Together for Short Lives
Call the Helpline 0808 8088 100

Hospice Clinical Nurse

Claire House
Post date
15 October 2021
Closing date
1 November 2021
NHS Band 5 £25,655-31,534 Depending on experience
Contact email

We are searching for extra special Child/LD Nurses who have experience, passion and pride when caring for babies, children and young people. Claire House is a unique working environment that enriches both personally and professionally. We are looking for individuals who, at their core, are kind, resilient and enjoy working as part of a small dedicated team

We recognise that working in a children’s hospice is very different to that of the NHS and sometimes applicants are not sure which role best suits their experience. We hold Claire House values central to our recruitment process. Therefore, shortlisted candidates are invited to spend time at Claire House ahead of the interview. This time consists of; having a tour of the hospice, mixing with some hospice staff to find out more about the roles and having time to ask questions in a more relaxed environment. There will be a short interview, for which, each candidate will have time to consider the questions and reflect on their experiences to support their answers.

Posts will commence early February 2022

Hospice Clinical Nurse:

This role has responsibilities similar to NHS Band 5 Nurse, providing direct care to babies, children and young people plus, overseeing and supporting HCSWs, APs and Student Nurses. Preceptorships and training will be tailored to the individual. RSCN/RN Child /LD with experience of working with children and young people, ideally those with complex health needs or with experience of palliative care is desirable. The ability to demonstrate compassion and work well in a small team is essential.

All Claire House employees receive a rewards and recognition package which includes, generous annual leave, life cover, free access to an Employee Assistance Program and counselling service, free parking, access to training and courses and in-house clinical supervision. We also offer additional payments for working regular weekends and nights. You can also continue with your NHS superannuation scheme or join the Claire House pension scheme.

Should you require any further information or want to discuss the nursing opportunities at Claire House please contact;

Lorraine Palmer, Head of care workforce, education & quality:
Jenni Bell, Hospice Manager:

We are actively seeking candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.
At Claire House we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and value everyone as an individual. We are committed to organisational practices which promote diversity and inclusion for all employees and volunteers regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief. Valuing these differences creates a productive environment in which everyone feels valued.

Please visit our website for the job description & application form

Completed applications should be emailed to
Closing date for applications: 1st November 2021

Please note this date cannot be rearranged for individuals

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview

This organization’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunities and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

Jobs in palliative care