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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.




Receptionist/Volunteer Co-ordinator
37.5 hours per week
Working hours 8.30am - 4.30pm
One in four weekend will be required

Job share maybe considered

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced receptionist to provide a professional and dedicated service to all visitors to the Hospice.

The role will be varied and best suited to someone who is confident and thrives in a fast moving and busy environment.  You will be the first point of contact for families visiting loved ones and therefore an empathic and sensitive approach to your work is key.

Main receptionist responsibilities will include meeting and greeting visitors, managing payments of New Goods and communicating with staff and volunteers across the Hospice.  In addition the successful candidate will supervise our Coffee Shop, Telephone Room and Reception Volunteers to ensure all areas run smoothly.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working as a receptionist, ideally within a Healthcare profession, supported by a BTEC in Business Administration or equivilent.  You will be experienced in Microsoft Office and ideally hold a qualification.  Experience of facilities management and COSHH would be an advantage but are not essential.  You will have excellent customer service experience, be presentable, polite, friendly and personable in your approach to work.


Closing date: 11 May 2016
Interview date: 17 May 2016


Job Description

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





Sales Assistant - Cosham Furniture Shop

22.5 hours per week to include weekend working

£9,209.23 per annum


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.


The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of furtnirue and previous experience, however training will be provided.


Closing date: 13 May 2016 at 12 noon

Interview date: 19 May 2016 at The Rowans Hospice


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.


Closing date: 13 May 2016 at 12 noon

Interview date: 19 May 2016


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

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 have:
•    RGN/RMN qualified
•    NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council registration
•    Five years’ experience of working with people with advanced dementia
•    Knowledge of Mental Health Act
•    Experience of palliative care
•    Experience of working in the community, primary and acute settings
•    Patient centric and commitment to delivering high quality care
•    Enhanced DBS clearance
•    Full driving licence with access to own vehicle

Closing date: 20 May 2016

Interview Date: 3 June 2016

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


Go to volunteering for more information about becoming a volunteer.

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.