About us

Joining our team of extraordinary people is the opportunity for you to be part of something special. If you value working as part of a friendly, compassionate and diverse team that really makes a difference, whether through direct care to patients and other service users, or in a support team such as fundraising, retail, finance, facilities or HR, we can help you find a job to match your needs, skills and experience.

You will be empowered to provide the kind of service you can feel proud of, with people at the heart of everything you do, whatever your role.

Your work will sometimes be challenging but always rewarding. We can offer you flexibility, a safe and healthy work environment and opportunities to develop and learn new skills. We also provide an array of excellent benefits to support your physical, mental, financial and social wellbeing, as well as a culture where you will feel trusted, valued, respected and supported by those around you.

We work with dedication and compassion within our Hospice and our Highland communities, delivering and enabling care and support to those approaching the end of life and in bereavement.

In addition, we have a leading role in palliative care learning, development and knowledge exchange within the Highland health and social care sector and in nurturing collaborative and sustainable provision of services with partner organisations.

Our Benefits

At Highland Hospice we have a range of fantastic benefits and perks available to our staff offering emotional, social, financial and physical wellbeing in addition to our people friendly perks.

Below is a list of our current offering but watch this space as we are always looking for new and exciting ways to recognise the valuable contribution of all of our staff.

* Access to some benefits varies dependant upon job role

Flexible Working

Suite of Parental leave

Generous leave entitlement

Death in Service Benefit

Cycle to Work scheme

Holiday Buy / Sell scheme

Inverness Tennis & Squash Club

Bannatyne Discount

Mental Health First Aiders

Employment Assistance Programme

HSF Health Cash Plan

Chaplaincy and Counsellor Support

Health Service Discounts

Charity Worker Discounts

Blue Light Card

Subsidised Food and Drink

Generous Workplace Pension

Enhanced Sickness Benefits

Continuous Development Opportunities

Career Progression

Career Journeys

When you join Highland Hospice it really is just the beginning of your exciting journey. We're truly passionate about supporting and developing our staff to help them advance their careers and reach their goals.

But don't just take it from us, hear from some of our team below and find out about their career journey at Highland Hospice.

What our staff say


We understand that applying for a new job can be a big deal and that you probably have lots of questions! To help you we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below, but if you can’t find what you are looking for please email recruitment@highlandhospice.org.uk and we will come back to you

The Hospice is proud of its commitment to Equity and Inclusion so we use application forms so that we can compare similar information about candidates.
Of course! Contact details for informal conversations are included in each job advert.
Highland Hospice holds a sponsorship license; however, we can only sponsor certain roles. If a role is suitable for sponsorship we will ensure this is indicated on the advertisement .
Of course, get in touch with our People Team and we will take your details and send it on in the post. Remember to tell us which job you are applying for!
We do, contact our People Team for more information and an application form.
We use application forms so that we receive consistent information about all candidates. The Personal Statement is a really important part of the application as it allows you to tell us about your skills, experience and qualities. The Hiring Manager and another senior employee will then compare all applications against the job description and assess which candidates are most closely matched to the criteria for the role.
Of course! We are committed to being an inclusive employer and additional needs will not be a barrier to being interviewed, just let us know how we can help so that we can make any arrangements.
We aim to contact you with an outcome within 5 working days of the interview. If this is not possible, you will be advised at interview and kept informed.
The Hospice does not cover travel expenses for interviews; however, we do have the facility to hold your interview online in exceptional circumstances.
Referees are only contacted once the successful candidate has accepted an offer of employment from us.
The probationary period is 6 months and you will have 2 probation reviews within that time. The main purpose of your probationary period is to ensure that you feel supported in your new role. Feedback is essential and the probationary monitoring period is designed to ensure that as a new member of staff you clearly understand what you need to achieve. Both what you do (objectives) and how you do it (behaviours) are reviewed during these meetings.
Any offer of employment will be conditional upon successful checks of references, criminal record, right to work in the UK and occupational health.
You can, provided that there is no more than a 12 month gap between leaving the employment of the NHS and joining the Hospice.
Our pay bands align with the Agenda for Change framework used by the NHS and we are proud of the competitive pay rates we offer our Sunflower Care at Home services and the Real Living Wage we offer to our In the City Café and Ness Railway staff. Wherever you work, your pay is reviewed annually.
We do recognise previous service with the NHS, for the purposes of annual leave. As long as you were employed by the NHS within the last 12 months, we will recognise all of your previous service, even if there were breaks in service previously.
We use an advanced software package from Talos called 360. All your details are securely stored in this system and removed after 6 months in line with Data Protection practices.