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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.

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End of Life Registered Nurse

  • 9 Days Left
  • Updated: 20/01/2022
  • Ref: 699776
  • Expiry Date: 30/01/2022
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £24,763 - £30,437 per annum
  • Hours: 37.5
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End of Life Registered Nurse

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated professional to specialise in end-of-life care.

St Luke's is delivering on its vision of a ‘Hospice without Walls’ with the support of its End-of-Life Urgent Care Team, as a Registered Nurse for the End-of-Life Urgent Care Service you will assist in supporting community-based end of life (EOL) patients in meeting their preferred place of care/death and prevent inappropriate admission to secondary care

To be a part of this caring and compassionate team as a Band 5 Nurse, you will need to be able to work autonomously and be responsible for ongoing holistic assessments and planning of care to meet the patient’s practical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs.

You will work closely with both primary and secondary care health professionals and other Hospice colleagues; therefore, good communication skills are essential.

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.

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 Nurse Consultant / Head of Community Team Jen Nicholls 01752 964 200 / 07920561750



Closing date: 30 January 2022

1st Interviews: 07 February 2022

2nd interview – TBC

IPU Nursing Associate - Band 4

  • 38 Days Left
  • Updated: 20/01/2022
  • Ref: 705972
  • Expiry Date: 28/02/2022
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £21,766 - £24,017 per annum
  • Hours: 37.5 per week
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IPU Nursing Associate - Band 4

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.

There is an expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 01 April 2022. You will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption from vaccination.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email Nicola Pereira: npereira@stlukes-hospice.org.uk

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

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if a high number of suitable applications are received.

1st interviews: TBC

2nd interviews: TBC

To apply, please visit www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk ‘JOBS’

IPU Staff Nurse - Band 5

  • 38 Days Left
  • Updated: 20/01/2022
  • Ref: 705637
  • Expiry Date: 28/02/2022
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £24,763 - £30,437 pa pro rata (exact point dependent on experience)
  • Hours: 37.50
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IPU Staff Nurse - Band 5

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

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is recruiting a Staff Nurse 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.

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.

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.

There is an expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 01 April 2022. You will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption from vaccination.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email Nicola Pereira: npereira@stlukes-hospice.org.uk

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

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if a high number of suitable applications are received.

1st interviews: TBC

2nd interviews: TBC

To apply, please visit www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk ‘JOBS’
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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.

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.

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…

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 where we are aiming for in the next five years, take a look at our strategy.

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.