Job Vacancies

Current job vacancies are posted on this page and advertised through local newspapers and social media.

Please read the information for applicants before applying for any of the roles.

  • Housekeeper

    (Including Weekends)

    Earliest start 7.00 am latest finish 2.00 pm
    £8.33 per hour

    We are looking for a motivated individual with proven experience in a housekeeping/cleaning role. Duties include cleaning all areas of the Hospice including patients’ rooms and bathrooms and the provision of laundry services. Previous cleaning experience is essential and experience of cleaning in a similar healthcare or sensitive working environment would be preferred, however, full training will be given to the right candidate. As this role involves contact with patients and their families, good customer care and communication skills are essential.

    This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. For more information please see our website or email


    Download: Standard Application Form

    Download: Job Description – Housekeeper

    For further information about these posts and details on how to apply, please view our website on or contact Pat Walmsley at

    • Standard Application Form and Information for Applicants

      Applicants are advised to read this information before applying for vacancies.

      Download: Standard Application Form

    • Terms and Conditions of Employment

      Terms and Conditions of Employment


      A questionnaire will be sent to the successful candidate. This must be completed and forwarded to Occupational Health. The candidate must be declared fit before commencing employment.

      Qualifications/Professional Registration

      Appointments are offered subject to the successful candidate providing evidence of professional qualification(s) and continuing professional registration.


      All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of two references that are satisfactory to the Hospice.

      Contract – Notice Period    

      1 week’s notice is required, from either party, during the probationary period and 4 weeks thereafter.

      Probationary Period

      Appointments for all staff are subject to a 3 or 6 month probationary period depending on the role.


      Applicable/Not applicable dependant on role

      Employee Benefits



      The Hospice operates a pension scheme through NOW pensions who will contact you regarding the scheme and eligibility once you are in post. If you are currently in the NHS pension scheme please discuss this with HR on commencement.

      Life Insurance Cover

      Death in Service Life Insurance Cover equivalent to two times basic salary for all eligible staff who are not covered by the NHS Superannuation Scheme.


      Holiday entitlement is 25 days per year plus 8 Bank Holidays for full time staff, (pro rata for part time hours). This increases to a maximum of 32 days plus Bank Holidays after 10 years service, subject to Holiday policy.

      Sick Pay        

      In the first year of service – up to 5 contractual sick days then SSP

      In the second year of service – up to 10 contractual sick days then SSP.

      After two years’ employment – up to 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half  pay in any rolling year

      After 5 years’ employment – up to 26 weeks full pay and 26 weeks half pay in any rolling year

      Pro rata for part time staff. The above is subject to the sickness absence procedures being followed.

      Bank Holiday           

      Time worked on a Bank holiday is paid at time and a half. This payment is only for staff who are required to work on the Bank Holiday e.g. Inpatients, Kitchen, Housekeeping.

      Staff Dining Room

      Excellent catering facilities which offer hot meals, snacks and sandwiches at lunch time.

      Nightingale House Hospice is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment.