Careers

Join The Sick Children’s Trust team and help us make sure more families with a sick child in hospital can be together.

Join Our Team

Join our committed team at The Sick Children’s Trust and help us to continue giving families with a seriously ill child in hospital a warm and comfortable place to stay when they need it most.

Our Benefits

  • 35 hour working week
  • 25 days annual leave plus your birthday off and a bonus day in December
  • Time off in lieu policy
  • Permanent Health Insurance Scheme
  • Pension
  • Season Ticket loan
  • Commitment to development and training
  • Life Assurance
  • Family friendly policies (flexible working and time off for dependants)
  • Commitment to your well being including an Employee Assistance Programme, Eye care vouchers, and flu jab

Current Vacancies

Part-time Assistant House Manager – Acorn House and Chestnut House (Cambridge)

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our Cambridge ‘Home from Home’ team. There is some flexibility regarding working days together with start and finish times for the right candidate.

This is a very varied role. Duties include, welcoming families, preparing rooms for families and carrying out light domestic work, liaising with ward staff, daily administration tasks, and fundraising activities.

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Closing date for applications is Monday 26 September 2022.


Full-time Assistant House Manager – Acorn House and Chestnut House (Cambridge)

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our Cambridge ‘Home from Home’ team. There is some flexibility regarding working days together with start and finish times for the right candidate.

This is a very varied role. Duties include, welcoming families, preparing rooms for families and carrying out light domestic work, liaising with ward staff, daily administration tasks, and fundraising activities.

Job Description
Job Advert

Closing date for applications is Monday 26 September 2022.


Senior Community Fundraiser – North (hybrid working with easy commute to Leeds, Sheffield or Newcastle)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Community Fundraiser in the North of England working with our ‘Homes from Home’ based in Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield.

We offer a flexible working pattern with a mix of office and home working available. Our ideal candidate will already have experience in community fundraising and a good understanding of fundraising at grass roots level. You are looking for opportunities to bring in new initiatives and supporters as well as develop existing fundraising relationships.

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Senior Special Events Officer (London/hybrid working)

As the Senior Special Events Officer, you will play a key role in our special events including our Christmas Carol Service and our new Ruby Gala dinner event to raise income and awareness of our charity. This is a role which will truly add to your Special Events experience.

The role is varied and will include leading on the planning and delivery of some events within our special events portfolio, working closely with a range of suppliers, volunteers and celebrities, maintaining a CRM database, developing materials, sourcing prizes and producing project plans and budgets.

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If you’d like more information about joining our team please get in touch with Carole Buckton, HR Manager, carole@sickchildrenstrust.org

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering with The Sick Children’s Trust is a great way to develop your skills and meet new people from all walks of life. We are always looking for helpful and reliable volunteers no matter how much time you have to spare.

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What our colleagues say

  • 97%

    of our colleagues enjoy working at The Sick Children's Trust

  • 95%

    of our colleagues are proud to work at The Sick Children's Trust

  • 94%

    of our colleagues said that the work of the charity inspires them to do a good job

Being a House Manager for The Sick Children’s Trust is a very rewarding job. Every day I meet new family members and everyone has their own stories and difficulties that they’re going through. I really enjoy being the key support that we give to the families who stay with us. Making them feel at home and giving them one less thing to worry about is so important at a time when they need us most.

Imtiaz Pathan,
House Manager at Stevenson House, London

“I am constantly amazed by our supporters and their resilience and determination to give back in the face of adversity. Many of our supporters are individuals who have experienced staying in one of our ‘Homes from Home’ and they can’t do enough to fundraise for us and raise awareness of our vital work. This puts a smile on my face every day.”

Elisa Cappello-Dowd,
Community Fundraising Manager

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