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Why work for Helen & Douglas House

This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of terminally ill children and young adults

Why work for Helen & Douglas House

This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of terminally ill children and young adults

Our team works together to make a difference. At Helen & Douglas House, a career is more than just a job – it’s a passion.

Without a great team of staff and volunteers we could not provide the level of care and support for young patients and their families that we do. Are you ready to join a team that makes a difference? If you think that a hospice could be a challenging place to work you are right, but if you also think that giving your best and feeling a sense of achievement and worth every day is what you want from your working life, then consider joining the friendly team here at Helen & Douglas House.

The work you do will have a direct impact on babies, children and young adult’s short lives, so if you’re ready to explore your potential, Helen & Douglas House could be the place for you.

Take a look at our job opportunities

Each year, we need to raise over £5 million to keep our hospices open. Your skills and passion could help us achieve this while also making a difference to the lives of local terminally ill children and young adults to live their short lives to the full. Every single person has a special role to play. We all have individual qualities, skills and personalities that come together to make us who we are.

From nursing to admin and maintenance and lots more in-between, we have a range of opportunities within the hospice houses in Oxford and externally in our shops across our region and our retail warehouse in Aylesbury Bucks.
We offer great Terms & Conditions and for nurses currently working for the NHS continuation of service can be honoured. For more information visit here.

Job categories: Nursing; Maintenance; Driving; Admin; Housekeeping; Retail Management; Fundraising.

Do you want to know what it is like working here? Hear from just some of our staff in their own words.

If you like what you read and think you could make a difference to the short lives of the children and young adults and their families and carers that need our support, then take a look at the current opportunities for you.

If you would like to have an informal chat with someone about the next step in your working life please email

Working with vulnerable children and young adults

Vacancies that involve contact with our patients, their families and carers may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will be provided with full details of this as part of the application process.