The Hospice is a local charity dedicated to providing free, high-quality, compassionate care and support for people with all terminal illnesses, their families, and their carers in the London Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley.

We care for over 2,500 people each year at home, in care homes, in our Hospice beds, in our Day Hospice and Hospice-based clinics, and in hospital.

We receive only about one third of our funding from the NHS, which means that we depend on the generosity of our community to fund much of the care we provide for local people.


Blackfen Admin Volunteer

We are looking for someone who is well organised, enjoys making sure that things are correct (and can spot things which aren’t!) and who wants to make our charity shop customers feel good about value they bring to our hospice and patients. This support is key in helping us to increase income relating to Gift Aid scheme as well as ensuring our customers know they played vital role in ensuring our hospice is there for those who need us most.

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Santa's Helper 

We need Christmas loving volunteers to take on the role of Santa’s Helper!

  • You will be welcoming families into the Grotto
  • Assisting Santa with handing gifts to the children
  • Keeping the magic of Christmas alive for children. 
  • You will meet and greet families and children chatting, presenting gifts and posing for photographs.
  • You will play a vital role in keeping the magic of Christmas alive for children and their families. 

The role involves weekend working and a willingness to work flexibly as required.

You will need to have a current advanced DBS check which the Hospice can arrange.

You will need to be punctual with time keeping.

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Santa Volunteer 

We need Christmas loving volunteers to take on the very important role of Santa!

You will perform the role of Santa.

  • Welcoming families to the Grotto
  • Listening to Christmas wishes and keeping the magic of Christmas alive for children. 
  • You will meet and greet families and children, whether in person or virtually
  • Chatting, presenting gifts and posing for photographs.
  • You will make each visit to the Grotto a magical experience for children and play a vital role in keeping the magic of Christmas alive for children. 

The role involves weekend working and a willingness to work flexibly as required. 

You will need to have a current advanced DBS check which the Hospice can arrange.

You will need to be punctual with time keeping.

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Trustee 

Do you want to make a difference? Join our Board of Trustees

Each year, the Hospice cares for around 3,000 people with terminal illness, as well as their families; we do this in patients’ homes, in care homes and in our local prisons, as well as at the Hospice in our beds and outpatient facilities and at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. We provide holistic care that goes beyond physical needs; offering spiritual, social and psychological care, advice and support. We also support and educate to deliver high quality, individualised and co-ordinated end of life care. Whether you’re an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds, and in order to enhance the diversity of our board, we would particularly like to hear from people from BAME backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, younger people, people with disabilities and other marginalised groups. We would also be pleased to hear from people with direct experience of the services provided by our hospice.

Our new trustees will have skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Equality
  • Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
  • Organisational Development Marketing
  • Communications Fundraising 

As a trustee you will have:

  • Induction
  • Training
  • Reimbursable expenses
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions
  • Develop new skills
  • Opportunities to work with senior professionals.
  • The chance to use your skills and experience to improve the end of life care of local people and your community. 

The minimum expected time commitment is currently 6 bimonthly board meetings per year (meetings are held on Wednesdays during normal working hours either in person at the main hospice. Building in Abbey Wood or virtually via zoom), and two strategy days per year. Trustees are strongly encouraged to join one of the seven board sub-committees. These are held either in person at the main hospice building in Abbey Wood or virtually via zoom.

For an application pack please contact: [email protected]

Virtual information events: weeks commencing 30th August & 6th September

Deadline for applications: 17th September

Interviews: weeks commencing 27th September & 4th October

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