Careers

Build your future career with us

It’s an exciting time to join our team at Willen Hospice. We are in the process of building new facilities and expanding our services to provide even better care for people in our local community.

You’ll be adding to the skills and expertise of a dedicated group of people who put caring at the heart of their day-to-day jobs. Helping us to deliver excellent care to patients, families and their loved ones.

We look for people who are passionate about improving our services. In return, you’ll have our full support to enhance your skills, further your career and maintain a good work life balance.

Rotational Registered Nurse – 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Working across our In-Patient and Willen at Home teams
Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £27,534 – £31,665 per annum plus shift allowance
Closing Date: 30 June 2024
Interview Date: TBC
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HR Assistant

Hours: Part Time – 20 hours per week, worked over 3-4 days Mon- Thurs
Salary: £24,000-£26,000 pro rata per annum, £13,714-£14,857 actual annual
Closing Date: 17 June 2024
Interview Date: 28 June 2024
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GP with specialist interest, Hospice or Specialty Doctor

Hours: 4 days per Week
Fixed Term for 12 Months, to commence 1st September 2024
Salary in line with national pay scale for Specialty Doctor/Doctors in training, negotiable depending on experience
Closing Date: 27 June 2024
Interview Date: W/C 1 July 2024
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If you have any queries regarding the above vacancies, please email HRadmin@willen-hospice.org.uk

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Your Career Questions Answered

  • Does Willen Hospice have the same job banding as the NHS, for clinical staff?

    No, we have our own banding system for clinicians but the salaries are comparable to NHS ones. We review salaries annually with any adjustments effective in July.

  • What are the shift patterns for clinical staff?

    Clinicians working in the In-Patient Unit will be expected to work a shift pattern of earlies, lates and nights over a 7 day week, with nights worked in a block over a 2 week period in the 14 week cycle. The community nurses predominantly work a day-based shift pattern with early and late shifts over a 7 day week.

  • What is Milton Keynes like?

    Some of our staff have relocated to Milton Keynes to work at the hospice and have found it a great place to live. It has good schools, a great shopping centre including the famous SnoZone, theatre, vibrant night life, ice rink and many green, open spaces for cycling, walking, sailing and enjoying being outdoors.

  • What staff benefits does Willen Hospice offer?

     

    Excellent education programme and opportunities for further training

    Contributory Pension Scheme

    Competitive salary

    Generous holiday entitlement

    Clinical Supervision

    Staff representative group

    Opportunity to be part of a great team

    Excellent catering facilities offering hot meals, snacks and sandwiches

    Staff rewards scheme

    Hospice-based staff enjoy a beautiful lakeside location with extensive grounds and free parking

  • What are the opportunities for career development at Willen Hospice?

    We are extremely supportive of training and development for all staff, both to enhance skills in their current roles and to further their career with us. We run internal courses as well as funding professional qualifications, and individuals have regular opportunities to discuss their personal development with their managers.
    What is ‘Supervision’?

    A large number of our staff work in a highly emotional environment and often benefit from the opportunity to talk through their experiences with a more senior colleague, reflecting on positives and learning from concerns. Staff have the opportunity to partake in individual or group supervision and can choose someone they feel comfortable with who is usually not their line manager.

  • Are there part-time opportunities?

    Yes, in almost every department we offer both full and part-time roles. Keep your eyes on current vacancies on our website for all job opportunities.

In a typical year...
£11.23
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.