Job Vacancies

Staff vacancies are advertised as and when they become available. Please check this page regularly for job opportunities. We will only contact shortlisted candidates. We are required to carry out DBS checks on all new recruits.

We currently have the following vacancies.

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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

Salary: £16,894.27 to £17,230.27 per annum

Hours: Full time 35hrs per week, including weekend working

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 and Bexley. An opportunity has arisen for a Warehouse Assistant to join the retail team, based at the Distribution Centre in Welling.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the warehouse manager and staff with processing donated stock delivered to the warehouse, will have a good general knowledge of high street clothing brands, and be able to work in a physically demanding environment, moving and handling stock of varying sizes, including occasional working with the van delivery team. 

The successful candidate will have effective communication skills, a good understanding of customer care, and be able to work flexibly within a team environment. You will also be required to support our volunteers within the warehousing function to enable stock to be sorted and distributed efficiently to our network of shops within the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley.

An understanding of the importance of Health and Safety is essential, as well as the ability to manage time and meet delivery deadlines. 

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STAFF GRADE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

Salary: To be negotiated

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic doctor to work in a middle grade capacity in Palliative Medicine to join our MDT.

The position is offered as a 10 programmed activity post. The post is available for an initial period of 12 months. The successful candidate would join our existing consultants in palliative medicine, an associate specialist and staff grade in palliative medicine, and local GPs in delivering specialist palliative medicine within the following care settings:

  • The Hospice, which includes an Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, and specialist nurse-led outpatient clinics for residents of the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley
  • Community palliative care services for the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley
  • Support to the in-reach specialist palliative care service in the local acute hospital, which has its own cancer unit.

This post would be predominantly based in the Hospice Inpatient Unit. Participation in the on-call rota forms part of the responsibilities of this post (non-resident first on-call).

For more details or to discuss the post, please call Dr Brendan O’Neill on 020 8320 5819.

Closing date: Sunday 30 April 2017

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LOCUM CONSULTANT IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

Hours: Full time/Job Share may be considered for the right candidates

Salary: from £76,001- £102,465

Plus excellent benefits package

An opportunity has arisen at the Hospice for a Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine to cover maternity leave from April 2017 for a period of at least 9 months.  

The successful applicant will join the other members of the medical team (a lead consultant, an associate specialist, 2 staff grades and a GP trainee) who deliver medical input into all Hospices services. The job plan will be negotiated dependent on the skills and interest of the candidate and the needs of the service. The Hospice offers an out of hours on call service shared with other local specialist providers in which the successful applicant will take part.  

The Hospice is implementing a three year strategy and the locum consultant will have the opportunity to input into our developing clinical strategy, supporting the Hospice to reach more people with terminal illness across the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. In addition, the successful candidate will support delivery of training and development of junior medical staff, students, GPs and other clinical professionals and will support the implementation of outcome measures, audit and research across the Hospice.  

The Hospice provides care in its 19-bed Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, Rehabilitation Gym and Counselling Team based on the Hospice site at Bostall Hill in Abbeywood, as well as providing specialist palliative care in people’s homes, care homes and the prisons in Greenwich and Bexley boroughs (population approx. 450,000). The Hospice also provides support to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, through our in-reach specialist palliative care team.  

For further information contact: Dr Brendan O’Neill, Consultant in Palliative Medicine 020 8320 5819 brendanoneill@gbch.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Sunday 30 April 2017

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CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Salary: A4C Salary Scale Band 7

Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5, 37.5 or 30hrs per week, (job share/part time considered)

Do you thrive on teamwork? Do you have knowledge and skills to bring to our team? Are you motivated by working alongside other professionals who are caring for people with palliative and end of life care needs to offer them advice and support?

We are now recruiting to our specialist palliative care team, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which provides advice and support to patients with life limiting illness and their families, and also to the professionals working with patients on the hospital ward.

We are looking for a registered nurse with considerable experience in palliative and end of life care and/or a related area of clinical practice to join our Hospital Team. You should be a reflective practitioner with sound communication and interpersonal skills. Perhaps you already have experience in the care of people with long term conditions, or in cancer care and have worked in the community? Maybe your particular expertise is in dementia care or the care of older frail people? Perhaps you are an independent prescriber or already working in a nurse practitioner role?

Are you keen to develop further your palliative care skills and knowledge? We offer opportunities for professional development within this specialist field. Help patients by joining up the patient pathway and come and work for the Hospice which offers a range of supportive services for patients and carers at home, in hospital and in our inpatient unit.

If you join us you will need to be able to integrate within our Hospital Team as well as work on your own initiative. You should also be a confident user of information technology.

The Hospital Palliative Care Team is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich where many patients who have end of life and/or palliative care needs move through its wards and departments. The Team assists patients and their families/carers with planning care and support for patients who are going back home or who need to find a care home, as well as providing expert advice on psychosocial and symptom control issues. Many have end of life care in the hospital, others are transferred to the Hospice for care. We teach about palliative and end of life care on education and training programmes for hospital staff.

If you think this might be for you, please get in touch to find out more! There is information about our Hospice services on our website, or arrange to come and meet us.

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. 

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

If you would like to arrange an informal visit or for more information, please contact Wendy Lethem, Nurse Consultant, on 020 8320 5793 during office hours, or email wendylethem@gbch.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 7 May 2017

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STAFF NURSE PALLIATIVE CARE

Agenda for Change Band 5 - £25,263.00 - £32,086.15pa

37.5 Hours per week (the unit operates internal rotation to nights)

Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members

Benefits include: Generous Annual Leave, Study Leave, enhanced Maternity Benefits, access to an Employee Assistance Programme and free parking at the Hospice.  

Would you like:

Time to Care?

Time to Grow?

Time to Develop?

Then it’s time to apply…………

We are interested in Compassionate, Caring Registered Nurses who want to make a difference to people with life limiting illness, having the opportunity to provide high quality care to patients and their families and to be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, which provides pain and symptom control, respite care, complex psychological support and end of life care.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice provides specialist care and support on the main hospice site in the inpatient unit, day hospice and outpatient clinics as well as in people’s homes, care homes, local prisons and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

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 colleagues, health care assistants and students within the unit.

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

The Hospice is committed to the development and education of all staff and has excellent educational links with local Colleges and Universities as well as regular internal training provision. If you are interested in working in an organisation which provides opportunities for career progression, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is for you.

Closing Date for Applications :  7th May 2017

Interview Date:  To Be Confirmed

If you would like an informal discussion or an informal visit regarding this post, please contact Katie Millward Sproul, Ward Sister on 020 8312 2244 ext 422

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The above post requires the Hospice to carry out DBS checks on new recruits.

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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  

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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.

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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 HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 3

We are pleased to be advertise opportunities for Bank Health Care Assistants to join the Hospice bank register.

The successful candidates will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering care, as assessed by the registered nurses, in the community in patients’ homes, as well as on both our Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice. 

The successful candidates will hold an NVQ 3 in Health/Social care or equivalent, alongside relevant care experience, and will demonstrate a commitment to providing a high standard of care to patients. 

With a sound understanding of health and safety and infection control, candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to meet patients' physical, social and psychological needs appropriately as they approach end of life.

Job description

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

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BANK CATERING ASSISTANTS

Salary: Agenda for Change band 2

Salary Range: £9.68 to £10.70 per hour

We are pleased to advertise ‘Bank’ opportunities to join the Catering Team at the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, providing a catering service to patients, staff and visitors to the Hospice.

Working with the catering team at the Hospice, this post is responsible for assisting our Chef in the provision of catering for patients, staff and visitors, ‘as and when’ required.

Previous experience of working within food preparation is advantageous for this post. 

Maintenance of high standards of food hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen is critical in this post, and a Food Hygiene Certificate is essential on application. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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