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Clinical Operational Manager

Chestnut Tree House
Post date
12 October 2023
Closing date
3 October 2023
Arundel, West Sussex
£43,801 to £51,263 depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role
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Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-limited conditions.

This is an exciting role for an experienced paediatric nurse leader looking for a challenge. As the Clinical Operational Manager for the clinical service at Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, you will provide robust, visionary, innovative, autonomous and visible leadership, with commitment to drive excellence and ensure high quality, safe, effective and responsive care. As an exemplary model you will inspire excellence and professionalism in the teams.

You will be responsible for supporting the teams to deliver care to children and their families receiving palliative care, supporting and adding life to shortened years alongside the transformation of the service.

You will be responsible for creating and maintaining a positive, professional culture and one of continuous improvement through service review and improvement, audit, education, and instilling Hospice values. We are looking for an individual who has a high level of clinical curiosity and can instil this in others.

If you are a compassionate leader with high expectations and drive for performance , supporting you team to be the best they can be, then we would love to hear from you. You will support staff professional development and grow the culture of ongoing professional development and opportunities for the team.

For further details and an informal discussion about the role please contact Sharon Wheeler – Head of Clinical Services 07972776202 01903871839

Due to the remote location and lack of public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

If you have the passion and drive to succeed, please visit for an application form and job description. Alternatively, you can email your CV and covering letter outlining your experience and reasons for applying clearly stating which role you wish to apply for to

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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