Current Vacancies

  • Housekeeping & Catering Supervisor

    Housekeeping and Catering Supervisor

    37.5 hours per week 

    Hospice Band 4:       Salary £19,848 – £23,485 (depending on skills and experience) 

    This is an exciting opportunity in a new role to support a local charity, providing essential palliative care services, we are looking for an efficient, organised and reliable individual to lead the Housekeeping and Catering teams.

    Do you have excellent and proven leadership skills with significant line management experience? A good standard of education, including BICS, NVQ 3 or City and Guilds in Cleaning Supervision (or equivalent) and knowledge of COSHH, HACCP and Infection Prevention and Control?

    You may be the person we want to join our team.

    The Hospice provides palliative and supportive care including nursing, medical, spiritual, practical support and therapeutic care to both patients within our In Patient Unit, Day Hospice Service and patients within the community to ensure they can remain either at home with loved ones or in their preferred location as long as they wish and are able to. We are a charity that relies on fundraising activities to enable us to continue our much needed and appreciated works. 97% of Patients friends and family are advised they are either likely or extremely likely to recommend Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice services.

    The Catering team support patients in the Ward and Day Hospice with high quality and freshly made nutritious food in a safe and well managed environment. Working with nursing teams and patients to identify ways to support their nutritional and hydration needs and to accommodate likes and dislikes as well as allergens and special dietary needs.

    The Housekeeping team undertake daily cleaning of the ward areas, Day Hospice and office spaces ensuring full infection control standards are maintained at all times, This includes undertaking deep cleans of infectious rooms which patients are present, to ensure both the safety and comfort of those within our care and working to support that care.

    Both teams are part of the Facilities team which also includes Health and Safety, Maintenance, Waste Management, Utilities, Transport and Stores as such a good team working ethic to support fellow colleagues is essential.

    You can download the Job Description & Person Specification, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by clicking on the links below:

    Job Description & Person Specification

    Application Form

    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Form

    Please return both forms to recruitment@birminghamhospice.org.uk.

    You are required to complete the application form – CVs alone will not be accepted. 

    Closing date:                                    2nd October 2020  

    Interview and presentation:             9th October 2020

    Please note if high volumes of applications are received, we may bring the closing date forward.

    No recruitment agencies please.

    Registered Charity no. 503456 

    The Hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

     

  • Housekeeping Assistant

    Part Time Cleaner (Housekeeping Assistant)  

    Hospice Band 2:       £17,809 – £18,317 per annum pro rata (depending on skills and experience)

    Hourly rate £9.10 – £9.36 (depending on skills and experience).  

    Rota Pattern:             14.5 hours ave per week over 2 weeks

    Wk 1 – Mon, Wed and Thurs 4 – 8pm, Sat 7am– 12noon

    Wk 2 – Mon, Wed and Thurs 4 – 8pm. Please note this is a set rota 

    Are you an efficient, organised and reliable cleaner with high standards looking for a rewarding role where your work can make a real difference to others?

    We have a position within our Housekeeping team supporting the Day Hospice, offices and Hospice Ward, including bathrooms, refreshment areas and patient rooms. The successful candidates will be an integral part of our facilities team, they will be required to clean furniture, fixtures and fittings to the highest standards, which is key in the prevention and control of infection for our patients and visitors. They will be required to undertake deep cleaning following full training of our equipment and will also be required to undertake water flushing and record keeping to meet compliance.

    It is essential for the post holders to be flexible to work additional hours at short notice to meet the demands of the department and to cover annual leave and sickness (which may include other evenings, weekends or bank holidays). Previous cleaning experience is essential, experience of cleaning in a similar healthcare environment would also be desirable. i.e. Hospital / Nursing home, however full training will be given to the right candidates. A DBS check will also be required to be completed for the successful candidate.

    As well as the rewarding nature of the role in making a difference to others, the Hospice offers an attractive salary and the opportunity for your work to support the positive experience of our patients, staff and visitors. 97% of staff responding to our latest staff survey are proud to tell people they work for the Hospice.

    You can download the Job Description & Person Specification, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by clicking on the links below:

    Housekeeping Assistant Job Description & Person Specification

    Application Form

    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Form

    Please return both to recruitment@birminghamhospice.org.uk.

    You are required to complete both forms – CVs alone will not be accepted.

    Please note if high volumes of applications are received, we may bring the closing date forward.

    No recruitment agencies please. 

    Closing date:                        2nd October 2020  

    Telephone Interview:            7th October 2020

    Registered Charity no. 503456 

    The Hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

     

  • Kitchen Assistant

    Kitchen Assistant – Ave 24.5 hours per week over a 3 week rota period, covering core hours 7am – 7pm (including weekends and Bank Holidays) 

    Hospice Band 2:       Salary £9.10 – £9.36 per hour (depending on skills and experience).  

    This is an exciting opportunity in a new role to work for a local charity, providing essential palliative care services, we are looking for an efficient, organised and reliable individual to join our Catering team. This post will work alongside a Chef in a professional kitchen environment.

    If you have a current Food Hygiene Level 2 certificate (obtained over the last 2 years) and have experience working in a professional kitchen, preferably within a healthcare setting with knowledge of basic nutritional requirements, health and safety knowledge and an understanding of special diets and cultural needs you could be the person we are looking for. Ability to show empathy, be approachable and able to handle complaints as well as compliments in a professional and proactive manner is essential, as is discretion and confidentiality as the post holder will be providing services to patients within our In Patient Unit. Excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines is also imperative.

    The Hospice provides palliative and supportive care including nursing, medical, spiritual, practical support and therapeutic care to both patients within our In Patient Unit, Day Hospice Service and patients within the community to ensure they can remain either at home with loved ones or in their preferred location as long as they wish and are able to. We are a charity that relies on fundraising activities to enable us to continue our much needed and appreciated works. 97% of Patients friends and family are advised they are either likely or extremely likely to recommend Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice services.

    The Catering team support patients in the Ward and Day Hospice with high quality and freshly made nutritious food in a safe and well managed environment, 365 days per year. Working with nursing teams and patients to identify ways to support their nutritional and hydration needs and to accommodate likes and dislikes as well as allergens and special dietary needs. This team is part of the Facilities team which also includes Housekeeping, Health and Safety, Maintenance, Waste Management, Utilities, Transport and Stores as such a good team working ethic to support fellow colleagues is essential.

    You can download the Job Description & Person Specification, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by clicking on the links below:

    Kitchen Assistant Job Description & Person Specification

    Application Form

    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Form

    Please return both forms to recruitment@birminghamhospice.org.uk.

    You are required to complete the application form – CVs alone will not be accepted.

     Closing date:            2nd October 2020

    Interview:                   8th October 2020

    Please note if high volumes of applications are received, we may bring the closing date forward.

    No recruitment agencies please.

    Registered Charity no. 503456

     The Hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

     

  • Bank: Kitchen & Housekeeping Assistants (Relief)

    Bank: Kitchen & Housekeeping Assistants (Relief) – Immediate Start 

    Hospice Band 2:       Hourly rate £9.10 – £9.36 (depending on skills and experience).  

    Are you looking for a flexible role to fit with your lifestyle and commitments?

    How about being rewarded not just financially, but by making a huge difference to others? Do you want to be part of a team supporting the community, where patient choice is key?

    If so, we have the opportunity you are looking for.

    We are looking for experienced, efficient and reliable domestic staff with Food Hygiene L2 certificate and cleaning experience to provide relief cover for both our Catering and Housekeeping teams.

    Our Housekeeping team supports the Hospice by maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness, which is key in the prevention and control of infection for our patients and visitors. You will undertake deep cleaning and water flushing following full training of our equipment and ensure accurate records are maintained to meet compliance.

    Our Catering team provide patients in the Ward and Day Hospice with high quality and freshly made nutritious food. You will support the Chefs in food preparation, cleaning and serving patients.

    You will be able to cover some days, evenings, weekends, and/or bank holidays.

    If you have previous cleaning and professional kitchen experience in a similar healthcare environment we would love to hear from you. Full training will be given to the right candidates.

    A DBS check will also be required.

    For an informal chat please contact Kirsty Hardwick on 07966 185851.

    You can download the job description & person specification on the link below:

    Bank Domestic Job Description & Person Specification

    Please email your CV to recruitment@birminghamhospice.org.uk.

    No recruitment agencies please.

    Closing date:            16th October 2020

    Interview date:          TBC 

    Registered charity no 503456

    The Hospice is committed to developing a diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

     

     

     

  • Bank Chef (Relief)

    Bank Chef (Relief) – Immediate Start 

    Hospice Band 3:       Hourly rate £9.19 – £10.38 (depending on skills and experience).  

    Are you looking for a flexible role to fit with your lifestyle and commitments?

    How about being rewarded not just financially, but by making a huge difference to others?

    Do you want to be part of a team supporting the community, where patient choice is key?

    If so, we have the opportunity you are looking for.

    We are recruiting experienced, organised and reliable Chefs with Food Hygiene L2 and City and Guilds in Professional Cookery to Level 2 (or equivalent), to provide relief cover for our Catering service.

    The Catering team support patients in the Ward and Day Hospice with high quality and freshly made nutritious food, identifying ways to support nutritional and hydration needs and to accommodate likes and dislikes as well as allergens and special dietary needs.

    The Chefs are responsible for supporting the Kitchen Assistants and volunteers in ensuring the highest level of customer focused service, whilst ensuring cost efficiency.

    Working within the Hospice can be challenging. You will be resilient and empathetic to both patients, visitors and colleagues.

    You will be able to cover some days, evenings, weekends, or bank holidays.

    Previous professional kitchen experience is essential. If you have worked in a similar healthcare environment we would love to hear from you. Full training will be given to the right candidates.

    A DBS check will also be required.

    For an informal chat please contact Kirsty Hardwick on 07966 185851.

    You can download the job description and person specification by clicking on the link below:

    Bank Chef Job Description & Person Specification

    Please email your CV to recruitment@birminghamhospice.org.uk

    No recruitment agencies please.

    Closing date:            16th October 2020

    Interview date:          TBC 

    Registered charity no 503456

    The Hospice is committed to developing a diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

     

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

    INTEGRATED COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM

    CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST

    Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week

    Permanent

    Hospice Pay Band 6 £27,442 – £36,833 (pro rata)

    We are looking for an enthusiastic highly skilled individual who is a team player, dynamic and passionate about palliative care and the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist. The post involves working within a multi-disciplinary team offering specialist palliative care to patients in their own homes and our primary care clinics. Excellent communication skills are needed to fulfil this role. Teaching experience is essential in order to share knowledge and skills and enhance high standards of palliative care.

    Band 6 Candidates will be a first level registered nurse with a palliative care or other relevant degree. Candidates will have relevant experience in palliative care/ oncology or other clinical speciality with significant palliative care input and have experience working at a Band 6 (or equivalent) level. Previous community experience if desirable.

    A car owner and driver is essential.

    We are committed to staff development as an ongoing professional requirement.

    Informal visits/discussions are strongly encouraged

    For further information and informal discussion about the role please contact Helen Smith (helen.smith@birminghamhospice.org.uk) Integrated Community Palliative Care Team Leader or Lisa Kennedy (lisa.kennedy@birminghamhospice.org.uk), Lead CNS Community Team on 0121 752 8798 or by email.

    Please click on the links below for an application form and job description:

    Application Form

    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Form

    Job Description & Person Specification

    Closing date: 21st September 2020
    Interview date: week commencing 14th October 2020 (arrangements for interviews will be confirmed)

    We will communicate interview arrangements with applicants via email.

    Registered charity no 503456

    The Hospice is committed to developing a diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

99% of respondents from our latest staff survey said they are clear about Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice’s values and 97% of respondents say that they are proud to tell people that they work for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

When asked what is the best thing about working at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, the key theme was ‘making a difference’.  Staff also said:

  • The difference we as a whole team make to the care and support of our patients, families and their loved ones.  We know we provide the highest quality of care, supported by our non clinical colleagues.
  • The people and their attitudes – staff, volunteers, patients and their families.  Inspiring.
  • The expert care we give to patients and their family.  To be a part of this is extremely rewarding.

Are you passionate about making a difference and would like to join our team to contribute to our success?

We have been awarded the Agenda Consulting Employee Engagement Award for demonstrating ongoing high levels of employee engagement within our organisation. This supports our strategic priority of being an employer of choice!

To find out some of the benefits our staff enjoy, please click on this link: Why work for us?

There are a variety of roles across a diverse range of professions throughout the hospice and we are Happy to Talk Flexible Working. Click on the link below to see our flexible working policy:

Flexible Working Policy

See below for all of our recent vacancies. Click on each vacancy to find out more information and how to apply or call 0121 752 8744.

If you’re interested in joining us but we don’t appear to have a suitable vacancy at the moment, you can take a look at our current volunteering opportunities by clicking here.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

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Terms and Conditions Statement

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Employee Privacy Statement

#WeAreHospiceCare

Find out more about what it’s like to work at Birmingham St Mary’s through stories and quotes from our staff.

Freedom to Speak Up

We support the national Freedom to Speak Up campaign and encourage employees to raise any comments or concerns they may have. We have a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a range of Freedom to Speak Up Champions who are available to support. We are proud that 95% of respondents from our latest staff survey said that if they had any concerns, they would know how to report it.

Equalities Statement

We undertake Equality and Diversity Monitoring to collect, store and analyse data about the ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion and beliefs of our workforce; also known as protected characteristics.

The information you are asked to provide will help us to assess how accessible we are as an employer, so that people from all backgrounds have a fair opportunity to be represented in our workforce.

We are committed to developing a diverse workforce that is representative of the patient population we serve. The information you provide us with will assist us in assessing how the Hospice is performing overall, in terms of equality. The process is confidential and your data is not shared with any third party.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Statement

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice (the Hospice) is committed to the fair treatment of staff and potential staff, regardless of age, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, responsibilities for dependents, physical or mental disability, marriage and civil partnership or offending background.

The Hospice has prepared a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders, which is available here.

Should you have any questions relating to the Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders, please contact a member of the HR team on 0121 752 8744 who will be happy to help you.