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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.





Specialist Social Worker


30 hours per week

We are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Social Worker to provide support to adults and their families facing life limiting illness.  The role is rewarding but also complex and demanding; you will need to be resourceful and resilient.  You will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team and other services within the community.

You will need to demonstrate post-qualification experience, ideally two years and hold current HCPC registration.  

For further information and/or to download an application pack please visit our website www.rowanshospice.co.uk,

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Gillian Warnock, Senior Specialist Social Worker Gillian.warnock@rowanshospice.co.uk


The closing date for all applications is Thursday 3 September 2015

Please forward your completed application form to karen.molyneaux@rowanshospice.co.uk

Job Description

Person Specification

Shop Manager - Gosport       

Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Weekend working required

You will manage an Assistant Manager and a strong team of volunteers to ensure the successful running of the shop.  You will ensure excellent customer service is delivered and contribute to maximising income for The Trading Company.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Shop Manager with a Charity Retail background who is looking for a new challenge and has a creative and innovative flare for retail.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 4 September 2015 at 12 noon

Please forward your completed application form to karen.molyneaux@rowanshospice.co.uk

Job Description

Recruitment Day
Saturday 12th September 2015

Vacancies for Sales Assistants in the following areas:
Havant – 2 days
Waterlooville – 2 days
Cowplain (Craft Shop) – 1 day
Albert Road (Vintage Shop), Southsea – 5 days

Weekend working will be required for all locations.

You will assist the Shop Manager with the daily operation of the shop and work with the volunteer team to achieve sales targets.  You will promote the work of The Rowans Hospice and contribute towards maximising the success of the shop in general.

You will be dynamic and creative with a passion for retail.

Closing date for applications: Friday 4th September 2015.  All shortlist applicants will be contacted and invited to the Recruitment Day.

Please forward your completed application form to karen.molyneaux@rowanshospice.co.uk

Job Description

Person Specification

 Volunteer Trainee Counselling Supervisor

We are seeking a trainee counselling supervisor for a group clinical supervision of our nursing staff.  Applicants must be an experienced counsellor qualified to Diploma Level and a member of BACP, working towards supervision to diploma level, together with experience in supervising groups. 

Experience of working in a health care setting would be advantageous.

The post holder will take responsibility for the provision and delivery of clinical supervision sessions to both trained nurses and health care support workers, to enhance their professional development. 

We welcome someone who can demonstrate an open and flexible approach which will underpin and support best practice.

The post holder’s clinical practice will meet the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice.

Sessions will be held monthly, potentially three closed groups:
• 2 nursing - 12 in each
• 1 clinical admin - 8 in each

For further details please contact Pauline.Wallace@rowanshospice.co.uk


22.5 hours per week

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.

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.

Please forward your completed application form to karen.molyneaux@rowanshospice.co.uk

Closing Date: 4 September 2015 at 12 noon

Job Description



Group Member required for The Rowans Hospice Ethics Executive Group (unremunerated)


 The Rowans Hospice is searching for a member of the public with an interest in Ethics and Research, and with the time to be part of The Rowans Hospice Ethics Executive Group (EEG).
The EEG is made up of members from various backgrounds in research, medicine, nursing, education, spiritual support, psychology, and those with an interest in ethical questions and research.
The Rowans Hospice Ethics Executive Group (EEG) exists to:
• advise the Board of Trustees with regard to ethical practice within The Rowans Hospice in relation to clinical practice and  research
• support and challenge clinical staff in the discussion and exploration of ethical issues
• discuss and analyse the ethical implications for all research proposals
• advise the Board of Trustees on the ethical dimension of policy making
• contribute to the protection of the good name of The Rowans Hospice
• facilitate and encourage ethical research aimed at the advancement of palliative care, treatment and continuing care
• protect and promote the interests of patients and staff of the Hospice and others, including relatives and carers, who have been identified as potential research subjects
• support the Clinical Quality Strategy Group
• review and approve Research Policy/Guidelines
We are looking for someone to join the EEG who has an interest in research and who is willing to support the hospice in the ethical discussions that The Hospice needs guidance on.
Please send a CV with a covering letter explaining why this role appeals to you. 
Closing Date: 12th June 2015


For further information and/or an application pack please contact Tara Blain on 02392 248005 or e-mail tara.blain@rowanshospice.co.uk.


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


Go to volunteering for more information about becoming a volunteer.


For volunteering enquiries call Judy Halpin or Hayley Hamlett 023 9232 8538/9. Alternatively email judy.halpin@rowanshospice.co.uk  

Registered Charity Number 299731


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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.

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