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Senior Healthcare Assistant

“We get to treat our patients as individuals rather than a number in a bed. Wouldn’t you love a job where you can make a real difference every day?”

Working as part of our Hospice at Home team you will provide vital support overnight for people, living in the South Lakes area to remain in their own homes at the end of life.

If you feel as passionately as we do about fulfilling patient’s wishes, we’d love to hear from you.

Location: Kendal
3 nights per week (27 hours)
Work Pattern: 9 hour night shifts, over a 7 day rota, 365 days a year
Pay: *£21,329 – £21,979 per annum (pro rata) (dependant on pension scheme).
Pension Scheme: 8% employer funded (some applicants may be eligible to re-join a previous NHS Pension)
Closing Date: 11th April 2021


Provide overnight support for patients with life limiting conditions in their own homes giving vital overnight respite for carers across the South Lakes locality.

It is essential you hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle with appropriate insurance during working hours.

This post predominantly involves lone working in patients own homes at night.

For an informal discussion please contact Dee Riley (Hospice at Home Sister) on 01524 382538 or email [email protected].

Please view our Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

We offer:

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees. Pro rata for part time
  • Life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme (see below for further details)
  • Beautiful working environment
  • Continuing professional development

Please click here to see more benefits available to our employees.

*NHS pension can be continued if you have contributed within the last 12 months. If you are not eligible to join the NHS pension scheme St John’s Hospice provide an 8% group scheme pension.


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All correspondence relating to this vacancy including interview invites will be sent by EMAIL only. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Oder) 1975 (as amended in 2013). It will be necessary for a submission for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please complete your Application For Employment accurately ensuring you include all criminal convictions including those that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’. A fee of £44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £27.80 for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be carried out as part of our pre-employment check process, if applicable.

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