We are a Disability Confident Employer

The Disability Confident Employer Level 2 status recognises the ongoing commitment by St Joseph’s Hospice to champion inclusivity, diversity, and equality for our staff, patients and visitors.

The Government-led Disability Confident scheme is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

The scheme is built on three levels, two of have been achieved by the Hospice:

  • Level 1 Disability Confident Committed
  • Level 2 Disability Confident Employer
  • Level 3 Disability Confident Leader

As a hospice in East London we are proud that our staff represent our diverse local community. When people feel valued and confident they give their best and that of course shows in the care that our patients and visitors receive when they come to the hospice, at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.

Embracing diversity and inclusivity is at the very heart of our ethos, and is reflected in our policies and procedures as we recruit, develop, and retain staff. Ensuring fairness and equality for all employees, so they feel safe and supported in the workplace, regardless of their characteristics or needs is at the forefront of all we do.

We look forward to progressing through the scheme and achieving Disability Confident Leader (Level 3) status.


Current Vacancies

Take a look at our current vacancies on iRecruit and see how you can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by serious, long-term illness by joining the St Joseph’s team.

We also have volunteer roles across the Hospice. 

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If you are looking for a clinical role, on our wards, in the community or in one of our therapies teams, we guarantee that you will work with healthcare professionals who have an abundance of experience, expertise and enthusiasm.

Our non-clinical roles range from working in our Facilities team, to administration roles, IT, HR and fundraising. Across every department you will find staff that are passionate, committed and dedicated, who take their responsibilities seriously, but who also know how to have fun. 

  • Doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants work with patients on one of our wards or in their own homes as part of our community Palliative Care Team.  
  • Complementary therapists work with patients and family members to help manage anxiety and ease pain. Many of our therapists are volunteers. 
  • Psychologists, social workers, welfare advisors and  chaplains  help people deal with the emotional, psychological, financial, social and practical impact of their illness through counselling and spiritual support.  
  • Physiotherapists,  speech and language therapists,  occupational therapists  and  dieticians  help people to be as independent as possible, for as long as possible by finding ways to help improve mobility, diet and nutrition leading to a better quality of life. 
  • Fundraisers engage with the local community, manage events and corporate partnerships, bringing in much needed funds so that we can provide our wide range of services. 
  • Bereavement and family counsellors  help people come to terms with their illness and help families cope after the death of their loved one. 
  • Porters, domestic cleaners,  kitchen and admin staff  work behind the scenes keeping the Hospice clean and tidy, ensuring that everything is in working order. They also spend time with patients on the wards. 
  • Project and communication managers, IT staff, finance staff  and  senior managers  make things happen and ensure that the Hospice is running efficiently and safely. 

Key worker accommodation is available to staff who meet the criteria.  Please see brochure for further information.  

We are currently offering a Golden Hello for hard to recruit roles. More information on what roles are eligible and how it works can be found below. 

Working at the the Hospice

St Joseph’s Hospice is a great place to work because you are making a real difference to the lives of people affected by serious, long-term conditions. Our staff carry out very different roles across different departments but we all follow the same mission and work to the same core values.

Opportunities across our services

Opportunities across our services

  • Doctors, nurses, complementary therapists and health care workers helping people cope with the symptoms of their illness, controlling pain and managing anxiety.
  • Psychologists, social workers, welfare advisors and chaplains helping people deal with the emotional, psychological, financial, social and practical impact of their illness.
  • Physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and dieticians helping people to be as independent as possible, for as long as possible.
  • Events co-ordinators, who make life a bit more fun.
  • Counsellors helping people cope with the loss of a loved one.
  • Porters, domestic cleaners, kitchen and admin staff working behind the scenes.
  • Fundraisers, project managers, IT staff, finance staff and senior managers who make things happen.


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