Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Children's hospice
  • Year established:
    2003
  • Website:
    http://www.juliashouse.org
  • Contact
    • Julia's House, 1 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, Bh15 2BB

About Julia's House

Julia’s House are an award-winning children’s hospice in Dorset and Wiltshire, which provides care for those with life-shortening or life-threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

Working from 13 sites across the region, the organisation looks to improve the lives of families by lobbying government for greater respite support in order to reduce the number of parents splitting up due to stress.

Through its core values of integrity, stability and compassion, Julia’s House also seek to be a positive place for all staff to work. Teamwork is promoted through an annual staff and volunteers away day, which is packed with interesting talks from the front line of care services.

Chief Executive Martin Edwards has headed operations at Julia’s House since 2005. Martin is dedicated to keeping in touch with members of the team by working from different premises and attending team meetings, where he encourages staff to share any questions they may have.


What is it like to work for Julia's House

Leadership
Leadership
Members of the senior management team regularly spend time around each of the organisation’s locations and attend team meetings in order to give employees the chance to ask any questions they may have. Managers also undergo training on emotional intelligence.
My Company
My Company
Julia’s House have an employee forum with elected representatives for each staff area who regularly meet with representatives of management. This agenda is driven by employees and considers matters of relevance to all staff.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees are invited to submit compliments about a fellow member of staff to be published anonymously in the staff bulletin. Employees are also invited to complementary therapy treatments from a team of volunteer therapists for a small fee donated to the charity.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    11% / 89%

  • UK sites:

    13

  • Staff:

    187

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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