Together for Short Lives
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Head of Clinical Programmes

ENEI Disability Confident
Post date
20 December 2021
Closing date
17 January 2022
Home Based with National travel
Circa £50 000 dependent on experience
35 hours per week
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Together for Short Lives is the UK charity to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours. We work with families and the brilliant people and services that support them – in hospitals, in children’s hospices and in the community – to ensure that children and families get the support they need.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our highly successful, passionate, and driven Practice Service and Development Team, as the lead for our clinical programme delivery. Through collaboration and partnership working you will play a key role in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of our various project streams in children’s palliative care. You will play a key part in helping shape the future vision for children’s palliative care in the UK and will lead our work to help families and develop clinical programmes to support professionals and organisations.

You will be responsible for ensuring that projects are successfully delivered to time and budget according to detailed project plans. You will have outstanding networking and influencing skills, adept at building strong partnerships with a range of stakeholders, partners and organisations (statutory and voluntary sector) that operate across the UK, children and their families.

About you
You will be a registered children’s nurse who is passionate about the development of children’s palliative care and be inspired by the potential to transform the lives of seriously ill children and their families. You will have significant experience of managing and leading projects and service development.
You will have a track record of building strong and effective working relationships with excellent communication skills, and a proven ability to deliver above and beyond, you will have the confidence to communicate with and influence stakeholders at all levels.
Being collaborative, creative, and solution-focused will come naturally to you. and you will be excited to drive forward the projects to deliver tangible change for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Please note this role is home based but there will be the need to regularly travel to various locations across the UK. Travel also to Together for Short Lives’ Bristol office will be a regular and necessary part of this role.

We are always looking for talented people and welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief and sexual orientation. However, we particularly encourage applications from those with disabilities or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the charity sector.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please email helena.dunbar@togetherforshortlives to arrange a convenient time.

Applying for the role:

Complete the forms below and email them to by 9am on Monday 17 January 2022:

Together for Short Lives is a Disability Confident Employer. We also offer a guaranteed interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you qualify do complete this form and return with your application. Guaranteed Interview Scheme form

Interviews will be held on Monday 24 January via Zoom

No agencies or media sales enquiries please.



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