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When most people hear the word ‘hospice’, they picture the doctors and nurses who look after people at end of life, and – while it’s right these experts are prized for all they do for those in their care – working behind the scenes is an army of other hardworking staff, plus dedicated volunteers and of course the generous supporters, equally essential to delivering such a vital service. Learn more in our latest blog.

Have you got what it takes to make a difference and join our award-winning team, today or in the future? Explore below why St Luke’s is an Employer of Choice and keep an eye out for future vacancies.

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Our roles

Clinical Nurse Specialist Community

  • 12 Days Left
  • Updated: 18/05/2022
  • Ref: 740840
  • Expiry Date: 01/06/2022
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £31,963 - £38,613 pa
  • Hours: 37.5
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Clinical Nurse Specialist Community

This is an exciting opportunity for any individual who is interested in palliative care and end of life care to join our dynamic specialist team.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated experience Registered Nurse to join the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of specialist palliative care to patients and their families.

The post holder will need to be able to work autonomously and be responsible for complex holistic assessments and planning care to meet patient’s practical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs. They will work closely with primary and secondary care professionals and Hospice colleagues, and good communication and team working skills are essential.

Whilst the role can be busy and challenging, there is great reward in helping make a real difference to the quality of life and symptom control to those with life limiting conditions.

St Luke’s is a friendly, dynamic, and progressive organisation, where innovation and a ‘can-do’ ethos is championed; we would value those with the desire to work in this specialist area.

As a staff member of St Luke’s, you will receive an attractive employment package, which includes 7 weeks annual leave rising with service (inc. bank hols) and membership to a cash back health plan.

We would encourage informal discussions regarding this post with the Head of Specialist Community Team Jen Nicholls 01752 964 200 / 07920561750

Closing Date: 01 June 2022

1st Interview date: To be confirmed

Director of People Services - Hybrid working...

  • 9 Days Left
  • Updated: 18/05/2022
  • Ref: 752202
  • Expiry Date: 29/05/2022
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £51,603 - £64,504 per annum
  • Hours: minimum of 30 hours
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Director of People Services - Hybrid working...

For this role we require a minimum 30 hours per week but able to be flexible up to and including full time.

Salary for 30 hours £51,603 per annum

(Full time equivalent is 37.50 per week salary £64,504 per annum)

Do you have real excitement and passion for change and a desire to make a measurable difference to the organisation? Are you capable of motivating others to embrace change?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a degree educated MCIPD qualified (or equivalent) HR professional who has experience of leading HR teams to deliver a comprehensive strategic service to staff at all levels. Extensive knowledge and experience of implementing organisational change is required.

This role is key in ensuring that St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has the capability needed to continue to deliver outstanding Palliative and End of Life Care and meet its objectives, while ensuring that workplace culture, practices, and policies achieve organisational objectives in line with our values. You will be part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and instrumental in contributing to the development and innovation of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth,

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth is an independent charity and winners of the Employer of the Year 2019 Plymouth Business Award who provide specialist care, advice and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses in Plymouth, Southwest Devon and East Cornwall.

This is an exciting time to be joining St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth and to take the lead on our people strategy, the success of the People Services function will be dependent upon the ability of the Director to influence, inspire, negotiate, and champion our people plan, helping facilitate an environment where staff at every level have the capability, passion and drive to support our overall vision.

What you will receive:

A sense of pride working for a value driven organisation that is well respected amongst its community.

Attractive employment package

Continued contribution to NHS Pension if applicable

Membership to a cash back health plan

Generous annual leave

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010.

For information on our 5 year business plan:

If you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Steve Statham CEO 01752 401172

Closing date: 29 May 2022

1st Interviews: 08 June 2022

2nd Interviews are expected to be: 15 June 2022

e-Commerce Assistant

  • 9 Days Left
  • Updated: 18/05/2022
  • Ref: 756411
  • Expiry Date: 29/05/2022
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £19,184 pa
  • Hours: 37.5
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e-Commerce Assistant

We have an exciting new opportunity within our e-commerce new business. If you have a passion for pre-loved clothing, on-line shopping and an experience as an on-line lister and can work to goals & budgets then this could be the role for you. Working as part of the St Luke’s new business team you play an integral part in delivering and achieving Income.

St Luke’s is a friendly, dynamic and progressive organisation, where innovation and a ‘can-do’ ethos is championed; we would value those with the desire to work in this specialist area.

As a staff member of St Luke’s you will receive an attractive employment package, which includes 7 weeks annual leave rising with service (inc. bank hols) and membership to a cash back health plan.

Closing date: 29 May 2022

1st Interviews: 06 June 2022

2nd Interviews: 09 June 2022


I just really love it. I’ve never really not enjoyed my job. I think it’s everything, it’s the environment; the people; the patients; the visitors; the volunteers. There never goes a day that I don’t look forward to coming into work.

The environment here is a very positive proactive environment in which to work in. Everyone is listened to, everyone is valued. Everyone who works here strives to uphold our core values.

Vision and values

Our vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or in distress.

We work within our community in partnership with others to achieve dignity, comfort and choice for people affected by a life-limiting illness, by delivering and influencing exceptional care.

Our values of professionalism, respect, compassion and integrity underpin all that we do, ensuring we provide the best possible care to as many local people as we can reach, living and dying with a terminal illness.

Benefits and rewards

As valued members of the St Luke’s team, our staff enjoy a wide range of benefits and rewards.

As well as generous annual leave and pension schemes, there’s a fantastic health scheme providing access to a GP, counselling and practical information helplines 24/7, plus a contribution to the costs of your everyday health, such as eye tests, dental work and physiotherapy. Find out more!

There’s lots more too, but don’t just take our word for it – listen to what our staff have to say…

Meet the team

Message from the CEO

At St Luke’s, it’s our people who make us the outstanding organisation we are.

We are an employer of distinction and choice that values our staff and the contribution they make, recognising they are more than job titles and role descriptions.

When you work for St Luke’s, you are an important part of our team and your health and wellbeing matter to us – as does your learning and development. We’re committed to providing a supportive environment where you can feel and do your best every day. Watch our short video to see one of the ways we like to show our staff they’re appreciated!

Interview lined up? You’ll be keen to shine and show off all you know about our organisation!

There are many facets to St Luke’s, the services we provide and the partners with whom we collaborate. For a deep dive into where we are aiming for in the next five years, take a look at our strategy.

Alternatively, if you’d rather watch than read, simply check out the videos on our YouTube channel.

Why not volunteer?

All our latest job vacancies are listed here but if you can’t find anything that suits you at the moment, why not volunteer with us?

Our wonderful volunteers make a huge contribution to St Luke’s and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them! They generously give their time to help at our reception, in our café and at our distribution centre as well as across our charity shops. In return they make new friends, learn extra skills and gain valuable experience that enhances their CVs.

We value and respect the diversity of our employees and welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender identity and gender expression (including women and trans people, including non-binary people), race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We understand that people perform better when they can be themselves and that by creating an environment that includes everyone, our staff will perform to their full potential.

We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.