Working at St Catherine’s

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Working at St Catherine’s Hospice

For over 40 years, we’ve provided end of life care and bereavement services throughout West Sussex and East Surrey. Now is a really exciting time to join us as we operate from a new, larger hospice in Pease Pottage that will allow us to care for even more people. 

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Are you looking for a job where you’ll make a genuine difference? A role that will have you motivated and enjoying coming to work? If you’re saying yes, then St Catherine’s Hospice could be the place for you! 

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When you join St Catherine’s, you’ll be joining a supportive team all working towards the same ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Whether you’re caring for people on our wards or in the community, working in one of our support services teams or in our shops you’ll be making a huge difference to people when it matters most.  

Angela has been part of our friendly reception team for nearly 5 years. With her colleagues, Angela works hard to ensure all our visitors are given a warm welcome and are well looked after during their time with us.

Find out what inspired her to join our team of experts.

“This has been the best job I’ve ever had – I wish I’d found it earlier. Everything we all do is going towards those we care for. If we can make people smile in their last days, then that’s just lovely.” – Dawn, Redhill Shop Manager

What we are looking for

It’s our people who patients and relatives fondly remember, who cheer on supporters at events and chat to them in our shops, and who work together to provide outstanding services to everyone we care for and everyone who supports us.  

We want everyone to feel welcome at St Catherine’s
We value diversity and we’re working hard to continue to improve our work in this area. We believe our differences can enrich the care we provide to local people. If you feel you have something valuable to bring to our hospice, whoever you are and whatever your background, we want to hear from you! 

St Catherine’s is a local hospice, but we have big ambitions
We need the very best people to help us achieve these, so look for people who are: 

Staff Testimonials

“It’s lovely to support people as they find a way through their grief and loss to find moments of purpose and joy in the world again. Having colleagues with so much experience and knowledge also makes my job richer.” – Lauren, Counsellor
“We pride ourselves on giving individualised care. Our care is often about the little things but it’s those things that people remember. We’ve enabled people to have weddings and birthday parties here. If I and my team can create special memories for people and their relatives, it’s a privilege to do that.” – Shelley, Ward Matron

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I apply for a job?

To apply for your preferred job role, please visit our employment page, and click on the job listing to download a job description and application form. If you would prefer us to post you an application form, please call 01293 447353. 

I’m interested in a role; how do I find out more information?

Our job vacancies each have a detailed job description but if you would like any further information please email or call our HR Team on 01293 447353. 

Who can apply?

We want everyone to feel welcome at St Catherine’s and encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences to apply to join us.

What are the benefits of working at St Catherine’s?

As well as a rewarding role where you’ll make a genuine difference, we also offer various benefits to our people across all roles. These include:

  • 25 days holiday, increasing with length of service to 30 days, plus public holidays
  • Option to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave
  • Day off for volunteering
  • Day off for moving house
  • Blue Light Card
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Generous pension – up to 9% employer contributions or honour NHS pension
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption pay
  • Pay enhancement for unsocial hours
  • Flu jabs
  • Counselling offering
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Schwartz Rounds
  • Wellbeing supervision (clinical supervision)
  • Career pathway and progress
  • Costco individual membership
  • Life assurance (4x basic annual salary as of the date of death)
Is St Catherine’s a religious organisation?

We support families of any faith or none, and this is no different for our colleagues. Despite the name St Catherine’s, we are not affiliated with any religious organisations and both welcome and accept applications from all backgrounds and beliefs.

Work Experience

We can also offer work experience opportunities to those interested in the hospice sector and the other services we deliver. These include, Retail, Fundraising, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, IT, and Catering and Hospitality. Please note, opportunities for those under 18 are limited, and we are unable to offer work experience within our teams that provide direct care to patients.

Please complete our expression of interest form to help us understand what you’d like to get out of your work experience so we can see whether we are able to support you.

If you are interested in a professional placement at St Catherine’s, you can find out more on our Hospice Placements page.