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St. Clare’s Hospice currently employs 70 staff and 400 volunteers and has a dedicated, skilled and experienced medical and nursing staff who are totally committed to enhancing the quality of life of our patients.

The medical team are backed by a small team of administrative staff who are responsible for fundraising activities, finance, human resources and secretarial support.


To find out more about any of these opportunities please contact Human Resources on 0191 529 7100 or email

Our current staff vacancies

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Bank Staff Nurses

Contract type: Bank Staff

Salary: Hospice Band 5 (22,319 to £26,862)

Closing date: Sunday 31st December (at 12pm)

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Job Description/Person Specification

St. Clare’s has an excellent reputation for providing specialist palliative care to patients with life limiting illnesses and has an ambitious strategy for developing the range and scale of the services we provide to the population of South Tyneside.  The Hospice In-Patient unit has 8 beds which includes a dedicated respite bed. The Day Care Unit has a facility to cater for up to 20 patients per day x5 days per a week. 

We have positions available on our Staff Nurse flexi bank. Hospice/palliative/oncology care experience would be preferred, however not essential.  You will need to have post registration experience, qualified to Diploma level, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have a genuine interest in palliative care and the future developments of the Hospice. The successful candidates will be required to work day and night duties as well as Day Care, when required.

The posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Vicky Bracey, Clinical Nurse Manager or Sandra Carman, In-Patient Unit Sr. on (0191) 4516378.

Please send you application forms to Leigh Ann Gowens here  [email protected]  


Our current volunteer vacancies

Volunteer Sales Assistants

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volunteer application form.doc

Required to serve customers, sort donated goods and replenish stock.

Vacancies available within the following shops: 

  • Fowler Street
  • Frederick Street
  • Jarrow

Various hours available Monday to Saturday. 

Volunteer Drivers Mates

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volunteer application form2.docx

Required to assist furniture drivers in delivering and collecting furniture.

Vacancies available within the following shops:

  • Jarrow
  • Frederick Street

Various hours available Monday to Friday.