Available Vacancies


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Full Time - Shop Manager position, London Road, Bedford

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Shop Manager to join our friendly team based at 20 London Road, Bedford, MK42 ONS. The successful Shop Manager will earn a competitive salary in addition to a company pension and 28 days holiday, including Bank holidays. If you have experience of working in a Charity Shop environment and leading a team of salespeople including volunteers, then this is a perfect opportunity to grow your career and help to support a local community Hospice.

Role Requirements

  • Essential 2+ years’ experience in a Shop Manager role.
  • Essential 2+ years’ experience working in the Charity shop environment.

Key Relationships

  • Shop staff
  • Volunteers
  • Senior managers
  • Board directors
  • Members of the public
  • Community groups

Role Responsibilities

  • Managing the sales process from start to finish
  • Driving Profit and Gift Aid sales
  • Managing a team of salespeople including volunteers
  • Stock generation
  • Organising van delivery and collections


  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Good understanding of Equality and Diversity
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to use their own initiative
  • Excellent customer service
  • Good level of IT understanding


  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work flexibly
  • Have a self-awareness of their own competencies and limitations

Company + Benefits

About Bedford Daycare Hospice

We are an award-winning Daycare Hospice offering help and support to patients suffering with life-limiting conditions. Plus, we are a major service provider in Bedford with 5 shops and over 80 employees including volunteers. We are dedicated to providing an exemplary level of service to patients and customers alike and believe that hard works pays off, whilst we always have the support of the Hospice at heart in everything we do.

Why should you apply?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Good Location
  • Generous Holidays
  • Company pension
  • Giving back to the community

Call To Action

To apply for the Shop Manager role based in Bedford, please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter either by email to [email protected] or by using the apply button provided on the page. We will aim to get back to you within 2-5 working days, thank you for your application. Closing date for this advert will be as soon as we have had enough successful applicants.

Jinny Shoosmith

Head of Retail

Part Time Role - Healthcare Assistant

Would you like to be the reason someone smiled today?

As a Healthcare Assistant at Bedford Daycare Hospice, you’ll be spending time with a small group of patients, who visit us to enjoy a day of sociable activities with each other and our friendly team.

You’ll be helping with all aspects of their care – from serving meals and refreshments through to personal care, mobility, or even just having a chat. You’ll also be ready to engage with creative arts, word games, and lots more, so the ability to be dynamic and engaging with people from all walks of life is a must!

This is a special team that really makes a difference to the lives of those who come along, supporting them both emotionally and assisting with their physical care needs. We meet some really incredible people, and it’s a pleasure and a privilege to be with them on their journey.

An NVQ level 2 or equivalent experience in a care related field is desirable, but we’re mostly keen to find the right person for this role as full training will be provided.

Job Description – Healthcare Assistant

  • To assist patients in their basic care needs which include moving and handling, eating, drinking and toileting
  • To encourage patients to participate in chair-based exercises and diversional therapy with a view to leading patients in these activities as confidence grows
  • Housekeeping duties such as keeping the patient environment tidy, cleaning of equipment and some light laundry
  • Interaction with volunteers and the wider Bedford Daycare Hospice team
  • Participate in mandatory and in-house training, appraisal, and performance review

Key Relationships

  • Bedford Daycare hospice staff
  • Patients and carers / family members
  • Volunteers
  • Members of the public


Person Specification – Healthcare Assistant


The Healthcare Assistant will be experienced in a healthcare setting and have a knowledge of: –

  • Moving and Handling techniques
  • Infection Control
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity


The Healthcare Assistant will: –

  • Anticipate the needs of patients attending Bedford Daycare Hospice
  • Be able to deliver patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to use their own initiative


The Healthcare Assistant will: –

  • Be able to work flexible shift patterns over the 5-day working week
  • Have a self-awareness of their own competencies and limitations
  • Be able to work as part of a team


We are recruiting for a part-time position, flexibility over Monday-Friday to be mutually agreed, enthusiastic team player to join our amazing team of Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Volunteers to help support our fantastic patients.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: [email protected]

Charity Fundraiser (External Vacancy, Your Hospice Lottery)

Full and part time positions available
Salary: £16,010 (FTE) plus commission
Location: North and Mid-Bedfordshire

Charity Fundraisers work for Your Hospice Lottery (owned and operated by St Helena Hospice) on behalf of Bedford Daycare Hospice to promote the work of the hospice and the lottery across North and Mid-Bedfordshire. We have both self-employed contracts and permanent positions available on either a full time or part time basis.

About the Role of Charity Fundraiser:

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, self-motivated and positive individuals to join our expanding team. If you feel that you can make a real difference to Bedford Daycare Hospice then please do read on.

Working within the local community representing the work of Bedford Daycare Hospice, we have some fantastic and exciting opportunities for you to promote our work in the local area where we provide care. You will be part of a dynamic team that will be raising awareness of the care and support provided by Bedford Daycare Hospice as well as encouraging the local community to support the hospice by taking part in a weekly £1 per number lottery draw called Your Hospice Lottery. (www.yourhospicelottery.org.uk).

Our Ideal Charity Fundraiser:

  • Your approach will be non-pushy as our reputation is of paramount importance to us.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and customer service skills and you will have an outgoing personality. You will need to be able to interact well with members of the public and ideally have door to door/face to face sales experience. However, full training will be provided.
  • An empathetic and understanding nature will be a distinct advantage as you must feel passionately about the work of Bedford Daycare Hospice which you are representing:

In return:

  • Competitive salary, plus uncapped commission potential
  • Annual leave entitlement (28 days including Bank Holidays)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Mileage Allowance

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an environment which is compliant, transparent and which seeks to represent Bedford Daycare Hospice in the best possible light.

If you are excited by this role of Charity Fundraiser then please contact us today!

For additional information and also to apply, call 0800 285 1390