If you are interested in any vacancies, you can apply with the knowledge that we blind shortlist all applications during the selection process. That means we don’t see anyone’s identifying information, including race, age or gender, when making decisions about who meets the criteria for going to the next stage of recruitment.

If you’re looking for a role where you can make a positive difference on the lives of children, young people and families, we would love to hear from you. Demelza recruits for roles across the organisation in care, retail, lottery and general support departments. Find out more about our vacancies below or register to receive notifications on roles of interest.

You can also take a look at our volunteering vacancies.

A nurse administering medication.

Care and nursing vacancies

At Demelza, we provide a setting where our nursing and care teams have the time to provide expert and compassionate care. If you want to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with serious or terminal conditions, in an environment where your professional development is paramount and you have access to high quality training, Demelza could be the place for you. Registered nurses, health care assistants, therapists, clinical leadership and governance roles are available with us.

A team of retail volunteers at Demelza's Eltham charity shop.

Retail vacancies

Our staff and volunteers provide brilliant customer service and shopping experiences in the heart of our local communities. Our high street and online shops provide vital income to enable us to deliver services to children, young people and their families. If you’re looking for a varied and fulfilling role, please take a look at our current vacancies.
A Demelza employee sits at her computer in the office.

General vacancies

We have a wide range of roles in departments that support the overall operational functioning as well as income streams for the organisation. Each team directly contributes to the services which Demelza provides.
A member of Demelza's Lottery team talks to a supporter.

Lottery vacancies

Our lottery provides income to enable us to support children and young people with serious and terminal conditions and their families.


Once you’ve applied through our online process via CVMinder, we will review your application as part of a structured blind shortlisting process. We will then be in touch to let you know if you have been successful or not in securing an interview. We will normally contact you by email.   

If you are successful in securing an interview, you will receive full information relating to anything you need to prepare or bring with you. The interview itself may be face to face or online. We will endeavour to progress your application as quickly as possible.

If you‘re having any issues applying on our website, you can get in touch with us on recruitment@demelza.org.uk or give us a call on 01795 845182. 

Our HR team will be happy to chat with you and answer any further questions you have about the role, the application process, and working at Demelza. You can contact them via recruitment@demelza.org.uk or call on 01795 845182. 

We will try to progress your application as quickly as possible and  keep you updated along the way. From the closing date of the role, we will aim to make contact regarding your application status within 10 working days.

When you join #TeamDemelza you will be introduced to the range of  benefits and wellbeing opportunities available. From flexible working options and generous holiday entitlement, to training opportunities and leadership development programmes, Demelza is proud to offer a supportive environment and opportunities that promote wellbeing. You can read more about our benefits, rewards and wellbeing here. 

Due to the large number of applications we receive, unfortunately we are unable to provide individual feedback at the shortlisting stage. Candidates can request interview feedback by emailing recruitment@demelza.org.uk 

All employed roles at Demelza will require a level of DBS check. The type and level depend on the location and type of role. If you have any questions about DBS checks, please contact our HR Team at recruitment@demelza.org.uk  

Children's Palliative Care Nurse


“I really do love my job. Having a child smile when you are working with them makes your heart melt. You know you have made a family’s life easier.”

Maria, Children's Palliative Care Nurse

Philip / 'Pie'

“It’s challenging and enjoyable work meeting the dietary requirements of the children and families, and great working with all the lovely volunteers.”

Chef, Pie, holding ingredients in Demelza Kent's kitchen


“I get a lot of job satisfaction knowing Demelza supports so many children. I have the pleasure of welcoming families and seeing how our charity makes a positive impact to their lives.”

Karen, Receptionist

Have questions about working at Demelza?

Our HR Team is available to answer any queries you might have. Get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.

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