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What makes Noah's Ark a special place to work?

Whether working in care, HR, fundraising or finance, you’ll know you’re helping to improve the quality of life and experience of death for seriously unwell children and their families.

You’ll be working with a team of talented, passionate, caring individuals who are committed to making Noah’s Ark a centre of excellence and redefining paediatric palliative care. We’re an award-winning organisation; we’ve won four national charity awards in the past two years, including ‘Charity of the Year’.

You’ll love the physical and cultural environment. The Ark is a brand new building, set in a stunning 7.5-acre nature reserve. The atmosphere is fast-paced, supportive and inclusive; here, everyone is encouraged to do their best work, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background.​


Some of the benefits we offer

Annual leave - 25 days, rising by a day after each completed year up to 30 days. We offer the ability to buy or sell up to 5 days.

Season ticket loan - An interest-free loan is available to all staff to purchase their season ticket.

Highly subsidised café - Freshly prepared hot and cold meals provided at The Ark daily.

Blue Light card - Staff are eligible for a Blue Light card membership giving discounts for a number of well-known brands and stores.

Life Assurance - Staff will receive Life Assurance (Death in Service) provided by Canada Life Group Insurance. The benefit basis is 4 x annual salary. ​

Flexible working - Flexible working opportunities are available to staff dependent on the charity’s needs. In the Fundraising and Communications Team, staff typically work up to 2 days from home.

Pension - AVIVA pension scheme, which Noah’s Ark matches up to 6%. Nursing staff are offered the NHS pension.

Learning and development - Each employee receives suitable training and development opportunities.

Bike2work Scheme - Salary sacrifice scheme offering the opportunity to purchase a bike and accessories, with tax free payments spread over a period of time.


Staff survey results 2023

said they enjoy working at the Ark

said they felt they were making a difference

agreed they have appropriate emotional and mental health support when needed

are proud to work for Noah’s Ark


Diversity & inclusion

Our people are at the heart of everything we do.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff and volunteers.

To deliver the best service to our children and their families, we need a diverse team who can bring dynamism, professionalism, energy, and tenacity to our work.

Every single one of us brings something important to the organisation. There should be no barriers to us realising our potential because of who we are or where we have come from.

Therefore, our work on diversity, inclusion, and creating a feeling of belonging is so important. It sets out the kind of organisation we want to work for.


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