Day Care unit Deputy Manager, Peter, smiles to the camera.

Work for us

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.

View our current vacancies
A St John's therapist supports a patient in their physical therapy session.

Our team

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 over 4,000 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
Day services
Inpatient services
Palliative care ambulance
Social work and bereavement

“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.
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