Working at Derian
Dedicated staff are the hospice’s greatest asset in its mission to provide consistently high standards of patient and family care. We invest time and effort in maintaining a culture that encourages our team to consistently achieve high standards of service. Our reputation has been built over 23 years of compassionate care and we welcome people to our team who understand the unique requirements of working for a charity and who are passionate about our aims.
We offer excellent careers in palliative care covering a range of medical, nursing and multi-professional disciplines. This includes nurses, clinical support workers and a family support team. We also expect our clinical team to support the wider aims of the hospice by being ambassadors for the care we provide. Working conditions are excellent.
In addition to clinical roles, our team is made up of a variety of different disciplines from administration staff, to fundraisers, finance support staff, cooks and housekeepers. Their practical support keeps the hospice running smoothly and allows us to do what we do best – care for CYP. Although not actively involved in clinical care, non-clinical staff have frequent contact with the children and that is why we hand-pick people for their personal attributes as much as their skills and abilities. Again, being a member of the non-clinical team at Derian House means that we expect you to be an ambassador for the charity above and beyond the requirements of your job role.
- Competitive salary
- Employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement of 27 days (plus bank holidays) for full time employees with pro-rata holiday entitlement for part-time employees which increases with length of service.
- We offer a non-contributory pension scheme, fully stakeholder compliant and to which, if desired, you can contribute up to the statutory maximum. Currently the hospice contributes 14.3% to the stakeholder pension scheme. Employees that are existing members of the NHS Superannuation scheme are able to continue their contributions, providing they meet the qualifying criteria.
- The hospice accesses an Occupational Health Service to support employees in the workplace.
- Access to a work based counsellor.
- Employees are encouraged to participate in supervision via group reflective practice and are allocated one hour each month to attend.
- The hospice has favourable membership rates for health and fitness organisations in the local area. Details are available from the HR department.
- Dining room access to freshly prepared meals.
- Our in house Education Team provides in house training for our employees who can also access professional development training via our extensive links with local universities, colleges and the NHS.
- Hospice employees are eligible for periods of study leave, where study is related to their job role or otherwise of value to the hospice.
- Free parking is available on site
- There are numerous opportunities to become involved in social and fundraising events, held locally, in aid of the hospice.