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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

Interim Shop Manager

  • 0 Days Left
  • Updated: 21/07/2024
  • Ref: 1024574
  • Expiry Date: 21/07/2024
  • Location: Plympton
  • Salary: £23,543 (per annum, pro rata)
  • Hours: 37.5 per week
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Interim Shop Manager

Do you have a passion for customer service and possess a can do attitude? Do you have a good eye for fashion old and new, or knowledge of bric-a-brac and antiques?

If yes, then this could be the position for you, as we are looking for an interim Shop Manager in our Plympton - The Attic Shop!

This is a six month fixed term position.

Your key responsibilities will include:

All aspects of shop management, including administration and banking, recruitment and management of volunteer staff & all health and safety requirements are adhered to

Be able to achieve agreed budgets and targets by maximising sales and controlling direct shop expenses.

Recruitment and Training of a motivated team of paid staff and volunteers



Our Ideal Candidate will have:

Previous retail or charity work experience



The ability to demonstrate personal flexibility



Be able to promote the work of the Hospice



Knowledge of Gift Aid



Educated to GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English (A-C)



Cash handling





Closing date: Sunday 21st July

First interviews: Wednesday 31st July

Second interviews: 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.

Nursing Associate

  • 1 Days Left
  • Updated: 21/07/2024
  • Ref: 1024472
  • Expiry Date: 23/07/2024
  • Location: St Luke's Hospice, Turnchapel
  • Salary: £24,994 - £27,429 per annum (exact pay point dependent on experience)
  • Hours: 37.5
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Nursing Associate

Are you a seeking a new opportunity where you can make a vital difference?

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is recruiting a Band 4 Nursing Associate to join the highly respected, friendly nursing team at our inpatient unit (IPU) in the beautiful setting of Turnchapel, Plymouth.

Our IPU team prides itself on providing palliative and end of life care of the highest standard for patients with complex care needs, relieving their pain and maintaining their dignity. As a result, the IPU enjoys a particularly good nurse to patient ratio (typically 1:3) to support this standard of care.

The Nursing Associate role is relatively new at St Luke's so we are seeking a resilient individual who can help us shape and develop the role for the future. You will be given a structured orientation program from our dedicated team supported by Practice Educators to further develop your skills, confidence and competencies in patient care.

While the role we are recruiting to is a challenging one, it is highly rewarding and you will be part of a supportive team working in a positive environment where all our staff and volunteers are valued. Internal rotation to nights and weekends will be a requirement of the post.

In return, you’ll benefit from excellent opportunities to develop your skills, plus the chance to continue membership of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members.

Working with us, you will receive an attractive employment package: seven weeks’ annual leave (including bank holidays) rising with service, free onsite parking, and membership of a cashback health plan.

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Hilary Hasson on 01752 401172.

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 July 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.

Registered Mental Health Nurse / Registered Learni...

  • 6 Days Left
  • Updated: 21/07/2024
  • Ref: 1026400
  • Expiry Date: 28/07/2024
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £28,236 - £34,415 pro rata, per annum (depending on experience)
  • Hours: Full time and part time opportunities
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Registered Mental Health Nurse / Registered Learni...

Closing date: 28th July 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed

FULL TIME / PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Are you a registered mental health or learning disabilities trained nurse? Have you considered a career in hospice care?

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is seeking experienced adult nursing clinicians from all disciplines including general nursing (RN), registered mental health nursing (RMN) and learning disabilities nursing (RLDN).

These vacancies are based within the highly respected, friendly nursing team at our inpatient unit (IPU) in the beautiful setting of Turnchapel, Plymouth. Largely our contracts are on a rotational basis where you will be working days and nights, however, we do have the opportunity for a Registered Nurse to work nights only.

Our IPU team prides itself on providing palliative and end of life care of the highest standard for patients with complex care needs, relieving their pain and maintaining their dignity.

As a result, the unit enjoys a particularly good nurse to patient ratio (typically 1:3) to support this standard of care.

While the role we are recruiting to is a challenging one, it is highly rewarding and you will be part of a supportive team working in a positive environment where all our staff are valued.

If you’re a Registered Nurse with a passion for delivering high-calibre, evidence-based care and have a particular interest in palliative/end of life care, we’d love to hear from you. Post-registration experience in a variety of areas and a palliative care qualification would be advantageous, but are not essential. Internal rotation to nights and weekends will be a requirement of the post.

In return, you’ll benefit from excellent opportunities to develop your skills, plus the chance to continue membership of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members.

Working with us, you will receive an attractive employment package: seven weeks’ annual leave (including bank holidays) rising with service, free onsite parking, and membership of a cashback health plan.

For informal enquiry and to learn more about our opportunities please call Hilary Hasson, Head of Inpatient Unit or Tricia Davis Director of Clinical Services on 01752 401172.

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

When you apply, please specify your preference for rotational or night only.

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.

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 are aiming towards, take a look at our strategy for the next three years.

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: Beth’s Breakwater swim for St Luke’s

A daughters love of the sea and memories of her father paved the way for an inspiring challenge. Back in July 2022, Beth Tindall-Jones’ father spent his final week at our specialist unit, receiving care after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. Now, two years on, Beth and her two friends Ellie and Ellen completed the challenging Breakwater swim last weekend in aid of St Luke’s and in memory of Beth’s father.
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BLOG: Midnight walkers make a splash for hospice care

Weathering the storm together is at the heart of the compassionate care St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth offers patients and their families, and that was exactly the spirit embraced by the 1,100 warm-hearted supporters who strode out on the charity’s sellout Midnight Walk on Friday night. Heavy rain showers and some spectacular puddles couldn’t deter the excited and emotional crowd from pounding the city’s streets in memory of much-missed friends and family members, raising vital funds for the end-of-life services St Luke’s provides in people’s own homes and its own inpatient unit.
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BLOG: Steve and Bute’s priceless trip down memory lane

An impromptu taxi tour to places that hold special childhood memories was exactly the nostalgia trip St Luke’s patient Steve Wright wanted after weeks of feeling too weak and cautious to leave the house. Spending time in the sunshine on the waterfront at Devonport, showing his wife, Bute, the places he loved when he was a little boy made him feel “like I’d won the lottery”.
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BLOG: Making midnight memories for mum

“At what was the most difficult and heartbreaking time of my life, St Luke's were my guardian angels and I will forever be grateful to them.” Sam Barker, Headteacher at Leigham Primary School, will be one of the hundreds of pink-clad walkers taking part in our Midnight Walk on Friday.