Why work at Wakefield Hospice?
Regardless what your role is, when you work at Wakefield Hospice you are playing your part in helping us to deliver the highest quality care and support for our patients and their loved ones.

Read on to find out more about the benefits of working at Wakefield Hospice.
Working Together...

We have an amazing team of staff at Wakefield Hospice, who equally think it is an amazing place to work (in fact in our last survey 92% of staff and volunteers said they would recommend working here!)

We often say that without our local community, we simply wouldn't be able to do what we do for local patients and their families, and the same goes for our staff.

Whether helping to raise funds in our shops, at events and as part of our fundraising activities. Keeping the hospice clean and tidy for all users of the building. Working hard in the offices counting the cash, managing volunteers and looking after staff. Or delivering care and support to patients and families - every member of staff plays an important role in making sure Wakefield Hospice is here for families when they need us most.

To show our gratitude to our amazing team we have a host of benefits available to all staff as listed below:

Employee Benefits:

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) access for all staff (*see below)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan (get cash back for dental and optical costs, health expenses and much more)
  • 27 days holiday (rising to 33) (pro rata) plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Access to Benefits Hub, Blue Light Card scheme and Charity Worker Discounts
  • Access to on-site support from Mental Health First Aid team
  • We give our teams one day per year to volunteer within the hospice
  • Menopause Friendly Accredited organisation
  • Mandatory Training & Learning opportunities
  • Pension options including Salary Sacrifice
  • Subsidised lunch offerings from in-house catering team
  • Free hot drinks
  • Free parking
  • Access to wellbeing room and resources
  • Access to My Healthy Advantage app
  • Complementary Therapy sessions with a small contribution to the hospice
  • Regular staff engagement opportunities throughout the year

If you would like to find out more about any of the above benefits or have any questions relating to working at Wakefield Hospice, please feel free to give our People & Culture team a call on 01924 331400 or email melanie.milnes@wakefieldhospice.co.uk.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Life isn’t always straight forward the EAP is here to support you with life’s ups and down for example troubles at home, financial strife or mental health issues, our EAP is ready to help with:
  • A 24/7, 365 helpline, with calls answered by experienced in-house counsellors, legal and financial specialists
  • Face-to-to-face, telephone or online EAP counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions
  • Email & live chat counselling: someone to talk to any time of day
  • Finance management, debt and legal information
  • Online physical and mental health assessment tools
  • Online health portal & My Healthy Advantage app: use it on the go, wherever you go