Marketing and Communications Officer

Full-time, salary: £21,692 - £28,180 (depending on experience)

With responsibility for developing, improving and managing the Hospice’s marketing and communication activities, the Marketing and Communications Officer will plan and co-ordinate communications and campaigns that enhance the reputation of the Hospice. This will encompass marketing: clinical services, retail activity, volunteering and some fundraising, as well as maximising the effectiveness of internal communications. Effective collaboration with colleagues in order to identify objectives, target audiences and stakeholders and develop key messages is therefore a crucial part of this role.

We are seeking a talented individual who will develop and deliver a calendar of activity in order to improve awareness and understanding of the Hospice. The ability to communicate clearly through writing effective copy and adopting a multi-channel approach to achieve marketing objectives is also essential. Candidates who consider themselves capable of adding flair and creativity to their work are therefore warmly invited to apply!

To find out more about becoming part of this fabulous team, please contact: or call: 07772 545598.

 The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd Februaryat 12:00pm.

 Interview Schedule: Interviews to be held w/c 29th February

Please note that in the event of an anticipated high volume of response, the closing date may be brought forward.

Please note that a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is required for this role.


Individual Giving Fundraising Officer Advert

Full-time, salary £25,047 - £28,180 (depending on experience)

With responsibility for maximising income potential from individual donors, we are seeking a talented individual, capable of developing and delivering a calendar of campaigns and appeals across all channels (mail, digital, face-to-face, telephone etc.). With a specific focus on: cash donations, regular giving income, in memoriam fundraising, legacies and gaming, our ideal fundraiser will bring with them a combination of experience and ideas and seek to maximise ROI through targeted activities.

We are seeking a skilled and responsive Fundraiser who will introduce initiatives for pro-active donor acquisition, develop warm contacts and lead on reactivating lapsed supporters. The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, to develop a compelling case for support, is therefore a crucial part of this role. The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to the Fundraising and Marketing Business Plan and so the ability to think and contribute strategically to longer-term planning is an essential requirement.

 To become part of a fantastic fundraising team and discover more about this exciting opportunity please contact or call: 07772 545598

The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd February at 12:00pm.

Interview Schedule:

Interviews to be held w/c 29th February

Please note that in the event of an anticipated high volume of response, the closing date may be brought forwards.


Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine - Ten sessions with non residential weekend and night on call

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced medical practitioner to work closely with our Medical Director and to provide high quality, innovative and creative care.  You will work with a dedicated team of nursing and healthcare professionals to deliver first class services.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for you to play a critical role in ensuring people with progressive, end of life illness benefit from the highest standards of specialist palliative care.  

If you are passionate about the delivery of high quality palliative care and you would like to become a key member of our innovative and dynamic medical team we would be glad to hear from you.

To discuss this opportunity in greater detail please contact Dr Hazel Pearse, Medical Director (01977 781452).    

Closing Date for applications for this roles is 19th February 2016 


Registered Nurse Vacancies

Various hours up to Full Time

The Prince of Wales Hospice provides specialist palliative care for patients with life threatening illness and so enhances the quality of their life and that of their families.  The Hospice is in eastern Wakefield and serves former industrial areas of Pontefract, Castleford, Featherstone, Hemsworth and Knottingley. We have 13 inpatient beds and a Day Hospice with an expanding programme of outpatient work.

We currently have vacancies for Registered Nurses to join various departments within our forward thinking Hospice. Experience of a palliative or End of Life care is essential as is the ability to work within a multi disciplinary team to provide the best care possible based on individual patient’s needs.

To discuss these posts in greater detail or to arrange an informal visit please contact Ward Manager Jo Benson on 01977 781454.


The Prince of Wales Hospice Allotment Project

What could be more rewarding then sparing a few hours a week to help bring our allotment project to life in 2016?

We are looking for keen allotment gardeners to volunteer to help us plant, maintain and grow a wide range of Fruit and vegetables in our newly renovated allotment area that can be used in our Hospice kitchen to create a wide range of meals for our patients, volunteers and staff meaning we can direct more of money raised through annual fundraising activities on patient care and support.

If you think that you or someone you know could support us then please get in touch as it would really help us to continue making a difference.


For information and application pack you can download the the details below. Please make sure you fill in all the relevant forms and return them marked Confidential for the attention of Angela Sibbit , The Personal Assistant, The Prince of Wales Hospice, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 4BG. You can also contact the Hospice of 01977 708868 to request an application pack to be sent out to you.