Join our Team – St Columba’s Hospice Palliative Care, Edinburgh

Working at St Columba’s Hospice Care

Here’s what our employees say about life at St Columba’s Hospice Care.

Therapy Animal Volunteer

Generally half a day, once a week

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Volunteer Driver


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Hospitality Team Volunteer

3 hours per week or fortnight

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Retail Volunteers

Stockbridge, Morningside and Leith Walk

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How to apply

Interested in joining the staff team at St Columba's?  Applying for a job is easy.  Simply download the application form by clicking on this link:

Application Form

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In 2023 we were awarded ‘Investors in people’ Gold award!

27 days annual leave

Increasing to 29 days after 5 years Hospice service and 33 days after 10 years, plus 8 bank holidays per year (pro-rata for part-time staff)

Personal development opportunities

Staff receive supervision and appraisal support, regular support meetings, training opportunities and an individualised induction period

Cycle to work scheme

Discounted gym membership

Retail discount deals

And lots of other perks

Our values

  • Respect

    We will ensure that respect is at the heart of our interactions with all who come into contact with the Hospice. Respect and confidentiality will frame all our conversations, no matter how challenging the circumstances. We will treat everyone with respect, ensuring that difference and diversity are accepted unconditionally, as this will help us be open to change.

  • Care and Compassion

    We care with compassion for patients, families and carers, for the colleagues and students we work with, and also for the supporters and those who make our work possible. Compassion is integrated into the way we interact with everyone who comes into contact with the Hospice. We strive to attract and recruit staff and volunteers who are committed to working in this way. We care for patients and families through some of the hardest times they may face. This is not always easy, but we endeavor to listen to them, and keep their needs and wishes at the centre of all of our considerations. Our care is always person centred.

  • Partnership

    We invite and welcome opportunities to work in partnership with groups of organisations who share our values and who believe in the best possible care of anyone living with a lifelimiting illness. We believe that innovative and collaborative partnerships will help cultivate opportunities for service developments, community engagement, education, research and income generation. We will also invite and encourage opportunities to work with people who are using, or have used, our services in order to shape current and future developments.

  • Trust

    We acknowledge that we are all responsible for creating a safe and trusting environment, and that trust is vital to allow our organisation to flourish. Trust will be earned by our actions and is at the heart of the way we interact with each other and with all those connected to the Hospice. We acknowledge that patients, families, staff, students and volunteers put great trust in the Hospice as a place to make the most of their lives, time or skills.

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