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Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is a local charity dedicated to providing free, high-quality compassionate care and support for people with all terminal illnesses, their families and their carers in the London Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley. We care for over 2,500 people each year at home, in care homes, in the Hospice, in Day Hospice, and in hospital. We employ over 170 staff and have support from over 500 volunteers, and are continuing to develop our services. 

We currently have the following vacancies:

DEPUTY SHOP MANAGER

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN PALLIATIVE CARE BANK

BANK DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPERS

BANK STAFF NURSES

BANK VAN DRIVER

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DEPUTY SHOP MANAGER

A4C Salary Scale Band 2

21 hours per week  

Hours to be worked flexibly Monday - Sunday

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice’s retail division is responsible for generating income to support the Hospice’s work in providing end of life care in the Boroughs of Greenwich & Bexley. Following expansion of our retail network, and an investment in new retail facilities, now is an exciting time to join our retail team working with the Retail Management Team to develop and introduce new income generation initiatives. We are therefore looking to recruit to the post of Deputy Shop Manager.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated enthusiastic individual, who is target driven, with excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of charity shop management and functioning, for the Hospice shops throughout the Greenwich & Bexley boroughs.

Previous experience within the Charitable Sector would be advantageous, with an income target to achieve, alongside a demonstrable record of innovation to enable the identification and delivery of new income generation initiatives within the retail network.

You will have good verbal and written communication skills, and a good working knowledge of Health and Safety in a retail environment, and have an ability to work to deadline and prioritise appropriately in a fast moving retail environment.

You will be required to be flexible in your approach to hours working alongside a team of volunteers to raise the profile of the Hospice throughout the boroughs. You will also be working as part of the larger retail team to maximise income against a given annual budget, whilst providing excellent customer service as the face of the Hospice. You may be required to provide relief cover within the shop network of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Closing date for applications: 31st December 2017

Interview Date:  10th January 2018

For an application form and job description please visit the Hospice website on www.communityhospice.org.uk or contact Amanda Aichen, HR Administrator, Tel:  020 8320 5807 Email: amandaaichen@gbch.org.uk

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.    

Job Description

Application form and supporting information

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CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN PALLIATIVE CARE BANK

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7

Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5, including weekend work and on-call rota

Varied depending on hours required

Are you passionate about nursing? Do you thrive on teamwork? Are you keen to further develop your palliative care skills and knowledge? Do you enjoy the multi-disciplinary approach to meeting people’s needs? If you answer “yes” to all of these, then why not consider taking this exciting opportunity to make it happen?

We are now recruiting to our community bank nursing service, based at the Hospice in Abbey Wood, which provides specialist palliative care advice and support to patients with life limiting illness their families at home, and also to professionals working in the community, care homes and hospitals in Greenwich and Bexley.

We are looking for a registered nurse, experienced in palliative care, who is a reflective practitioner with sound communication and interpersonal skills, to join our specialist community team. You will need to be able to work on your own initiative, as well as integrating successfully into the team. We are developing a new nurse bank to support our present team of specialist nurses, to cover staff sickness and during recruitment.

You must be a car driver/owner and be available for duties at weekends and for the overnight on-call advisory service on a rota basis.

The Hospice is committed to the development and education of all its staff, so there are excellent opportunities for professional development. We have educational links with
local higher education institutions and we also offer clinical supervision. 

If you think this could be you, please get in touch to find out more!

Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members.

For more details or to arrange an informal visit, Ali McCarthy, Lead for Specialist Community Services, on 020 8320 5837 (option 2), during office hours, or alisonmccarthy@gbch.org.uk  

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPERS

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 2

We are seeking Domestic Housekeepers who are interested in joining the Hospice Bank Register. The successful candidates will be responsible for maintaining the high standard of cleanliness required at the Hospice, including emptying of bins, sweeping, mopping floors, vacuuming, polishing, cleaning toilets, restocking toilet/washroom paper products and the provision of a laundry service to meet the needs of the Hospice. 

Working as part of our housekeeping team, it is essential that the successful candidate is able to work using their own initiative to ensure that the standards expected at the Hospice are met and exceeded.

Successful candidates will be required to take on shifts to cover at short notice on an ‘As & When’ basis.

A working knowledge of health and safety, with previous cleaning experience, ideally in a health care environment, would be advantageous.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK STAFF NURSES

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 5

We are seeking Registered Nurses who are interested in joining the Hospice bank register. You will be passionate about nursing, and want to make a difference to patients, to join the multi-disciplinary team in both the Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice.

Sound communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this post, as is the ability to work using your own initiative in prioritising the clinical case load, providing clear instruction and support to the team of health care assistants and student nurses on placement within the unit.

A reflective practitioner with a commitment to the provision of excellent specialist palliative care, this post offers the opportunity to develop your skills within a specialist setting.

The Hospice is committed to the development and education of staff and has excellent educational links with Higher Education institutions in the local area, alongside internal training provision.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or dhruteeshiyani@gbch.org.uk

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BANK VAN DRIVER

Salary:  Agenda for Change Band 2

Hours: ‘As and When’ to cover periods of annual leave and sickness absence Monday to Saturday

We are looking for friendly, flexible team players to join our bank team to support the Van Delivery service for our busy charity shop network.

While driving our vans, the duties of the post holder include the collection and delivery of new and second hand goods from the public, and moving stock within our network of retail shops within defined timescales. 

A full driving licence is necessary for this post, and experience of driving a 3.5 tonne Luton Van is desirable, combined with excellent customer service skills as the role is customer facing, representing the Hospice in the communities we serve. Good communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of health and safety in the workplace. 

The work will involve moving heavy loads, including furniture and large electrical items, and regular manual handling will be a vital part of the post. Full training on manual handling will be provided to the successful candidate, along with the assistance of a driver’s mate where
necessary. 

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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if the Queen needed the Hospice she wouldn't get any better treatment than my husband did

Mrs U, Bexleyheath


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