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Working with us

We believe that every person matters, every day of their lives. We support and enable each other to be the very best we can be, because all of us are better than any of us. As a part of our family, you’ll experience more joy, more meaning and more satisfaction in your work. You can make a real difference, and add life to days.

Who we are

Here at Dorothy House, we believe every life is incredibly precious, and no-one should face death alone.

We employ more than 350 people across our clinical, support and retail teams. These roles are either based at our Winsley site, in one of our 27 retail shops, or out in the community.

Working together, we provide exceptional, personalised care to people in our community who are approaching death. We’re here for our patients and their loved ones, as much or as little as they need us.

Our values

We Care

for one another with compassionate, purposeful and authentic leadership

We Connect

with each other and across our organisation to deliver excellence

We Create

opportunities to innovate, learn and develop together

At Dorothy House the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity are inherent to our values, and central to our work as an outstanding care provider and employer.

Benefits & support

Salary

We offer competitive salaries across all of our roles, reviewed annually.

Holiday

We offer a generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service.

Pension

If you contribute 3% to your Aviva pension scheme, we will contribute 7%. Or you can bring your NHS pension with you.

Life Assurance

Death in service scheme providing a payment of 2 ½ annual salary to your loved ones.

Travel and parking

We offer 45p per mile (currently enhanced due to fuel costs) for work travel. There is unlimited free parking in Winsley.

Cycle to work Scheme

Through a “salary sacrifice” scheme you can buy a bike with great discounts.

Employee Counselling Scheme

Offering up to six free counselling sessions, either face-to-face or online.

Mindful Employer Charter

Providing access to information, advice, local support and training to help staff experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.

Refreshments

At Winsley we offer subsidised freshly cooked meals and snacks.

Staff discount

25% discount on purchases in our shops and our Ubiety range.

Wellbeing resources

A suite of wellbeing resources, advice and support is available to all on our intranet.

Elaine Kynaston - healthcare professional talking with patient
Every day is different and challenging, and I feel privileged to be let into the lives and homes of our patients

Elaine Kynaston, Dorothy House carer

Dorothy House is at the end of a phone whenever you need advice or reassurance. There’s just something about all the staff – they’re so approachable.

Angela Selman, DH patient, 2022

I was a Hospice at Home carer for thirty years. I think we all feel privileged to do it. It’s an honour to be with people at the very end of life.

Maggie Matthews, Dorothy House carer

I cannot put into words what a difference your carers made at such a dark time, and I will always be truly grateful.

Family of a patient, 2021

Anyone who works for Dorothy House is passionate about what we do. We’re like a family –we agree on our values and our mission and that comes through more than anything

Sue Spanswick, Dorothy House carer

It sounds a cliché, but every day really is totally different and I get to work with some amazing people

Debbie Russell, Mobile Deputy Shop Manager

I really wanted to work for Dorothy house after seeing first-hand the quality of care they provided. I applied for hospice at home carer role, and was thrilled to be offered a position.

Julia Harper, Dorothy House carer

My role at Dorothy House feels more meaningful than any of my previous corporate experience. Things here really matter, and it is so rewarding playing my part in helping us be there for patients and families

Rhiannon Eveleigh, Corporate Communications, 2022

Opportunities available