When you join Team Demelza you become part of an organisation committed to the wellbeing and development of everyone who works for us.

We offer a supportive environment, opportunities for career development and personal growth, the potential for flexible working, competitive salaries and generous holiday.


Our Benefits & Rewards


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How we work to ensure Demelza is inclusive

Inclusion is a way of life here at Demelza and we understand that celebrating and embracing the unique differences people bring will make a creative, forward thinking organisation. Having a diverse team means we get a variety of views and make better decisions. It also helps us to understand and meet the needs of the diverse families we support. We are continually striving to improve our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. Please see our EDI statement for further information.

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How we work to ensure Demelza offers a safe environment

As a children’s hospice charity, we have a duty of care to ensure our people share Demelza’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All job offers are therefore subject to the satisfactory receipt of references, new employee screening checks, verification of any professional qualifications and DBS clearance, relevant for their role.

All staff and volunteers are required to undertake regular safeguarding training relevant to their role.

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Demelza has been awarded the Silver Kent and Medway Workplace Wellbeing Award

The programme, funded by Kent County Council and Medway Council, helps businesses become healthier places to work, and focus on the wellbeing of their employees. Not only does Demelza have steps in place to be a healthy workplace, but we’re also committed to continual improvement, and sustaining this long into the future.

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As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicating and promoting vacancies
  • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Frequently asked questions

We want our hospices, offices and shops to be healthy workplaces, and employee wellbeing is central to this. Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers a range of online benefits and services, a 24/7 emotional support helpline and telephone counselling service

If you are a member of the NHS pension scheme and have contributed in the last 12 months, you have the opportunity to remain in the scheme during your employment with Demelza. There are also options to join another pension scheme if you are not a member of the NHS pension scheme.

If you are not a member of the NHS Pension Scheme you will be automatically enrolled to the Demelza Pension scheme, following your first three months in post. We’ll match up to 7% with employer contributions and this account can be accessed online.

If you need to review your working pattern, let’s talk. At Demelza we will consider all requests in line with our Flexible Working Procedure.