Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service
Building the Children's Hospice Service for Berkshire



Vacancies at Alexander Devine.

We are seeking inspirational professionals to join our dynamic fundraising team at a very exciting time in our charity’s development.

We have recently opened our new state-of-the-art children’s hospice just outside Maidenhead to complement our existing community-based family services, and we would love to hear from talented individuals who want to help us raise money to make these services available to all families who need them.

Our core values are key to who we are.  We are looking for individuals who are committed to reflecting our core values in all that they do - Determined, Empowering, Valuing others, Integrity, Nurture, Empathy.

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Juggler required!
(Not really, we are actually looking for a Caretaker)
Up to 37.5 hours per week (part time working may be considered)
£25,000 per annum, pro rata for part time.

No two days are the same here and every day has a few surprises in store– if you love having to juggle various tasks with different timescales then this may be for you.

As we move into the next phase of our development, we are looking to recruit a Caretaker to join the team at our new Children’s Hospice in Maidenhead.

If you want to be part of a team dedicated to helping children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families, this role could be for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, flexible and conscientious person who has a passion for working in a busy and varied environment.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:  cleaning, repairs and maintenance, security and building management of the premises, ensuring that we remain Health and Safety compliant.   You will also be responsible for liaising with other organisations to ensure that our equipment is serviced and repaired promptly and efficiently.

A general all round knowledge of DIY including carpentry, gardening and plumbing is essential, as is a full UK driving licence.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion, please call Warren King, Director of HR and Wellbeing, on 01628 822777.

Closing date – Friday 5th July
For an application pack, please contact

Family Support Volunteer Counsellor
Please note this is an unpaid voluntary post

We are expanding our Family Support Programme and have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Alexander’s Care Team.

We are looking for qualified counsellors to work with families throughout the child’s illness and in bereavement. As a Volunteer Counsellor you will have experience of working with the whole family in a palliative care setting and have exceptional communication skills. You will offer telephone support, family days and individual sessions to families known to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

This is a unique opportunity where you will benefit from training and development opportunities and clinical supervision within a supportive and rewarding environment.

If you wish to discuss this role or request an application pack from Helen Bennett, our Director of Care, please call 01628 822777 or email

Enhanced Disclosure checks by the DBS will be undertaken for successful applicants. ADCHS is an equal opportunities employer.

Band 5/6, £21,930 - £36,312 pa + excellent benefits

Location:  Maidenhead, Berkshire

You may already be working in children’s nursing or perhaps you’re in an adult care or learning disability setting but looking for a new challenge. You might even be retiring from the NHS but still want to make the most of your skills. Whatever your story to date, if you're keen to take on a full or part-time role that will enable you to use your clinical skills and help inform and shape a developing service, make the move to Alexander Devine.

A small but growing state-of-the-art children’s hospice based in Maidenhead, we’re the only hospice of our kind in Berkshire, and currently support over 110 families. As well as providing day care for play and respite, we offer community outreach support and are working towards overnight stays. Ours is a tight-knit team where every voice is heard and everyone plays their part in ensuring the children we see have as normal a life as possible. Our vision? To provide a comfortable home from home environment for each and every child. But, we need your help.

We’re not looking for just any nurse. As well as providing holistic care and support to children with life threatening and life limiting conditions, you’ll be able to do other amazing things that you won't find in many nursing roles. For example, you’ll get involved with the child and their extended family from day one. And, as part of a team that really does go above and beyond for every child, you’ll help children and their families create memories that will last forever. For example, if a child’s not likely to see Christmas, our team will organise an early Christmas for them, complete with a tree and opening gifts around the fire with Santa. We often arrange Pamper Days for Mums and Dads too - something special they may not have the time to do for themselves. Anything it takes in fact, to ensure that the time each child spends here is as happy as possible for them and their family.

If you have excellent clinical nursing skills, lots of initiative and a willingness to tackle any problem that gets thrown your way, we think you’ll love it. Flexibility is, of course important. There are various roles on offer, each involving a mixture of in-hospice and community outreach working. We’re trying to work towards a 24 hours service too, so a willingness to work shifts is as essential as your caring and compassionate nature.

Like what you have heard so far? Then get in touch. You can find out more by calling Helen Bennett, Director of Care, on 01628 822777
For an application pack, please email

Please watch this space for further announcements or, if you would like to join our happy band of volunteers, please CLICK HERE


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Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service

Snowball Hill,
Woodlands Park Avenue,

How To Find Us

General Enquiries:
Tel: 01628 822777

Fundraising Team:
Tel: 01628 822777
or  0845 055 8276

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