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Us, in a nutshell

We’re committed to delivering the highest quality care and support to our patients and their families. That means we want to work with people who are pioneering, compassionate and empowering.

Keeping a hospice running takes more than clinical staff, so whether your superpower is your expert organisation, your data wizardry or your incredible management, we may have a role with your name on it!

Why choose us

A super warm welcome, a chance to build your career and the opportunity to make a genuine impact on people facing end of life.

Who we’re after

Without the right people, we would not be leaders in palliative care and education. We’re after people who embody our values.

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Current vacancies

From roles in marketing and facilities to clinical specialties and admin, it takes expertise in lots of areas to run St Christopher’s

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Our values

Pioneering and bold

Of and for the community


Empowering and compassionate

One team working together

Stronger through partnerships

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We believe that a diverse workforce encourages innovation, creativity and positive challenge.

Our commitment to inclusion is about individual experience creating a positive environment in which everyone can influence, share knowledge and have their perspectives valued. We’re committed to equality and to being an inclusive organisation that celebrates the diversity of our staff and volunteers. We welcome applications from people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

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Placements and experience

We offer a range of opportunities to make sure the healthcare heroes of tomorrow, have the chance to learn and thrive today.

Summer School

Are you keen to get involved within your community or better understand job opportunities in health and social care? This five-day course could be the springboard to your future career. Open to students aged 16-19 in July each year.

Student placements*

We work with universities to offer a range of nursing, medical and other clinical placements. If you’re an undergraduate student on a course where a clinical placement is required, speak to your tutor or the placement coordinator about applying to come to here.

*Please note that unfortunately we are unable to offer student placements of any type to anyone aged 15 and under.

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Still have questions?

Absolutely! Each role we advertise has a recruitment/hiring manager, whose details are within the job description or advertisement. Feel free to reach out directly if you’d like to arrange a chat before you apply or you can get in touch with our HR/People team for email any queries, relating to any of the vacancies: or 020 8768 4680.

We have a four step process to apply for any of our roles:

  1. Application: Our application process is completely autonomous, so we don’t accept CVs; an application form should be completed along with the equal opportunities monitoring and self-declaration forms to apply for any of our advertised roles.
  2. Shortlisting: In order to be shortlisted for an interview, you will have to demonstrate how you feel you meet the essential criteria listed on the person specification at the end of the job description.
  3. Interview: Most interviews will involve a panel who will ask competency-based questions to allow you to expand on your application form, share your experiences and demonstrate how you meet the job requirements as set out in the person specification. Some roles may also involve an assessment as part of the interview process, which may include a test, in tray exercise and/or presentation, but don’t worry, we’ll provide all the necessary information prior to your interview/assessment day. If you have a disability and require any adjustments or assistance to enable you to fully participate in the process, please let us know as soon as possible.
  4. Pre-employment: In order to work with us at St Christopher’s you must complete a series of checks, including:
  • Confirmation of your right to live and work in the UK (including photo ID verification)
  • Medical clearance from our Occupational Health Service (which may include certain immunisations, depending on the role)
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Clearance – this is a basic police background check
  • Reference checks from previous employers (we require at least two, with one being from your current or most recent employer).

Please note that we are currently not able to progress applications from candidates who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK.  

We’re always happy to have a chat with you about what your needs might be. A first-round interview is a good time to do this. We’ll always mention on the advert if a role has a part-time or job share option. We are very happy to provide a copy of our flexible working framework upon request.

We treat every application as a unique submission. If your previous application was not successful, we hope this does not deter you from reapplying for any future vacancies where you meet the minimum criteria. If there’s another role that takes your fancy, we’d love to receive your application!

As well as our own website, we advertise our roles on third party sites. If we find the right applicant for a role, we’ll take it off our website immediately, which means the link will no longer work. Sometimes roles can be a bit slower coming down from other sites.

Following your interview, we will get back to you as soon as we have an idea of next steps. Every role is different, so it’s tricky for us to give specific timelines, but we will always offer feedback to anyone who makes it past the shortlisting phase to attend an interview with us.

If you have an urgent question, give us a call on 020 8768 4680 or send us an email to 

Some of our roles (for both volunteers and staff) require a DBS check because our work sometimes involves vulnerable people and we take their safety very seriously, but having a criminal record should not stop you from applying. If you have a DBS disclosure, please ask to speak to our Director of HR/People & Organisational Development for further guidance.

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