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Director of Care

Jessie May
Post date
13 January 2020
Closing date
2 February 2020
Band 8a
30 - 37.5 (0.8 - 1.0 wte)
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A unique opportunity has arisen to lead, manage and develop services for children and families in one of the leading providers of children’s hospice at home services.

Jessie May provides services to children with life limiting conditions in their own homes and communities including regular respite care, emotional support and care at the end of life. We also offer much needed bereavement support for up to five years.

Jessie May is an independent charity established in 1996, providing a children’s hospice at home service based in Bristol and serving families across Bath, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We currently support 140 children and 50 bereaved families.

The Director of Care and all of the Nursing and care staff are employed by University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust but work for Jessie May. The post holder will lead this team of qualified children’s nurses supplemented with a number of nursery nurses and carers.

Partnership working is key and we work closely with other providers in the NHS, social care and voluntary sector for the benefit of the children and families who need our support.

This post has all the advantages of the terms and conditions of employment in the NHS combined with the flexibility and autonomy of working for a small independent charity. You will be joining a team of staff across care, fundraising and administration all of whom are passionate about the work they do in supporting children and families and becoming part of the larger Jessie May family which includes our volunteers, our donors and supporters as well as the children and families we support.

For further details / informal visits contact: Chris Roys CEO on 0117 961 6840.

To apply go to NHS jobs

The job reference is 387-WC-4012-SH-B

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