Specialists in palliative care

Working with St John’s

Dedicated staff are St John’s greatest asset in our vision of putting local patients and families at the heart of everything we do to ensure that on the journey towards the end of life, we provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

We therefore invest time and effort in creating a culture that encourages our teams to consistently achieve high standards of service. We are a charity and since opening our doors in 1986, our reputation has been built on compassionate, care and support.

St John’s therefore welcomes people who are passionate about our values of care; compassion, collaboration; charity and celebration. 

St John’s Hospice Staff Benefits

We are a charity that prides itself on supporting patients and families. We firmly believe that it is important to look after our staff too. Our benefits include: 


Competitive salary for the local area.


Employees enjoy a generous starting holiday entitlement of 27 days (plus usual bank holidays) for full time employees with pro-rata holiday entitlement for part-time employees.


We offer a non-contributory pension scheme, fully stakeholder compliant and to which, if desired, you can contribute up to the statutory maximum. Currently the hospice contributes 8% to the stakeholder pension scheme. Employees that are existing members of the NHS Pension scheme may be able to continue their contributions, subject to their ability to meet the eligibility criteria under the scheme.

Learning & Development and Professional Development

A range of in-house training programmes and opportunities for our employees are available to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to ensure consistent high-quality patient and family care.

As a specialist provider of palliative care, we also provide a range of high quality training and development in End of Life and Palliative Care to the wider health care community and general public. Employees are encouraged to participate in continuous professional development, including clinical supervision for patient-facing staff.

Maternity, Adoption & Paternity Benefits

We offer generous maternity and paternity benefits to our employee’s subject to a qualifying period.

Life Assurance Cover

All permanent employees have ‘death in service benefit’ of 2 years annual salary from the first day of employment, which forms part of their pension provision.

Parking & Travel

Free parking is available on site at St John’s Hospice, Slyne Road, Lancaster. Employees are also able to take advantage of the Cycle to Work scheme. A car lease scheme is also available for all permanent employees. The Hospice is accessible by bus with bus stops located directly outside the Hospice.

Health & Wellbeing

The health, safety and welfare of our employees is very important to St John’s Hospice, and we offer a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. From the first day of employment permanent employees will become members of Westfield Health who provide a range of services, including cash back on dental, optical and therapy treatments.

The hospice has favourable membership rates for health and fitness organisations in the local area.

Spiritual Care

Employees are able to access our spiritual care services and a multi faith worship facility is available for everyone to use and to participate in spiritual care events and services.

Wills Service

Hospice employees have access to a will making service. Local solicitors provide a free service in return for a donation to the hospice.

Social Events

There are numerous opportunities to become involved in social and fundraising events, held locally, in aid of the hospice.

Christmas Club

Employees have the opportunity to save monthly for Christmas via our Payroll department

Refreshment Facilities

Employees have access to refreshment facilities on-site and can purchase a range of hot and cold meals and snacks daily.

Get in touch

For information about working for St John's call 01524 382538 or email [email protected]