Why work with us?

St Clare is a highly valued local charity supporting people who need specialist palliative care in West Essex and the East Hertfordshire border. In our recruitment, we look for people with a passion to improve people's lives and make a difference.
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Our team includes more than 100 full and part-time employees, supported by more than 500 volunteers. From specialist healthcare professionals to administrative, catering and maintenance staff to fundraisers and retail employees, the range of roles is wide and varied in order to deliver the vital services our patients, families and carers need.

Providing for the health, welfare, support and development of our staff is a key aspect of the St Clare ethos.

We strive to develop staff engagement and satisfaction, maintain employee retention and ensure St Clare is a preferred employer of choice.

Our staff are our most valuable asset and, as such, we believe that they should be well supported and trained, so that they can be knowledgeable and confident in the workplace. As part of this support framework, we also provide a free external 24-hour confidential Employee Assistance helpline.

In addition, a Staff Forum, with representatives from across the Hospice providing a voice for our staff, a quarterly breakfast meeting, staff intranet and a bi-monthly e-bulletin ensure that our staff feel involved, informed and listened to.

We offer excellent terms and conditions of employment, with a competitive salary and benefits package including enhanced shift payments, company sick pay scheme, flexible working times and contributory pension scheme. There is also the ability to continue membership of the NHS pension scheme, if relevant to you.

You can read a summary of all the benefits of working for St Clare Hospice here.

Job vacancies

Are you interested in making a real difference to people’s lives when they need it most?

See our current job vacancies.

How we set senior salaries

St Clare Hospice offers a wide range of specialist palliative care services to local people and their families. These services are led by palliative care consultants and other highly qualified clinical staff.

As a small, local charity, we are accountable to the people we serve across west Essex and East Hertfordshire and to all those who support us. We take our responsibility in spending money that people donate very seriously, this includes setting salary levels. All our salaries levels are set to reflect the responsibilities, qualifications and skills needed for the jobs we have at the hospice. They are also bench-marked against several different sources of information, including NHS pay scales, other hospices and the not-for-profit sector as a whole.

Our aim is always to set our salaries at a level that will attract the right people with the right skills and experience we need and who have a passion for our mission to improve the lives of those with life-limiting illnesses.

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