Recruitment Open Day

inpatient unit nurses

Our Recruitment Open Day

*Our Open Day took place on March 31st. If you were unable to make it that day but would like to speak to someone about roles available now and in the future please email:*


We will be holding a recruitment open day at the hospice on Thursday, March 31st from 10am until 1pm.

Roles are for people both registered and unregistered to work in education, community nursing and on the Inpatient Unit. There will also be an opportunity to discuss administration roles.

On the day you’ll be able to talk to hospice staff about the different roles available and find out what it is like to work at Wigan and Leigh Hospice.


Our facilities

You’ll also be able to have a tour of the hospice building, the beautiful gardens and see for yourself some of the amazing work that takes place here.

Our 14-bed inpatient unit is staffed by a dedicated team including doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants. Our Woodview Centre houses our community nursing teams, medical outpatient clinics, complementary therapy rooms and counselling.

It is also the home of our education and training team, Hospice in your Care Home, which supports care settings across the Borough.


Training and development

Vicki McLoughlin, Clinical Director, said: “We will shortly be advertising several roles and are looking for people with a passion for palliative and end of life care. You don’t need to have worked in that field before as the hospice offers excellent training and development.

“If you want to be involved in providing the best possible care for patients and those people closest to them at one of the most difficult times of their lives come and talk to us.

“We have compassionate professional teams who are dedicated to delivering our mission that every adult with palliative and end of life care needs, and those people most important to them within the Wigan Borough, will receive timely and equitable access to high quality services, delivered by appropriately trained staff.”


Work-life balance

The hospice offers a great work-life balance, opportunities for training and development in your career, free parking, subsidised meals and an employee support programme. Current NHS staff will still be able to contribute to their existing NHS pension.


Amanda Isherwood, Senior Educator at the hospice, said:

“I joined the Hospice in your Care Home team in 2015 and believe in the importance of education. I love having the opportunity to make a difference and knowing that the training I have delivered will improve someone’s end of life care.”


Keeley Eccleston, Staff Nurse on the Inpatient Unit, said:

“I started in June last year as I wanted a complete change and the chance to care for patients holistically, getting to know them and their families.

“I have joined a fantastic team and every day is different. I've learnt so much and plenty of new skills in just a short time; education is really important here.

“I feel valued and privileged to work here. It is the most challenging but most rewarding job I've ever done.”


More information

For more information email: The specific job roles will shortly be available at Working With Us.

All visitors must be able to show proof of a negative LFT taken the same day of your visit. This must be a SMS text message or email from NHS Test & Trace confirming the result.

Please go to the Oak Centre on your arrival where you will be presented with a face covering.

If you cannot attend but would like to meet a manager at a more convenient time to discuss the opportunities available please contact


How to find us

The Oak Centre, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, WN2 3HZ.

If you are using a sat nav please use the postcode: WN2 3HY