Members of our team on the swings in the Forget Me Not gardens.

Why work for us?

If you thought you knew what it might be like to work at a children’s hospice, think again. We're re-writing the rules, and we’re offering really brilliant careers at a very special place to work.

We were named ‘One to Watch’ in the 2017 Best Companies employee-engagement survey
We take every aspect of running a children’s hospice seriously. So we’re not just looking for wonderful people to work directly with children and their families, we also want the very best people for other roles, too. We always look for leading talent, wherever we may find it. It might surprise you to know that our team members have come from careers in banking, the law, retail and manufacturing, for example. And the reason they come is because they want to be part of something really meaningful, and they recognise the many opportunities we offer.

“Teamwork was highly evident throughout the service, with all members of staff valued and respected in their roles.” – CQC ‘Outstanding’ report

It goes without saying that we offer attractive reward & recognition packages: without them, we just couldn’t recruit such great people. But there has to be more to it when choosing a job, and with us, people are attracted by these key things:

1 - We’re pioneering because we think it’s time for change. We’ve built our care around saying ‘yes’, because our families have heard ‘no’ too many times before we meet them. And the new services we’re planning are attracting international attention.

2 - We empower our people to be pioneering. In fact, we expect it. So we listen to ideas and give people the space they need to try them out. Which means being comfortable with the fact that not every idea will be successful.

3 - We’re results-driven because, as a charity, we have to make the best use of the money we raise. So we ask for the highest standards of performance, which we reward with recognition, professional development and benefits.

4 - We’re good to each other in a way that really matters. Our work can be emotionally demanding, so we genuinely care for one another in ways big and small – from resilience training and one-on-one support to just picking up your pen when you drop it.

5 - We work in a beautiful place, so being here is a pleasure. Surrounded by pretty gardens, Russell House is contemporary, colourful and spacious. There are lovely places to sit or to meet with colleagues (we prefer not to be too formal). We even have an in-house chef.

On top of all this, everyone gets a personal development plan (PDP), and we’ll invest in you when we see you’ve got the potential to make a real difference. We take apprentices, too, which shows you how much we believe in development. And we’re only a bean-bag’s throw from the M62, with lots of free on-site parking.

Like the cut of our jib?

Have a look at our current vacancies, or if there’s nothing suitable at the moment, register for future vacancies.