on empowering volunteers to maximise their potential within the shops. In the majority of situations, this role will provide cover in shops in the Community Shop Manager’s absence, and be the single paid member of staff in the shop environment, with support from volunteers. The role will have an area of between 3-8 shops where cover is provided on a flexible, mutual agreeable basis. This exciting role is at the forefront of our Community Shop offer, and plays a vital role in supporting the shop team to generate income to care for patients and their families across Shropshire and Mid-Wales.

A DBS Check will be required.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, once we have received a sufficient number of applications the advert will be removed.

Application pack available here: Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Bank Registered Nurses – Shrewsbury and Telford Wards

£13.57 per hour excluding nightshift premium (where applicable).

Bank Hours are worked by mutual agreement when the Hospice has a shortfall in the service.

Working as part of a flexible nursing team, you will play a key role in maintaining a high standard of patient care including support for the patients’ relatives.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential in these roles.

A DBS Check will be required.

Application pack available here: Bank RGN Application Pack

Application form available here: Application Form Nursing Bank Staff

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Hospice at Home Bank Healthcare Assistants

£10.95 per hour excluding shift premia

Hospice at Home Bank Registered Nurses

£15.30 per hour excluding shift premia

The provision of Hospice at Home nursing care will:-

  • Enable patients to remain at home when home is their preferred place of care/death.
  • Support the avoidance of unnecessary and unwanted admissions to hospital or hospice, particularly in the last few days of life.
  • Be an addition to other statutory and voluntary services, and any other groups or individuals involved in the care of the patient.

The Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses form part of a team providing care and support to the patient within the home environment. They will ensure effective liaison and communication with both the Hospice at Home Sister and key professionals involved in the patient’s care.

Hospice at Home bank shifts are mostly nightshifts (10pm – 7am) in patient’s homes. You will be lone working.

You must understand that although appropriate work may be offered to you if available, the Hospice is under no obligation to do so, and similarly you are under no obligation to accept any offer of work from us.

You will be asked to submit your availability for work on a weekly basis (ideally providing at least 2 nights availability per month).

Mileage to and from patients’ homes is payable at 45p per mile. NB. You will need to have business car insurance to cover your Hospice journeys. Staff will be required to travel up to 25 miles to a patient’s home

Further details for Bank Healthcare Assistant available here: Application Pack – H@H Bank Healthcare Assistant

Application form for Bank Healthcare Assistants available here: Application Form Nursing Bank Staff

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

 Further details for Bank Registered Nurses available here: Application Pack – H@H Bank Registered Nurse

Application form for Bank Registered Nurses available here: Application Form Nursing Bank Staff

Equality & Diversity form available here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form

For an informal chat about the Hospice at Home positions, please phone 01743 261506

Kickstart Opportunities

Minimum wage (age appropriate) plus 5p per hour

If you are currently receiving universal credit, and are aged 16-24 you could be eligible for one of our exciting 6 month opportunities. Speak to your work coach about the following roles:

Furniture Store Assistant – Shrewsbury.

Trainee Assistant Community Shop Manager – Multiple locations including Bishops Castle, Whitchurch, Bridgnorth, Lawley or Newport.

For further details of any of these roles, please email HR@severnhospice.org.uk

Please speak to your work coach directly about these roles. Do not apply directly to Severn Hospice as we will be unable to accept your application.

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