Staff must be so happy to work here; everything is done with such enthusiasm and care, they obviously love their jobs. I’ve been welcomed like a long lost friend by all staff here.Day care patient

All quotations are used with permission.

Working for St Ann’s Hospice

St Ann’s supports its patients with a team of around 300 truely exceptional people.

Supporting so many people, St Ann’s needs a big team. We’re fortunate to have attracted a wonderful team of highly professional caring staff who are passionate about what they do.

Staff Benefits

  • Excellent training opportunities (including Job Shadow Scheme)
  • Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme (option to continue NHS Pension)
  • Competitive salary
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Appointed RCN Stewards
  • Staff representative group
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Excellent subsidised hot meals
  • Ample free parking

Training

We are extremely supportive of training needs for all staff and we aim to accommodate staff requirements wherever possible. Our training officer can help you find the courses or conferences that will really benefit you and St Ann’s Hospice.

Pensions

As a member of St Ann’s Hospice staff, you have the option to join our Stakeholder Pension Scheme, or if you have previously been a member of the NHS Pension Scheme then you will have the option to remain in this scheme and the Hospice will pay the employers contributions.

The St Ann’s Hospice Stakeholder Pension Scheme is a contributory scheme, with staff choosing their percentage of contribution. The Hospice will then match this contribution up to a maximum of 7%.

Holidays

The holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March. All full time staff initially receive 35 days holiday for a full year’s entitlement, this includes Bank Holidays. Part time staff will receive holidays pro-rata to the number of days they work. Holiday entitlement increases after five years service to 37 days (for full time staff) and after 10 years it is 40 days.

Nursing Ratios

Staffing ratios on the wards are generally higher than in the NHS. We aim to maintain a higher proportion of qualified staff. This ensures that staff have more time to interact with both patients, carers and their families, and are able to offer higher quality nursing care.

Staff Restaurants

We have a staff dining room at both Little Hulton and Heald Green where staff are offered a choice of high quality food, freshly prepared on-site, ranging from a three course meal to sandwiches. The food is sold at subsidised prices.

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