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Registered Nurse

Ty Hafan
Post date
15 June 2022
Closing date
29 June 2022
Sully, near Vale of Glamorgan
£24907 - £30615 per annum
37.5 hours
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An exciting new permanent opportunity has arisen within our Care Services team for a Deputy Lead Nurse working as part of the Tŷ Hafan Care leadership team, at our wonderful children’s Hospice based in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan.

What will I be doing?

You will be working closely with our lead nurses to provide high quality leadership of the hospice-based care team. You will be responsible for taking charge of shifts; deploying resources to ensure the continuous delivery of safe and effective palliative care and support for children and young people, and their families; and making timely and effective clinical decisions.

This is an extremely rewarding role and includes direct work with our families, colleagues across care services including with community and hospital-based teams and with wider facilities team. The role also includes working with external stakeholders when taking charge of a span of duty and managing telephone calls from incoming enquiries for help and support.

You will have a values-focused approach in being caring, collaborative and professional.

Full flexibility will be required for this role covering Monday – Sunday including unsociable hours and bank holidays.

About us:

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children and support for their families throughout Wales. We offer comfort, care and support to children and young people with life limiting conditions, supporting them and their families at our hospice, in the community and in their homes. Tŷ Hafan provides care, comfort and support throughout the childs’ life, helping our families to ensure a short life is a full life. We are also there for families in times of crisis, at end of life and beyond.

Our vision is to see a Wales where children who may die in childhood live a fulfilling family life.

Our mission is to offer a high standard of free care to children in Wales who may die in childhood in order to enrich their quality of life, and support their families during life, at end of life and through bereavement.

Our values are caring, collaborative and professional.

The benefits of working for Tŷ Hafan include:

  • unsociable hours payments for nights, evenings, weekends and bank holidays (ranging from +20% to +60%)
  • investment in you and your professional career with allocated time for professional development and training opportunities
  • holiday entitlement of 30 days (rising to 32 days with service) plus Bank Holidays
  • the ability to continue with your NHS pension or to enter a Group Personal Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 5%
  • employee Assistance Programme, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership and shopping discount schemes
  • formal clinical supervision
  • a comprehensive induction plan and learning and development opportunities

For further information, please see the attached job description and person specification, or email

Tips for candidates – all applications and interviews will be assessed using the person specification included within the job description.

Please note this role is subject to the outcome of a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure check and two satisfactory references.

The listing will be closed as soon as sufficient applicants have been received.

Interviews to be confirmed.

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