Job vacancy details

Steward and Patient Driver

£27,121 per annum
Fixed Term - Full Time
37.5 hours per week on 7 day rota
Closing date:
10 April 2024

Steward and Patient Driver

Location:                   Sydenham

Department:              Stewards

Salary:                        £27,121 per annum                             

Hours/Tenure:          37.5 hours per week on a rota basis (12 month FTC)

(Monday – Sunday on a rota basis including some Bank Holiday working including Christmas Day)

About us

St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 6,000 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. 

Your new role 

This is an exciting role to work within our busy Steward department. 

Our team of stewards play a vital role in the smooth and efficient operations of the hospice including routinely dealing with death and dying (including transporting deceased bodies to and from our mortuary, including supporting family viewings and liaising with funeral directors). Your role will often involve supporting patients when they arrive at the hospice, ensuring they are safety escorted to our Inpatient Unit (IPU). 

In addition, the role has a breadth of other responsibilities as contained in the Job Description such as transporting equipment, responding to patients needs including garden visits, requests from different departments and building security. The role also includes picking up and dropping of patients for appointments

To succeed in this role

A desirable candidate will be;

  • Motivated and compassionate with excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Enthusiastic and a flexible approach to work; hours and variable duties 
  • Have an understanding of health & safety and security including locking up and alarm setting / systems (Essential) 
  • The ability to lift goods (With support if appropriate)
  • Hold a full Driver License and insurable to be able to drive patients as applicable, Category C1 / D1 (Essential)

Benefits of joining St Christopher’s

  • You will gain a stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities 
  • Season ticket loans/cycle to work scheme
  • A number of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • A competitive contributory pension scheme with life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan 
  • An onsite staff canteen
  • Access to plenty of free local street parking


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amanda Lawson  Stewards and Fleet Manager on 0208 768 4500 or 


Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date:  10th April 2024

Provisional interview dates: 16th/17th/22nd April 2024


In the event we receive a high amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date.


Apply online
For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on 0208 768 4680

As a Disability Confident Employer we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
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