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Work for us - St Luke's Hospice Sheffield

Enjoy the benefits

By working at St Luke's, as well as making a real difference to the lives of those living with a terminal illness, you will also be able to take advantage of our staff benefits.

Please click on each category below to expand the list and learn about the many staff benefits available to you as a St Luke's employee.

Annual leave and public/bank holidays

We offer a generous holiday entitlement which incorporates 27 standard days, plus 8 public / bank holidays, pro rata for part time staff.

Option to purchase additional annual leave days

We provide the opportunity for staff to “buy” additional annual leave days to a maximum of 5 days (pro rata for part time staff) in any one annual leave year.  This scheme has been devised to provide employees with additional flexibility in respect of planned time off work. The additional annual leave will be unpaid, with the cost of it being deducted from your salary over your annual leave year. This will ensure that you continue to receive a monthly salary, at a reduced rate to reflect the unpaid leave.

We offer all staff the opportunity to join our group personal pension scheme in line with established plan rules.

Current auto enrol requirements are set at 8% (as of 1st April 2019), made up of 3% employer contributions and 5% employee contributions. At St Luke’s however we aim to make it easier to save for retirement and will pay half of the 8% by splitting the difference to 4% minimum contribution on each side, furthermore matching contributions up to 7.5% maximum.

Death in Service Scheme

We provide all permanent staff with Death in Service Scheme benefit, providing cover for employees up to age 70 for twice their Basic Salary (with a minimum pay-out of £40,000 for full-time employees and pro rata for Part-time employees).

Re-imbursement of Professional Subscriptions

We reimburse staff for the costs of annual membership subscriptions (professional fees) associated with specific professional regulatory bodies (i.e NMC, AAT, IOSH, CIPD).  This is subject to certain criteria, which is outlined in the Professional Subscriptions Policy.

Flexible Working

We consider flexible work requests from day 1, and are always open to understanding and exploring how best to make your role fit your personal circumstances; to achieve that all important work-life balance.

Family Friendly Policies

We aim to support employees taking family leave, including maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption and fostering, with a set of supportive and legislatively compliant policies, alongside enhanced payments, subject to eligibility.

Childcare vouchers

We support the Government Childcare Choices Scheme, helping employees save money on their childcare costs. Further details can be obtained from the HR department. 

Occupational Sick Pay

We offer excellent occupational sick pay, subject to qualifying criteria, and on a service-accrual basis, which is as confirmed upon appointment, and works alongside a variety of supportive occupational health practices.

Westfield Healthcare Cash Plan

We offer all staff the provision of Westfield Health which is a non-contributory scheme for all our staff members and their dependents, with the option to upgrade during the anniversary month April of each year. As a member of the Westfield scheme, you will have access to financial support towards day-to-day medical costs, access to independent advice covering a range of matters, access to a 24/7 counselling Inc. 1:1 counselling where appropriate.  You will also have access to Westfield rewards and a variety of high stress and online retailer discounts.

Cavendish Centre

Working in the cancer & palliative care setting can be demanding both physically and emotionally. Cavendish Cancer Care offers free and completely confidential support for all staff working in St Luke’s and may offer relief and help for a variety of concerns and health issues. Referral is via your line manager. This is a confidential service and there is no need to state your reasons for accessing the service.

Occupational Health

We work with a dedicated occupational health service provider who provide us with advice on health, safety and wellbeing at work.

Optical support

We cover cost of eye tests for employees who habitually use display screen equipment (DSE) as a significant part of their normal day to day work and require spectacles for VDU use, alongside a contribution towards lenses when in receipt of a prescription identifying the need for glasses specifically for use at a computer screen.

Free Annual Flu Vaccinations

We offer annual onsite flu vaccinations to all staff each year.

Discounted Gym Membership

As part of our Westfield Healthcare cash plan employees can access a wider variety of gym membership discounts.

Cycle to Work

We provide all employees with access to the Cycle 2 Work salary sacrifice scheme, enabling employees to save money on bikes and accessories, when used for travel to work.

Mental Health First Aiders

All staff have access to a Hospice-wide network of over 15 trained Mental Health First Aiders, who are a point of contact for an employee who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. Interaction can range from having an initial conversation through to supporting individuals getting appropriate help.

New Starter Induction

All new starters will attend a week 1 and quarter 1 induction to support their transition in to employment and role, this works alongside departmental inductions enabling the new starter to acquire the skills to be competent in delivering their role.

Statutory Mandatory Training (SMT)

All employees are provided with access to E Learning for Health and required to complete statutory mandatory training on commencement of employment and then routinely throughout employment.  E Learning for Health SMT modules cover a range of important topics.

Wide-range of complimentary development opportunities

Our dedicated Learning & Development Team offer an annual programme of complimentary development opportunities, ranging from Communication Skills, to Resilience Training, Palliative Care Introduction, Menopause Awareness, and so much more.  All staff will have the opportunity to develop themselves during their career with us.

Clinical Learning Days

All Clinicians are provided with a dedicated number of learning days each year confirmed on appointment and to support their continued professional development.

Clinical Supervision / Reflective Sessions

All Clinicians are provided with access to an annual programme of clinical supervision, those employed in patient facing roles but not in a clinical capacity will be provided with access to an annual programme of reflective sessions.

Engagement Activities

Employees will be able to participate in a variety of engagement activities that run throughout the year.

Employee Committees

Employees will have the opportunity to join a wide variety of committees and get involved in Hospice wide-initiatives, from Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, to Green Champions, to Staff Socials, to name a few!

Blue Light Card

Employees have eligibility to purchase a Blue Light Card, providing employees of Emergency Services, NHS, Social Care Sector and Armed Forces, with a range of discounts online and on the high street.  Applications can be made online

Charity Worker Discounts

Employees have eligibility to access a huge range of discounts online and on the high street through the Charity Worker Discount Scheme

St Luke's Shops Discounts

Employees will be eligible for a 10% staff discount in all St Luke's charity shops.

Health Service Discounts

Employees have eligibility to access a huge range of NHS discounts and healthcare staff benefits, from money saving deals and vouchers, including travel and holiday deals, top hotel discounts, relaxing airport lounge and airport parking discounts, mouth-watering restaurant deals, money off fashion fixes, through to deals on mobile phones, and gym membership.

Tea and Coffee

We provide complimentary tea, coffee and milk at all our sites.

Travel expenses

St Luke’s will always meet minimum legal requirements in relation to staff mileage expenses, enhancements may apply from time-to-time, alongside additional passenger payments.

Car parking

Free staff parking is available on site on a first come, first served basis only.  The car parking policy will be reviewed periodically which may necessitate the introduction of a permit system.  

High quality meals

St Luke’s café offers employees a wide range of fresh, good quality food to purchase on-site at very favourable prices.

Standard terms

Standard terms


We offer advantageous terms and conditions of employment to all our employees. Find out more under the Standard Terms tab.

Family friendly

Family friendly


We are open to working with you for how best we might be able to make your role fit your personal circumstances. Explore the benefits under the Family Friendly tab.


Health & wellbeing

Working here means you are very important to us and your health and wellbeing matters. Explore our health and wellbeing benefits under the Health & Wellbeing tab.

Learning and Development

Learning & development

We offer equal opportunity to all staff for relevant learning a development opportunities, an overview of which is set out under the L&D tab.




We are proud to offer a range of other miscellaneous benefits to our employees, an overview of which is presented under the miscellaneous tab.

Disability confident employer

Meet the HR team


Hello! We're the faces behind the HR team here at St Luke's. If you have any questions for us, or want to find out more about any listed vacancy please email [email protected] or call us on 0114 235 7544 / 0114 235 7597.

Meet Katie

Katie Weller

Executive Lead for People & Welfare

Meet Debbie

Debbie Woodruffe

Lead HR Advisor

Meet Nicola

Nicola Harvey

HR Advisor

Meet Gemini

Gemini Patel

HR Advisor

Meet Hannah

Hannah Cattell

HR Admin Coordinator

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