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Founded in 1981, Arthur Rank Hospice supports people living in Cambridgeshire with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those in need of end-of-life care.

Our staff outside the Hospice

About us

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has an outstanding reputation for excellence in palliative and end of life care. We support people in Cambridgeshire, who are living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our Outstanding services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care, helping them to make every moment count.

Our excellent staff survey results in 2021 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and in February 2019 we announced that our Cambridge Hospice has joined the success of our Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

Working alongside other dedicated, like-minded and passionate people, a role at the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity provides you with the opportunity to make a genuine difference to people living in Cambridgeshire, helping us to make every moment count! Your time with Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, will offer you an extremely rewarding career.

What our staff say

What We Offer

  • Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Study leave
  • Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies)
  • Staff Survey and staff Forum
  • Access to Occupational Health Services
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity and paternity pay
  • Ongoing training
  • Induction programme and learning and development opportunities
  • Support with revalidation
  • Free uniform
  • Payroll Giving option
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Long Service Awards
  • social events
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD
  • Free car park
  • Cavell Nurses’ Trust – to support our clinical professionals
  • Working from home (where appropriate)
  • Regular 1-2-1 with manager
  • Access to clinical supervision
  • Team away days
  • Mileage – 56p
  • Annual incremental increase within the Band, as appropriate (NHS Agenda for Change pay scale)

Holiday entitlement

Less than 5 years More than 5 years but less than 10 years 10+ years
Days Holiday 27 days + Bank Holiday entitlement 29 days + Bank Holiday entitlement 33 days + Bank Holiday entitlement

Sick pay (Entitlement in months)

Length of Service Full Pay Half Pay
1st Year 1 2
2nd Year 2 2
3rd Year 4 4
4th and 5th Year 5 5
After 5 Years 6 6

Pay Enhancements

Pay band All time on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any week day after 8 pm and before 6 All time on Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight)
2 Time plus 41% Time plus 83%
3 Time plus 35% Time plus 69%
4 - 9 Time plus 30% Time plus 60%
  • Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Study leave
  • Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies)
  • Staff Survey and staff Forum
  • Access to Occupational Health Services
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity and paternity pay
  • Ongoing training
  • Induction programme and learning and development opportunities
  • Payroll Giving option
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Long Service Awards
  • Social events
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD
  • Free car park
  • Working from home (where appropriate)
  • Regular 1-2-1 with manager
  • Team away days
  • Mileage – 45p (if travelling for work)

Holiday entitlement

Number of Years’ Continuous Service Entitlement (days) Entitlement (hours)
New starter 25 187.5
5 years’ continuous service 27 202.5
10 years’ continuous service 28 210
15 years’ continuous service 30 225

Plus statutory bank holidays

Sick pay (Entitlement in months)

Length of Service with Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Full Pay Half Pay
Less than 6 months service 2 weeks 2 weeks
More than 6 months but less than 3 years 1 month 1 month
More than 3 years but less than 5 years 2 months 2 months
More than 5 years 3 months 3 months

We are committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters.

We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community. Therefore, candidates with a disability, that meet the minimum criteria, will be guaranteed an interview. We are also working to increase diversity throughout the organisation and we particularly welcome applications from BAME people who are currently under-represented.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Can't find the role for you?

If you can’t see a suitable role right now, that’s absolutely fine, we’d love to hear from you anyway! We can keep your CV on file and contact you as soon as a suitable position becomes available which matches your skill set. Please submit your CV and tell us which roles you are interested in.