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 may close recruitment early on some vacancies.

We currently have the following vacancies.

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STAFF NURSE PALLIATIVE CARE

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 5 - £26,022.45-£33,057.90pa

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

Benefits include:

  • Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members
  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Study Leave
  • Enhanced Maternity Benefits
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • 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 a terminal 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: Friday 18 August 2017

Interview date: TBC

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Kim Barrow, Ward Sister, on 020 8312 2244 ext 422.

For more information, please contact Amanda Aichen, Human Resources Administrator, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or amandaaichen@gbch.org.uk

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CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST/ASSOCIATE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Salary: AFC Band 7/6 (dependant on experience) £34,060.30 - £46,315 (FTE)

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (37.5hrs - including weekend work and On Call rota. Full time/part time/secondment considered)

  • Are you passionate about palliative care 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 service, based at the Hospice in Abbey Wood, which provides specialist palliative care advice and support to people with a terminal illness and their families, at home, and also to professionals working in the community, care homes and hospitals in Greenwich and Bexley boroughs.

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.

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!

Closing date: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Amanda Aichen, Human Resources Administrator, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or amandaaichen@gbch.org.uk

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SANTA'S GROTTO COORDINATOR X FOUR

Hours: Seasonal Fixed Term Contract. Four part-time posts. Grotto opening hours to be covered on a rota, 18 November-24 December

Salary: Band 3 – Salary c£10.15 per hour

Are you passionate about Christmas?

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is seeking four Santa's Grotto Coordinators to work at the Christmas Grotto in the Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath, and also at a Grotto in Greenwich Market.  

Working as part of the Fundraising team, and working closely with our volunteers, the post holders will be responsible for coordinating volunteers at the Grotto, acting as a steward to assist Santa, interacting with the general public, and overseeing the running of the stalls and other activities associated with the Grotto.

We are seeking motivated individuals with excellent organisational, communication and people skills, with experience in team management. The ability to work well as part of a team is key, along with the ability to prioritise effectively and problem solve.   

The Grotto will operate seven days a week, so it is essential that you can work weekends as part of the team, and be flexible to work across both locations in Bexleyheath and Greenwich.

This is an exciting time to be joining such an important local charity and an opportunity to make a real difference within the communities of Greenwich and Bexley boroughs.

Closing date: Sunday 27 August 2017

Interview date: TBC

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Amanda Aichen, Human Resources Administrator, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or amandaaichen@gbch.org.uk

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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 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. 

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 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

Application form and supporting information

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 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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