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Team Leader, Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
14 January 2019
Closing date
3 February 2019
Band 7 (£33,222-£43,041) per annum depending on experience
37.5 hours per week
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An exciting Team Leader opportunity (Fixed Term Contract) has arisen for a motivated registered children’s nurse with excellent leadership skills and experience of caring for life-limited children and their families.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced children’s nurse to lead a team of nurses and care team members working with children with complex health and palliative care needs on a fixed term contract. You will need to have experience of working with children and their families, have excellent and sensitive communication skills and have experience leading and managing a team and be hard working and flexible. The rewards though are unique: a caring and nurturing work environment, comprehensive training and support and the opportunity to continue to have patient contact and to deliver high quality care.

The Charity:

Helen & Douglas House cares for terminally ill children, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care. We provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together. As a charity we rely almost entirely on donations to support our families.

The Benefits:

Helen & Douglas House offer the following benefits:
• 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years)
• We are a direction agency for the NHS Pension Scheme. Membership to the NHS pension scheme is available to employees who have contributed to the NHS pension scheme in the previous 12 months.
• Eyecare voucher scheme
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Cycle scheme
• Occupational sick pay and maternity pay
• A flexible working environment
• Subsidised staff dining facilities

What Next?

If you have any questions please e-mail or call the HR Team on 01865 794749. If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or a tour of the hospice, please do call and we can arrange you to meet with the Helen House team.

For any internal candidates interested in applying, please contact your Team Leader initially for an informal discussion.

Please complete the application process through Helen and Douglas House website, unfortunately we cannot accept any CV’s by email or via other websites/Job boards.

The closing date for the vacancy is Midnight, Sunday 3rd February 2019.

Staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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