Vacancies

At The Shakespeare Hospice we are proud to be a little bit different! We are an award-winning Hospice providing outstanding palliative and end-of-life care for our patients, their families and carers across South Warwickshire. Our reach extends beyond the traditional Hospice walls, providing expert support within our local community and patients' own homes.  

We offer a diverse range of community-based services including Hospice at Home & Day Hospice (Adult Community Care), Adult Counselling, Children’s and Family Support Services and Transitional Care Services. Our expert care is available not just to our patients but also their families, loved ones and those who matter the most to them. 

By wrapping our care around the complete support unit we can provide the expertise, compassion and most importantly the time that each and every individual deserves, exploring what’s most important to the patient, whilst living a fulfilling life and also helping to plan for the future.

At The Shakespeare Hospice our core values - responsive, compassionate, supportive, collaborative and innovative - underpin everything that we do. We take pride in our forward-thinking approach, continuously striving to improve the care for our patients, families and their loved ones. Our values are evident throughout our whole organisation and workforce; recruiting individuals who can demonstrate these values in their day-to-day practice and both professional and personal ethos is important to us. 

Our care is free-of-charge to those who need us and as a charity we are well respected within our community. Our services are available to any patients within South Warwickshire. Our main site is situated in Shottery, just to the west of Stratford-upon-Avon on the edge of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.


 

VAN SERVICES COORDINATOR - AVENUE FARM FURNITURE & HOMEWARE STORE

Hours of Work: 18 hours per week over 3 days. Flexible rota basis (Mon-Sat)

Salary: £ 17,745 per annum (pro rata)

Closing date: 3rd August,2021

Interview date: 6th August, 2021

We are looking for an organized Van Services Coordinator to oversee and develop the operation of our Furniture Delivery & Collection Services and stock transfer processes for all our Hospice retail sites. You will work closely with the Shop Manager to coordinate driver team personnel and processes in order to achieve the effective distribution and collection of donations and goods and ensure excellent customer service is provided to our donors and customers.

You may be experienced in managing logistics teams and practices and our ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and organizer to ensure all areas of Health and Safety compliance are met. You will need to have good record- keeping skills, team management experience and a customer-oriented approach. The goal is to ensure the smooth operation and development of all our van services to help maximize income for the Hospice.

To download a job description, click here

Click here to download an Application Form (Word) or PDF PRINT version to print off and fill in offline.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK. The post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Shakespeare Hospice reserves the right to close adverts early should we receive enough applications.

All data is processed in accordance with our privacy policy which can be found here: https://theshakespearehospice.org.uk/Privacy-policy.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to: recruitment@theshakespearehospice.org.uk


*For 'BANK' roles (below) - The hours of work are not fixed or specified.  The Hospice may offer you work but has no obligation to do so.  You have no obligation to accept work, if offered.


 

BANK RETAIL MANAGERS VACANCIES

To work effectively and efficiently to maximise income for the Hospice. Focussing on sales, merchandising, stock rotation and excellent customer service, you will provide relief management support and lead a cohesive team to raise funds for and promote the work of The Shakespeare Hospice within the local community.

As a member of the bank staff team* the hours are varied to cover staff absence or annual leave, and if you are flexible about locations, you can enjoy working with our teams based across our 6 shop locations in Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.  The Avenue Farm Furniture and Homeware shop hosts our main ‘Donation Station’ and we have an award winning bookshop and café in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, our other ‘traditional’ high street shops sell a huge range of donated goods such as clothing and bric a brac.

*We may only offer you occasional work to cover staff absence or holidays, the hospice has no obligation to provide regular hours of work.  

Click here to download an Application Form (Word) or PDF PRINT version to print off and fill in offline.

Job description can be downloaded here.

A copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available to download here


 

*BANK FURNITURE SHOPS VAN DRIVERS

Hours of work: flexible including weekends

Our Furniture shop in Stratford upon Avon needs occasional relief Van Driver cover to join the team in undertaking collections and deliveries for the Furniture shop.

Successful candidates will possess excellent customer service and communication skills and be motivated, flexible and a team player. Previous experience in a similar retail role would be beneficial. A full, clean driving licence and the ability to drive a large van is essential.

It is a *Bank role requiring a flexible and responsive approach to shifts to meet the needs of the service.

Some duties are physically demanding including some heavy lifting and moving of large items; for which training will be given and equipment provided.

Interview Date: TBC in Stratford upon Avon

Click here to download an Application Form (Word) or PDF PRINT version to print off and fill in offline.

Download the job description here.

A copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available to download here

*The Hospice may offer you work but has no obligation to do so. You have no obligation to accept work, if offered.


 

Volunteer Vacancies

VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS

We are looking for volunteer counsellors to join our Adult Counselling and Support Service, an established part of The Shakespeare Hospice's range of community-based services. Our volunteer counsellors offer psychological support to adult patients, carers and their families aged 18 years and over.

We are looking for qualified counsellors with an approved Level 4 Diploma or above who are keen to make a difference in the lives of those living with a life-limiting condition, their carers and those who have been bereaved. You will have strong communication skills and be an empathetic individual with a high degree of personal resilience.

For full details of the role, click here

See the end of this section for an application form

ONLINE TRADING VOLUNTEER

The Hospice has six charity shops selling a variety of new and donated quality goods. Profits raised from our shops play a vital part in our income generation activities helping us to provide specialist palliative and end-of-life care in our community.

The Online Trading Volunteer will help to identify and research appropriate stock to be sold on The Shakespeare Hospice online platforms, together with associated tasks.

The Online Trading Volunteer will work closely with all retail shops and play a key part in the team generating as much income as possible and delivering excellent customer service.

For full details of the role, click here

See the end of this section for an application form

VOLUNTEER RETAIL ASSISTANT

Costing more than £2 million each year to deliver our services, the Hospice depends on volunteers in almost all areas of our work to fulfil our goal of providing free care to patients and their families.

The Hospice has six charity shops selling a variety of new and donated quality goods. 

The purpose of the role is to assist the shop team to maximise income for the Hospice and will see you focussing on sales, merchandising, stock rotation and excellent customer service, as part of a team.

For ful details of the role, click here

See the end of this section for an application form

VOLUNTEER RETAIL TRANSFER VAN DRIVER 

The role involves working as part of our retail team by driving the Hospice van to support with the rotation and transfer of stock and supplies between retail sites.

Effective rotation of goods and supplies supports our ability to maximise the value of all donations in order to raise funds for The Shakespeare Hospice.

The Hospice has six charity shops selling a variety of new and donated quality goods. 

For full details of the role, click here

See below for an application form

 

For an application form for any of these volunteer vacancies:

Click here for a Word version of the form

Click here for a pdf version to print and fill in offline


Please email any questions to: recruitment@theshakespearehospice.org.uk

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