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Working for us

We have a proud history of excellence and innovation in hospice care. We know that our success is due to the people who work for us, so we value our staff as our greatest asset.

The Rowans Hospice is a friendly, supportive and service driven work environment. We have a talented and committed team of staff and volunteers. They come from a variety of backgrounds and contribute a huge range of skills – from nursing to fundraising, from catering to counselling.

We have a multi-million pound turnover and employ approximately 300 people with over 1,500 volunteers across the Hospice and The Trading Company.

We operate with integrity and aim to make coming to work for us a rewarding experience. We give training to volunteers and offer all staff opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills through professional development.



15 hours per week, 3 hour shifts
Weekend working will be required
Bank holiday working

You will be responsible for contributing to and assisting with the catering services provided within the hospice for patients, visitors, staff and functions held at the Hospice and Living Well Centre.

You will be expected to carry out duties without direct supervision and to supervise, where necessary, Catering Assistants.

The successful candidate will have catering experience and hold a City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 in Professional Cookery or equivalent. A certificate in Food Hygiene is essential.

Closing Date:              22 July 2016 at 12 noon

Interview Date:          3 August 2016

Job Description

Please submit an Application Form to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk


Staff Nurse – Band 5
Full and part time positions available
Enhancements will be paid accordingly.

Closing date: 22 July 2016 at 12 noon
Interview date: 29 July 2016

Job Description

Please submit an Application Form to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk


Craft Sales Assistant – Stubbington
£7.85 per hour
30 hours per week                                                
Hours to be worked over 4 days and will include alternate Saturdays

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and passionate individual to join our new craft shop opening soon in the Stubbington area.

Please note that if you are shortlisted for an interview you will be required to bring an item to demonstrate your skill set.

Closing date: 22 July 2016 at 12 noon
Interview date: 26 July 2016

For an application form please visit our website www.rowanshospice.co.uk

Job Description

Please submit an Application Form to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk


Dementia Nurse
22.5 hours per week
£18,912 pro rata per annum

Full driving license with access to own vehicle

We are seeking an experienced Nurse to join The Rowans Hospice in providing end of life care support to people with dementia.

The successful candidate will have the expertise to provide specialist clinical advice, education and training to clinical staff caring for people with dementia or other cognitive impairment. You will provide specialist nursing assessment, intervention, advice and support to patients, their carers and families in their own homes.

You will be flexible and supportive in order to achieve the best possible care ensuring a cohesive, holistic multi-disciplinary approach to the management of end of life care for patients with dementia.

The ideal candidate will be RGN qualified with a proven track record of working with people with advanced dementia. You will also have demonstrable experience of palliative care and working in the community, primary and acute settings.  Knowledge of the Mental Health Act is essential.

Closing date:             29 July 2016 at 12 noon
Interviews:                16 August 2016

Job Description

Please submit an Application Form to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk


Rowans Care Agency – Community Care Assistants

Rowans care agency is recruiting community care assistants to join our new care agency based in Fareham. Rowans Care Agency Ltd is a local agency that prides itself in providing the highest quality care services within the local community.

At Rowans Care Agency we pride ourselves in high quality, reliable care delivery and are looking for a likeminded individual to join our expanding team. You will enjoy the special privilege of binding unique trusting relationships with both your clients and colleagues.  Our staff enter the homes of customers from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, needs, lifestyles and personalities.  Home means something different for each of us.  Yet in most cases, it holds our special memories, perhaps our loved ones and the carefully chosen objects we treasure.  Home represents who we are and who we wish to be.  Our staff provide each client with a unique person centred care experience, and encourage our clients to remain independent and within their own homes for as long as possible.

As well as receiving an excellent service, all our clients using our services have the satisfaction of knowing that they are supporting a respected local hospice charity. All profits made by the agency are used to help support the everyday running of their local hospice

The role of a community care assistant brings challenges as well as rewards. You will need to be kind, compassionate, have patience and have an ability to listen.  We support clients with a variety of different needs that may include adults with learning disabilities and end of life care.  Stamina to meet both the physical and emotional demands of providing care and support services is essential.

In return we provide all our staff with regular training, staff supervision and career development opportunities. We will value and reward your hard work and professionalism.  You will be part of a team committed to delivering the highest quality of care and support.  We offer our staff competitive rates of pay, paid travel time, annual leave entitlement, contracts of employment, enhanced rates of pay for staff with NVQ qualifications, potential for career development and much more.

Ideal candidates will have experience within the care sector and hold a relevant health and social care qualification.

The use of a vehicle is essential.

Job Description

Please submit an Application Form to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk


Clinical/Counselling Psychologist in Specialist Palliative Care
Based at The Rowans Hospice

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Specialist Palliative Care (SPC) Psychology Service, which is based at The Rowans Hospice The successful applicant will join a team of psychologists in providing specialist psychological support to people who have a life-shortening illness, as well as to carers and other family members affected by the patient’s illness. The service also provides specialist interventions for individuals experiencing complex bereavements. The service also delivers supervision, MDT consultancy and education across NHS and hospice settings. The service works in to the local community and in to Rowans Hospice inpatient and day-care services.

Support in developing specialist skills for working with this client group will be provided to clinicians new to this specialty. Management Support and Clinical Supervision will be provided regularly.

A Part-Time or Full-Time Opportunity:

Please note that this Solent NHS Trust post is for 18.75 hours per week. Alongside this post, The Rowans Hospice is also currently recruiting to a part-time Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist post to work into their Bereavement Service.

The Solent NHS Trust SPC Psychology Service and The Rowans Hospice Bereavement Service, which work together in close partnership, will conduct the recruitment process as a joint initiative and are open to having one post holder fill both part-time posts. Therefore those applicants seeking full-time work may like to consider indicating on their application form for this post that they wish to apply for both posts and they will then be duly considered for both posts. Alternatively, if you are seeking part-time hours you will be considered for this post only by applying here.

Closing date: 21 July 2016 at 12 noon
Interview date: 3 August 2016

Job Description

Please submit an Application Form to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk


Staff Nurse - Hospice at Home Service

Full and part time positions available

£25,409 pro rata


The Hospice at Home Service are expanding their services to support patients returning home from the ward and in some cases supporting nursing homes who are not equipped to cope with the complex nature of care required by our patients.


We are looking to recruit a number of trained nurses to join the existing team of trained and untrained nurses to continue to deliver the high standard of care across the service.


The successful candidates will be NMC registered and have experience in palliative care.  One year's post registration experience is essential.  Ideally you will hold a post qualifying qualification, however this is not essential.


All candidates must have a full clean diriving license and have access to a car.


Job Description

Please submit an Application Form to peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk


For further information and/or an application pack please contact HR on 023 9224 8005 or e-mail peopleservices@rowanshospice.co.uk

To view our Equal Opportunity policy and to download an Application Form, go to resources


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For volunteering enquiries, please contact the Volunteers Office. Telephone: 023 9232 8538 or email: volunteers@rowanshospice.co.uk

Registered Charity Number 299731


Application Form 

Equal Opportunities Form


Volunteer with us.

Whatever your age or interests, we provide many opportunities to volunteer at The Rowans Hospice. Serve meals, work in a shop, help in the hospice or drive for us.


Shop with us.

Bag yourself a bargain and support us at the same time. Visit our shops and see our great range of new and donated goods. You can donate as you shop by giving us anything you no longer want.


How to help.

Discover the exciting ways you can fundraise and get involved with The Rowans Hospice. From abseiling to family walks and business fun days, we.ve got great events for everyone.