CareersWe have clinical, retail and support staff opportunities available across the Hospice. Come and join our truly remarkable team!
Enjoy brilliant benefits from day one!
Recognising and rewarding our team matters to us as it’s you who makes the difference. That is why our benefits are designed with our employees and volunteers in mind. We offer a range of benefits to help you maintain a great work-life balance, take care of your health or plan for retirement.
Find out more about our benefits
Above-average annual leave (27 days, rising to 29 days after five years)
Generous pension: up to 7% employer contributions
Continue your NHS pension – we are a direction agency
Paid sabbatical leave after 10 years
Discounts on eye care, cinema tickets, and local shops and restaurants
Cycle to work scheme – up to 39% savings on cycling equipment
Study leave and funding assistance
E-Learning system for all staff and volunteers
Inhouse café with home-cooked meals and free fresh fruit (we offer volunteers a free lunch)
Shared parental leave
Play the video and get inspired by our work
At Helen & Douglas House, you will find passionate people working together to help local families in need. If you're ready to explore your potential, this could be the place for you. This is a fantastic time to join the team, as we fundraise to make a difference to the lives of local families who rely on our care at their home, at the hospice or in hospital.
Josh, Assistant Accountant
‘It's great to be at a place where everybody that works here really comes together to support those when they need it the most.’
Sophie, HR Advisor
‘The best thing about working here is the career support and progression available; I started here as an HR Apprentice 4 years ago and have now progressed to be an HR Advisor. I am currently studying for my Level 5 CIPD and hope to progress even further!’
Hannah, Nursery Nurse
‘I love working at Helen & Douglas House because I get to help those amazing children and their families make those precious memories that will last a lifetime; it’s just incredible’
Keeley, HR Associate
‘My favourite thing about working at Helen & Douglas House is the people; everyone here is so lovely & welcoming. They have made me feel part of the team and supported while doing my apprenticeship in HR practice.’
Would you like to work with supportive colleagues and meet extraordinary families while acting as an advocate for Helen & Douglas House and for Children’s Palliative Care?
We would like to invite you to join Helen & Douglas House where you will benefit from a vibrant culture tailored to help you thrive in whatever your career goals are! Hospice care is often profoundly misunderstood: the work we do is uplifting, positive and the impact we have is life changing! Our hospice is a bright, dynamic, and joyful place to work, providing a lovely outdoor garden space for our patients and staff to both enjoy.
Our clinical colleagues offer clinical credibility, expert advice and continuous support to the families and children we work with. Their excellent standard of work contributes positively towards maintaining our outstanding reputation for inclusive, inspiring, and impactful care.
Our retail colleagues are an integral part of the organisation and work to maximise our shops’ sales and benefits. Acting as ambassadors for the charity, they apply their entrepreneurial skills by putting the shops at the heart of the community.
Our support services colleagues ensure the smooth running of our corporate functions, such as Human Resources, Finance, Fundraising and Marketing. All the while, our housekeeping and maintenance teams are dedicated to providing families and children with a safe and welcoming environment.