At St John’s we are committed to celebrating and amplifying life, enabling people to live well for longer. Find out what it’s like to work at St John’s and view our current vacancies.
At St John’s we celebrate and amplify life, enabling people to live well for as long as possible. We create moments of joy and compassion and work to ensure that each of our patients and their families are supported through every aspect of their journey.
By working at St John’s you will be helping to make a real difference in our community. You will also work alongside a kind and compassionate team of like-minded individuals.
Our team is made up of around 200 staff and volunteers across a wide range of roles and departments. We are based at our hospice in St John’s Wood and also work out in the community, in people’s homes, reaching 4,500 people across North London each year. Wherever we work and whatever our role, we all share the same passion and commitment to providing quality, holistic care to our patients and their families.
Our team is made up of the following departments:
Community specialist palliative care
Our Community Specialist Palliative Care team is made up of our community nursing specialists, an administrator and their team lead. They work alongside our social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists to provide quality care out in the community, in people’s homes. They work closely with the broader multi-disciplinary team in the community, GP surgeries, and hospitals to advocate for people’s care in their own home and to provide pain and symptom management as well as a level of emotional support to patients and their families.
Our day services are provided at our Wellbeing Centre by the centre's Manager and Deputy Manager, and a team of nurses and volunteers. They work closely with our social workers and therapists to provide a creative and safe environment where patients can access a range of services including; medical care, symptom control, therapies, activities and social and welfare support.
Our Fundraising department is responsible for ensuring the £7 million needed to provide our quality, holistic care free of charge. The department comprises of skilled, committed and creative individuals across community and challenge, partnerships, retail, volunteering, data and marketing and communications. With a commitment to constantly growing and progressing, the department strives to build and maintain relationships with donors and volunteers which are based on trust and transparency.
Our Hospice@Home team is made up of our healthcare assistants, an administrator and two coordinators. They work together with district nurses and community palliative care nurse specialists to support patients who wish to remain in familiar and comforting surroundings during the later stages of their illness or to die at home if that is preference. This specialist round-the-clock care can be provided for up to two weeks.
This multi-disciplinary team is made up of healthcare assistants, nurses, doctors and a ward manager who provide specialist 24-hour care including end-of-life care, symptom control, respite and palliative care rehabilitation at our Inpatient Unit located in St John’s Wood. The medical and emotional care they provide to our patients and their loved ones is further supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.
Our Lymphoedema team comprises of therapists, a practitioner and a team administrator who ensure the provision of our Lymphoedema services at our Inpatient and Day Care Unit in St John’s Wood.
Palliative care ambulance
We are fortunate enough to have our own dedicated palliative care ambulance service. This service, is provided by our four ambulance drivers, who safely transport our patients to and from our Inpatient and Day Care Unit in St John’s Wood, as well as to any of their external medical appointments.
Social work and bereavement
Our Social Work and Bereavement team plays a central role at our hospice, working closely alongside many of our teams to provide emotional and practical support to patients and those close to them throughout their journey. This includes providing support with benefits, housing, transport and mobility and accessing avenues of additional support and care in the community, as well providing bereavement support for the whole family.
Our Therapies team is made up of occupational, complementary and physio-therapists and their team lead. Our occupational and physiotherapists support patients at our Inpatient and Day Care Unit in St John’s Wood as well as in their own home. Whereas our complementary therapists can only be seen on-site at the Inpatient or Day Care Unit.
“I have been working in the Community Palliative Care team at St John’s Hospice for over twenty years and I have been given multiple opportunities to develop in my role over this time. It is an immensely rewarding place to work both personally and professionally. As a team we are able to offer our patients and their families a ‘five star service’ making a real difference in an often stressful and difficult time in their lives.”
– Melissa, Community Palliative Care Nurse Manager.
Why work for St John’s?
We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment, which enables our employees to not only provide the highest quality of care to our patients and their families but also be happy, motivated and confident individuals.
As well as our training and development programmes, we are committed to supporting our employee’s health and well-being, and offer a wide range of benefits. Some of these include:
Salary: Competitive pay with progressive band structuring.
Pension: Contributory pension schemes including continuation of your existing NHS pension.
Annual leave: A generous 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
Health and wellbeing: Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year, eye care vouchers, access to free, confidential one-to-one counselling, on-site Mental Health First Aiders and Freedom to Speak Up Champions.
Learning and development: Ongoing training and development programmes, external study leave and grants available up to £1,500.
Rewards and recognition: Employee "Service Excellence" recognition rewards.
Flexible working: Flexible working arrangements regardless of length of service.
Travel: Cycle to work scheme and interest-free season ticket loans.
Discounts: Discounts at our on-site pharmacy, our charity shop and a range of local, national and online shops, restaurants and cinemas.