Work experience - East Cheshire Hospice

Work experience

Work experience at the Hospice

  • Our ‘Hospice Mix’ offer gives participants an overview of the Hospice, with one day each in administration, fundraising and our Sunflower Wellbeing centre, plus two in our charity shops. Some people prefer a clinical – based work experience programme, but we feel that we have more impact like this for a couple of reasons. As a relatively small organisation offering highly specialised care in what can be a challenging environment, our focus must be on the needs of patients and their families. Secondly, work experience in a variety of departments gives the participant a wider perspective on the organisation, an appreciation of just what it takes to keep an organisation like East Cheshire Hospice running – the many people fundraising every single day of the year, those in marketing working to promote the organisation, running our volunteering service, volunteering on reception, compliance, governance and so much more, to enable those delivering care to our patients and their families to do so!
  • Our retail offer gives some great work experience through our three shops. Our friendly managers and teams of volunteers in our Handforth and Macclesfield retail outlets can help you develop your CV as well as your practical skills and teamworking. Soft skills such as communication are highly valued by employers and areas of further education, and we can help you develop these in a caring work environment. We are able to offer this as a week’s block, for Duke of Edinburgh, or self – motivated on a Saturday morning or afternoon shift once a week or once a fortnight.

If you’d like to apply for these placements, please complete the application form below and give us as much information about yourself as possible. please clearly state which programme you’re interested in, in the ‘Any other information’ section.

Please note, places on our programme are limited, and it fills up quickly so feel free to email before applying to check that we have space for the weeks you require.

If you have any questions at all, please contact Anna at


Work Experience Application Form

  • Thank you for your interest in Work experience at our Hospice. Please can you complete the Application Form below. Please be aware that we can’t always fit all applicants into our programme, but we do our best and will let you know as soon as possible.
  • Personal Details

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  • Your Placement

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  • Data Protection Notification

    The information you have provided in completing this form will be used to process your application for volunteering with us. If you do not commence volunteering with us, information will be confidentially destroyed within three months. If you become a volunteer we will keep your information confidential and will not divulge it to third parties without your permission, except where required by law. Access to your personal information is restricted to only those who need to view it in the course of their work and will only be used for the purposes that was intended. Following the end of your volunteering your file will be kept for 12 months and then confidentially destroyed.
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