At Derian House we feel privileged to be counted as the friends of the many families we have cared for and supported since the hospice opened, as well as those to whom we continue to offer ongoing support. We know there will be countless others in the future who will need us to be there for them, to provide not only a high standard of specialist care for their child, but a reassuring framework of emotional support for them as a family.

Volunteer - Housekeeping Support

Based at the hospice in Astley Village

Monday to Sunday shifts available, flexible hours. Also to assist with bank cover for holidays or sickness.

  • To assist with keeping the communal areas of the hospice clean and tidy.
  • To carry out specific duties, such as cleaning corridors, bathrooms, offices and dining room as directed.
  • To work closely with the care team in maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

We are looking for people with an energetic, can do approach, attention to    detail and the ability to work as part of a team.

Successful appointment will be subject to a relevant disclosure and barring check.

Bank Chef

 Derian House Children’s Hospice provides high quality care to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

 We are looking to recruit a relief chef/cook to cover holidays and time off in the running of our kitchens at Derian House.

You will need relevant experience within a catering environment, with the ability to multi-task and manage change.  You must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, excellent communication and organisational skills and work effectively within a team. Ideally, you will have received training in food hygiene.

Individuals are required to complete a Derian House application form which can be downloaded here by contacting the HR Department on 01257 233300 or by email to

Chef Cook Job Description

Application Form

Registered Charity Number 1005165

Derian House Children’s Hospice is an equal opportunities employer.

Successful appointment will be subject to a relevant disclosure and barring check.

Volunteer Leyland Shop Assistant

Based at our Leyland Town Centre shop

Flexible hours/days, opening days Monday—Saturday

Closed Bank Holidays

  • Assist with accepting donations and preparing items for sale
  • Greeting customers to the shop
  • Processing cash and card payments
  • Receiving telephone enquires
  • Assisting with window displays
  • Ensuring the shop looks inviting and presentable at all times

Volunteer Warehouse Assistant

Based at our Warehouse in Adlington, White Bear Marina

Flexible hours/days available, Monday to Friday

  • Greeting customers to the Warehouse
  • Assist with accepting donations and preparing items for sale
  • Processing cash and card payments
  • Receiving telephone enquires about collection of goods
  • Arranging delivery of goods to customers
  • Ensuring the Warehouse looks presentable at all times
  • Support with administration duties i.e. filling


Bank Registered Nurses

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a team of Registered Nurses who are able to provide flexible support to our dedicated care team.

If you are enthusiastic and have experience in caring for children and young adults with
with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions then this could be the ideal opportunity to develop your skills within a Hospice setting. You will need to be motivated to really make a positive difference to the lives of our children with highly specialised needs.

We would require successful applicants to undertake mandatory training and competency assessment in-line with Derian House policies along with commitment to work a minimum of 120 hours per year

We will offer:
• Paid induction training / in-house training sessions
• Supervision and support
• Free parking
• Subsidised meals

For further details about these positions or to arrange an informal discussion please contact the HR department on 01257 233300

Successful appointment will be subject to an standard disclosure and barring check.

Bank Nurse Job Description

Application Form

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