The Shakespeare Hospice is an award winning Hospice offering services and facilities to day care patients, Hospice@Home, carers, and transitional young people with life limiting illnesses.  We offer counselling, complementary therapy, diversional therapy, occupational health and physiotherapy to our patients, carers and their families across Shakespeare country and the North Cotswolds.

To provide this care and innovate further we need raise £2 million a year and our seven shops across the county help towards achieving this. 

We are looking for people who enjoy the social aspect of working in a retail environment.  You will have excellent communication skills, be able to problem solve and enjoy making sales to help us reach our targets.

As a Bank Retail Manager or Furniture Shop Assistant the hours are varied, and if you are flexible about locations, you can enjoy working with our teams across our seven shops including two furniture shops, a boutique, bookshop/coffee shop and ‘traditional’ charity shops who sell a huge range of donated goods. If you have a preference to a particular shop we would also be interested in hearing from you.

Competitive rates of pay.

Download the application form for both of the above jobs here. Job description for retail assistant is here, and job description for Bank Retail Manager here or contact Jenny Rigby, HR Manager, on 01789 333328 or e-mail.  A copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available to download here.


ONLINE SALES CO-ORDINATOR, 22.5 hours per week

Salary £15,726 pa -£17,044 pa pro rata depending on skills and qualifications

Based from Avenue Farm shop, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 0HR

The Shakespeare Hospice provides supportive and clinical palliative care through the Day Hospice setting, Hospice at Home pre and post bereavement support for both adults and children and a Transitional care service.

The Online Sales Co-ordinator will be responsible for operating and managing the development of our online sales, through e-bay, social media and the Hospice Online Shop.

Excellent communication skills will be essential for this role, to ascertain and support the shop managers to identify the best products to sell online.

The hours of work are 22.5 per week worked flexibly over either 5 days or in 3 days.

A full driving licence and the use of a car is desirable for this post.

A Standard Disclosure and Barring Check will be required for this post

Closing Date:  Close of business  Friday, 22nd September 2017

 Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.

For the job description, please click here.  For the application form, click here.  For a copy of our equal opportunities monitoring form, please click here. For any further information, please contact recruitment on either 01789 333328 or email: recruitment@theshakespearehospice.org.uk,


Full Time – 37.5 hours

Salary Range: £25,000-£27,088pa dependent on skills and experience

The Shakespeare Hospice is an award winning Hospice offering Day Hospice, Hospice@Home, carers, and young people’s services to our patients, and their families across South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.

We are currently recruiting for the above post.  The successful applicant will be responsible for generating income from grant making Trusts and Foundations. You will be required to proactively approach a wide range of funders in order to secure consistent support for the Charity’s core services and new ambitious plans. The position requires drive and enthusiasm, as well as an ability to simultaneously work across a number of different projects.  You will bring a dynamic approach to building long term relationships with funders, thus ensuring the sustainability of income.

Excellent literacy and communication skills are essential, with the ability to manage challenging income targets. You must have the ability to produce high quality applications as well as detailed reports and ensure attention to detail.  Previous experience within a similar role within the charity sector is desirable.

A Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check is required.

Closing date:   Wednesday, 4th October 2017    

Interview date: Monday, 9th October 2017

For the job description, please download here. For an application form, please click here.  For a copy of our equal opportunities policy, please see here.  For any more details, please email:recruitment@theshakespearehospice.org.uk or telephone: 01789 333328






Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

For the families we support, we can offer volunteers to stay at home with a patient while the carer attends the Hospice or other appointments.

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How to Get Involved

The Shakespeare Hospice is keen to forge links with our local business community.

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Hospice at home

Our Hospice at Home team enable patients to stay at home with specialist nursing care in their last few weeks of life

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Volunteer in Our Shops

Volunteering in The Shakespeare Hospice shops lets you meet new people and provides valuable work experience and new skills.

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Registered Office: Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UL