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  • Year established:
    1978
  • Website:
    http://www.st-gemma.co.uk
  • Contact
    • St Gemma's Hospice, 329 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS17 6QD
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About St. Gemma's Hospice

St Gemma's Hospice are a Leeds-based charity providing expert care and support for local people with terminal illnesses.

St Gemma's Hospice was founded by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion and opened in 1978. Care is based on a simple idea; that the person is more than the illness. Each of us, sick or well, has unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. St Gemma's tries to respond to these needs in ways which place the highest value on respect, choice and empowerment.

Care is offered to patients and their carers in the Hospice's In-Patient Unit, through the St Gemma's community nursing and medical team and via a range of Day Services.

St Gemma's employs over 250 staff and 900 volunteers, every one of whom has an essential part to play in the running of its services.

The Care Quality Commission rated St Gemma's care as 'outstanding'. This reflects the efforts and commitment of staff and volunteers to provide the best possible care and support to patients and their loved ones, both in the Hospice and out across the community.

All their work is underpinned by their vision, purpose and values. The dedication and commitment to their vision and purpose, to innovate and make the Hospice the best place it can be for patients, carers and colleagues is what makes the Hospice a great place to work.


What is it like to work for St. Gemma's Hospice

Leadership
Leadership
The Chief Executive operates an open door policy. She is visible and accessible to staff and volunteers throughout the organisation, including regular visits to all Hospice sites and attendance at Hospice events. 
My Team
My Team
St Gemma's have a range of internal communication and engagement channels to support team interaction including: monthly staff Bulletin, "till-messaging" to instantly message the charity shops' teams directly to their sales till, online rota systems used to message staff, staff intranet, and an annual staff conference and wellbeing day. 
My Company
My Company
Each department of the Hospice has its own bespoke induction and checklist that is specific for that area. A two day induction is provided for all staff, on the first day they meet the Chief Executive, Hospice Leadership Team, Senior Management and gain an overview of the Hospice and how each role contributes to the smooth running of the organisation.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% 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

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

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

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Male : Female:

    10% / 90%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    11%

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Staff:

    266

  • Average Age:

    48

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