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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.


HR Advisor  £20,000 p.a.
37.5 hours  

Due to a restructure within the Human Resources Department we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic HR Advisor to join our team.


You will work closely with the HR Business Partner and Administrator to provide an excellent service to the Hospice and Trading Subsidiaries.  You will advise on HR related matters and support all aspects of the department, in particular recruitment and selection and maintaining current HR systems and the development of new systems.


The ideal candidate will hold a Certificate in Personnel Practice and have a desire to continue their studies to achieve full CIPD status.  You will have a minimum of two years generalist HR experience and have excellent communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative.  Experience of the Care Agency sector would be an advantage. 


Closing date:  28 May 2015 at 12 noon
Interviews:  4 June 2015
Second Interviews: 12 June 2015

Cook    £12,766.13pa
27.5 hours per week
Alternate weekends
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.


Closing Date: 22nd May 2015 at 12 noon
Interviews: 10th 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 Denise Fry 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.

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.