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When most people hear the word ‘hospice’, they picture the doctors and nurses who look after people at end of life, and – while it’s right these experts are prized for all they do for those in their care – working behind the scenes is an army of other hardworking staff, plus dedicated volunteers and of course the generous supporters, equally essential to delivering such a vital service. Learn more in our latest blog.

Have you got what it takes to make a difference and join our award-winning team, today or in the future? Explore below why St Luke’s is an Employer of Choice and keep an eye out for future vacancies.

Our roles

AHP Support Worker

  • 22 Days Left
  • Updated: 15/04/2024
  • Ref: 998955
  • Expiry Date: 08/05/2024
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £22,678 - £24,189 pa pro rata
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week
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AHP Support Worker

An exciting opportunity to work at St Lukes Hospice, supporting the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist working with patients in their own homes, other community settings and the specialist inpatient unit.



The AHP team strives to provide palliative care to patients in any setting to achieve the best quality of life by helping patients live as actively as possible and achieving their personal goals adding significant quality to their lives.



The role of the AHP Support Worker would be to contribute to the assessment and treatment of patients both individually and in groups settings and support the Therapists to deliver treatment plans with patients, assist in the provision of equipment and complete assessments to support the activities of daily living.



St Luke’s is a friendly, dynamic and progressive organisation, where innovation and a ‘can-do’ ethos is championed; we would value those with the desire to work in this specialist area.



The role requires at times lone working and for the post holder to travel independently by car to different community settings.



As a staff member of St Luke’s you will receive an attractive employment package, which includes 7 weeks annual leave rising with service (inc. bank hols) and membership to a cash back health plan.



We would encourage informal discussions regarding this post with the Head of Specialist Community Team Jen Nicholls 01752 964 200 / 07920561750



St Luke’s are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in St Luke’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and LGBTQ+ people.

Closing Date: 08 May 20241st Interview Date: 22 May 20242nd Interview Date: TBC

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Bank Receptionist (Internal)

  • 7 Days Left
  • Updated: 15/04/2024
  • Ref: 996805
  • Expiry Date: 23/04/2024
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £11.44 per hour (plus 12.07% annual leave allowance)
  • Hours: 0 hours per week
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Bank Receptionist (Internal)

INTERNAL VACANCY OPEN TO EXISTING STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

St Luke’s has a vacancy for a Bank Receptionist based at St Luke’s Hospice in Turnchapel. Our reception is covered from 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday.



As a receptionist, you will meet and greet all visitors to the Hospice, receive and deal with incoming calls, and take any messages and post.



You will support the Senior Receptionist in creating a welcoming environment for all who visit and work in the Hospice, ensuring that our values are reflected, and high standards of professional courtesy are maintained by those operating the Hospice switchboard.



Applicants must have relevant experience in a similar role, excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure. Applicants should also have a good telephone manner.



St Luke’s Hospice has a reputation as an employer of distinction and choice, we stand out as an employer who values its staff and provides opportunities for training and development.



As a staff member of St Luke’s you will receive an attractive employment package including 7 weeks pro rata’d annual leave (inc. Bank holidays) rising with service and membership to a cash back health plan.



St Luke’s are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in St Luke’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and LGBTQ+ people.



Closing Date: 23 April 20241st Interview Date: 08 May 20242nd Interview Date: TBC



We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Care Assistant

  • 5 Days Left
  • Updated: 15/04/2024
  • Ref: 995535
  • Expiry Date: 21/04/2024
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £22,369 pro rata, per annum
  • Hours: Full time and part time opportunities
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Care Assistant

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth has a Care Assistant vacancy available within the Inpatient unit of the Hospice based at Turnchapel, Plymouth. The successful applicant will be required to work a combination of early, late & night shifts, and weekends, with internal rotation.

Applicants must possess previous care experience and be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, together with the ability to be part of a team. A commitment to the work of the Hospice is essential along with NVQ 2 or equivalent in a health related subject.

In return, employment with St Luke's Hospice offers excellent opportunities to develop your skills, a challenging working environment, a supportive team and the chance to continue membership of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members.

As a staff member of St Luke's, you will receive an attractive employment package, which includes 7 weeks annual leave rising with service (inc. bank hols) and membership to a cash back health plan. St Luke's is committed to the development of its staff.

Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced clearance will be required for this post.

St Luke’s are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in St Luke’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and LGBTQ+ people.

Closing Date: 21 April 20241st Interview Date: TBC2nd Interview Date: TBC

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
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Benefits and rewards

As valued members of the St Luke’s team, our staff enjoy a wide range of benefits and rewards. As well as generous annual leave and pension schemes, there’s a fantastic health scheme providing access to a GP, counselling and practical information helplines 24/7, plus a contribution to the costs of your everyday health, such as eye tests, dental work and physiotherapy. Find out more!

There’s lots more too, but don’t just take our word for it – listen to what our staff have to say…

Vision and values

Our vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or in distress.

We work within our community in partnership with others to achieve dignity, comfort and choice for people affected by a life-limiting illness, by delivering and influencing exceptional care.

Our values of professionalism, respect, compassion and integrity underpin all that we do, ensuring we provide the best possible care to as many local people as we can reach, living and dying with a terminal illness.

Testimonials

I just really love it. I’ve never really not enjoyed my job. I think it’s everything, it’s the environment; the people; the patients; the visitors; the volunteers. There never goes a day that I don’t look forward to coming into work.

The environment here is a very positive proactive environment in which to work in. Everyone is listened to, everyone is valued. Everyone who works here strives to uphold our core values.

Meet the team

Message from the CEO

At St Luke’s, it’s our people who make us the outstanding organisation we are.

We are an employer of distinction and choice that values our staff and the contribution they make, recognising they are more than job titles and role descriptions.

When you work for St Luke’s, you are an important part of our team and your health and wellbeing matter to us – as does your learning and development. We’re committed to providing a supportive environment where you can feel and do your best every day. Watch our short video to see one of the ways we like to show our staff they’re appreciated!

Interview lined up? You’ll be keen to shine and show off all you know about our organisation!

There are many facets to St Luke’s, the services we provide and the partners with whom we collaborate. For a deep dive into what we have been aiming towards, take a look at our strategy for the last five years. We are currently working on our next three-year strategy to run from 2024 to 2026 in consultation with all our stakeholders. So watch this space.

Alternatively, if you’d rather watch than read, simply check out the videos on our YouTube channel.

Why not volunteer?

All our latest job vacancies are listed here but if you can’t find anything that suits you at the moment, why not volunteer with us?

Our wonderful volunteers make a huge contribution to St Luke’s and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them! They generously give their time to help at our reception, in our café and at our distribution centre as well as across our charity shops. In return they make new friends, learn extra skills and gain valuable experience that enhances their CVs.

We value and respect the diversity of our employees and welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender identity and gender expression (including women and trans people, including non-binary people), race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We understand that people perform better when they can be themselves and that by creating an environment that includes everyone, our staff will perform to their full potential.

We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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BLOG: The Running Diaries – PKF Francis Clark

Run, sprint, jog, however you do it over the coming weeks we will be shining a light on some of the fabulous fundraisers we have running for St Luke’s at Plymouth Britain’s Ocean City Running Festival on Sunday 28 April.
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BLOG: Men’s Day Out – Men on the move make a massive difference for hospice care

Walking, talking and paying tribute to lost loved ones, big-hearted blokes of all ages strode through the streets of Plymouth on Saturday 6 April, raising funds for the specialist end of life care needed by so many local families.
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BLOG: Ambulance crew make Linda’s wish come true

When time is short, it’s often the little things that make the biggest difference. One patient’s ambulance transfer from Derriford Hospital to St Luke’s specialist unit at Turnchapel last week turned into a very precious journey indeed when the crew took a detour to grant her wish for one last look at the sea she loves.