St Barnabas Hospice Trust

We’re the leading charity in Lincolnshire providing palliative and end-of-life care to adults living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
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https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/

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The leading charity in Lincolnshire providing palliative and end-of-life care, the vision at St Barnabas Hospice is one of where dying with dignity and having choices is a fundamental part of life.

The hospice aims to ensure that everyone who comes through its doors receives dignified and compassionate care. It opened its doors over 35 years ago and more than 80,000 people across the county have since received free end-of-life care and support.

With over 300 staff and 1,000 volunteers, St Barnabas has had to completely review its fundraising over the past 12 months and some of its efforts have moved into encouraging community initiatives.

One was a cheery, free-to-enter Reindeer Run that all Lincolnshire schools and childcare providers could get involved in. Children each got reindeer ears and a Rudolf nose and were encouraged to do some form of physical activity – run, walk, hop! – while wearing them. They could fundraise if they wished, but this wasn't compulsory. At New Year 2021, a hospice-backed Don't Quit, Get Fit campaign, operated on similar terms.

In response to feedback, when restrictions lift hospice staff now have the chance to become permanent home-workers, with the option for blended home/office working.

St Barnabas has been in the 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to Work For list for the past two years – rising by an incredible 36 places to rank 53rd in 2020 – and looks forward to many more years of being listed as a top employer.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

91% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

Managers informally discuss anything work-related – or not – with each other and staff during virtual coffee get-togethers and catch-ups. A new random meet-ups initiative sees different buddies paired up every week/fortnight, with participants arranging a virtual 30-minute natter on the same informal lines.

Leadership

84% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

CEO Chris Whehay records a weekly video for all staff – sometimes more frequently, depending on what is happening either organisationally or nationally. Senior leaders have taken time to understand the personal situations employees face and have created new bespoke policies covering sickness pay and childcare special leave.

My Company

96% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

St Barnabas people can nominate a colleague or team to for recognition that ranges from a simple thank-you for listening to being acknowledged for the huge impact or difference they have in giving outstanding customer or patient care. Every nominee receives a certificate, with small prizes awarded for outstanding efforts.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1982
Total number of employees
6
Number of UK locations
48
Employee average age
15% : 85%
Male : Female employee ratio
10%
Employees earning £35k+
13%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Long Service

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Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“Every single one of our employees plays such an important role within St Barnabas Hospice, and I'm delighted that we have been recognised by the team as Outstanding in terms of our employee engagement. We work hard to try and make St Barnabas a great place to work, and this accreditations shows that we are on the right path. We will continue to listen to our employees and hope to continue being an outstanding organisation throughout 2021 and beyond.”

Lisa Phillips, Head of People & Development - St Barnabas Hospice Trust

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