"I had heard about the great things that go on at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, so I decided to go for it."
Sue Fidment, Nurse


2 x 30 hour positions, £21,796 pa (FTE), £17,436 pa (pro rata)

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are 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:

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, passionate about providing quality food, excellent customer service and with a genuine connection to the families we support.  If you have previous catering experience with an industry recognised catering qualification or equivalent, we’d love to hear from you. 

From 1st April 2022 all direct care provision and/or close contact roles at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice require full COVID vaccination as a Condition of Deployment.

The requirements:

Required skills, experience, and qualifications for this role:

  • Familiarity of catering for differing dietary needs, with a good knowledge of using seasonal food
  • Experience of front-line work with members of the public
  • Experience of catering for children and adults with restrictive diets
  • Experience of working with and supporting volunteers
  • Ability to take initiative to deal with day-to-day issues
  • Great interpersonal skills and a passion for hospitality

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 Jane Jeffery on 01909 517360 or email [email protected]

Download the job description and person specification

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: Open ended      

Interviews: Open ended        

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