“The hospice is not at all what you picture a hospice to be, it’s a happy place for making memories.”
Jo Chambers, Nurse

Communications Assistant

37.5 hours per week

£19,741 pa (FTE)

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. Every year, we support around 300 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more.  It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

The role:

Are you looking for a rewarding way to use your communications skills? Do you want to work in a small and friendly team helping share the stories of the families supported by the hospice, and busting the myth that a children’s hospice is a sad place?  

The requirements:

We’re looking for a Communications Assistant who has some experience of using communications tools such as social media, website and press. This role will support our Communications Team across the full range of marketing methods and disciplines.  Ideally, you’ll be committed to our cause, and want to use your skillset to really make a difference every day.

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

  • 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Uniform
  • Eligible for NHS Blue Light Card
  • Eligible for The Company Shop

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact Madeleine Oldale on 01909 517 360 or email to [email protected]

Download the job description and person specification here

Download your application form here

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected]. Please specify on the application form which role/s you are applying for. 

Closing date:      26th September 2022

Interviews:        10th October 2022

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