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More than just a job

At Chestnut Tree House you'll have more than just a job. You'll have a close-knit team that supports you, opportunities to develop your career, a meaningful role with children and families, a great work-life balance and a whole host of competitive benefits.

We're looking for palliative care experts as well as care professionals new to palliative care. We're keen for you to begin your journey with us and develop your role into a full and meaningful career, spanning many years. And we're also eager to welcome seasoned care professionals into our team who might be looking for a new challenge.

Send us your CV

We're currently recruiting for the jobs below, but don't worry if there isn't the role for you listed - you can send us your CV anyway and a member of our Senior Clinical Team will be in touch to discuss opportunities that might work for you. Contact us on:

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What we offer you:

Whether you’re new to palliative care or already have experience we would love to hear from you, especially if you have experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Associate or Healthcare Support Worker. A mix of day and night shifts are available plus community rotations for those looking to gain wider palliative care experience.

Generous salary and competitive benefits

  • Annual leave: Our generous holiday entitlement starts at 27 days per year plus bank holidays and increases with service up to 30 days per year, with the option to buy and sell annual leave.
  • Enhanced sick pay: From day one of employment should you need time away due to ill health you will be eligible for 6 months’ full pay.
  • Bring your existing NHS pension with you: Continuation of existing NHS Pension Scheme Membership or for colleagues not currently in the NHS Pension Scheme access to a Generous Pension Scheme with 6% employer contribution.
  • Life Assurance Scheme: Should the worst happen while you’re working with us, your loved ones will receive a lump sum payment equal to four times your salary (or the NHS Life Assurance Scheme if applicable)

Supporting your wellbeing

  • Access to a contributory health plan for you and family members, covering a range of benefits including eyecare and physiotherapy
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Giving you access to free and confidential Advice, Counselling and Legal Support
  • In-house Occupational Health to support your health and wellbeing.

Making your day to day even better

  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised food: Our catering staff provide a range of high quality meals at low prices for all staff members when on site at the Hospices, and free tea and coffee.
  • Staff discount: In all our community charity shops and eligibility for the Blue Light Card discount scheme.
Headshot of Rachel - Nurse Associate at Chestnut Tree House

"I feel privileged to support families when their child is at the end of life. Sometimes this can be quite emotionally challenging, but we’ve built a strong, close-knit team at the hospice and I know I can always chat to my colleagues if I want to."

- Rachel Chapman - Nurse Associate

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Get to know us

Our aim has always been to put children, young people and families first, and our amazing care team are at the heart of this ambition.

We care passionately about the difference we can make, and always place patients at the heart of everything we do. Our care team know there’ll be challenging days, but the families they support makes it all worth while.

Read more about us:

  • Our Values – We live and breath our values of being: Caring, Connected and Courageous, and we use these to inform the work we do everyday.
  • Read the blog: Get to know us, our staff and our families over on the Chestnut Tree House blog.
  • Download our 5 year Care Strategy and find out what our ambitions are for our care.

What our colleagues think

We know we're a fantastic place to work, but don't just take our word for it! This is what our employees think about working at St Barnabas Hospices.


of our team are proud of the work they do


say they feel valued for the work they do


would recommend St Barnabas Hospices as a place to work