The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is an historic site incorporating medieval almshouses, located south of Winchester and is one of the oldest charitable institutions in the UK.  The site is open to the public, who can visit its Grade 1 listed buildings, fine Norman church and beautiful gardens.  St Cross Church is the place of worship for the neighbouring Parish of St Faith and holds many weddings and christenings. The Hospital is a popular venue for wedding receptions and concerts, and the halls and grounds are hired out for events.

The charity also provides accommodation (Almshouses) for up to 25 male residents (‘Brothers’) who are over retirement age and preference is given to those in most need.  Brothers are required to live independently; nursing care is not provided in-house

We have the following vacancies:

Welfare Warden (Brothers’ Warden) – Closing date for applications Monday 8 May 2017

Full-time permanent role.  40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

The Brothers’ Warden supervises the well-being of the Brothers and assists with domestic duties on a daily basis.  We are looking for an organised individual who has relevant experience of looking after the elderly and although the Warden does not undertake personal or nursing care, a nursing background or experience which will assist in identifying issues at an early stage would be an advantage.

Duties include:
Recording status of residents daily
Assisting with medical appointments and prescriptions
Maintaining files and support plans
Liaising with support services
Domestic duties; helping with lunch service, managing guest flat etc.
Assist with outing and event organisation
Warden office administration
Follow H&S policies and procedures

Person Specification:
Caring and sensitive to the needs of the elderly
Good communication skills
Can work unsupervised using own initiative / also a team player
Organised and able to follow instructions
Patient with a good sense of humour
Health and Social Care NVQ Level 2 or 3 or equivalent experience
Good basic IT skills; experience of using MS Outlook (email and calendar) and Office, Internet Explorer and computer filing systems
Qualified First Aider (training can be arranged)
Full Valid UK driving licence and car owner
Good numeracy and literacy skills
Basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act

To apply please contact the Deputy Clerk to the Trustees to obtain an application form and job description
The Hospital of St Cross, St Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD
Tel 01962 878218


Hundred Men’s Hall Volunteers 

Popular with visitors and local residents alike, is the Hundred Men’s Hall; a tea room which serves drinks and cake which is staffed by volunteers. The tea room is open between April and October from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 16:30.

The Hospital wishes to recruit additional volunteers to work in the Hundred Men’s Hall.  If you can spare two hours in the morning or afternoon and can commit to a regular weekly time, we would be very keen to hear from you.

We are looking for confident, well-presented and personable individuals, who are always polite, can stay calm when things get busy and retain a sense of humour.  A basic level of maths is essential.

Hours:  10:00 to 12:30 or 14:30 to 16:30 Monday to Saturday 14:30 to 16:30 Sunday
(We currently specifically need help for Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings)

Please contact Mrs Julie Winks, Deputy Clerk to the Trustees to give your contact details and an indication of time you can offer.
By post to: The Hospital of St Cross, St Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD
Tel 01962 878218 E-mail