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Dougie Mac (united with Donna Louise Trust)
Post date
29 March 2021
Closing date
18 April 2021
Stoke on Trent, ST4 8FN
£35k - £37k
Full time and part time positions considered
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Dougie Mac (now united with Donna Louise Trust) are currently looking to recruit a Team Leader for our Children’s Hospice, who share our passion in providing excellent, personalised and compassionate care to children and their families. Applicants must be a Registered Children’s Nurse or a Learning Disability Nurse with experience of working with children. At Dougie Mac our vision is to be admired as a centre of excellence for palliative and end of life care. Our many different services provide children, their families and carers, with physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support, at home, or here at the Hospice.

About us

Dougie Mac is an open-culture organisation, underpinned by clear strategic aims, vision and values. The Hospices many different services provide patients, their families and carers, with physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support ensuring that all are supported as they face death, dying and loss.

By joining Dougie Mac, you’ll be part of a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to delivering person-led, responsive and cost effective services of the highest quality. And you’ll be supported in your role to develop your skills and those of the people you work with. Staff at Dougie Mac are well-motivated, with professional development pathways, and given opportunities to be reflective in their roles through supervision, reflective practice and supportive line management.

The Hospice offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, funded study, free parking, Paycare and much more.

The right candidate will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, a motivation for continual learning and sharing of knowledge, with the drive to ensure our patients receive the highest possible standard of care. You will work as part of a supportive multidisciplinary team where opportunities exist to develop palliative care expertise and undertake funded degree or masters level study after 6 months.

Have you?

  • Experience of leading a team?
  • Excellent organisation & communication skills?
  • Experience of managing children and young people with a palliative diagnosis?

Can you?

  • Co-ordinate and manage effective and efficient delivery of care for children and young people?
  • Inspire staff to engage in new ways of working such as the use of technology?
  • Support staff through challenging situations/ experiences?

If you have a passion for palliative and complex care across then we’d love to hear from you.

For more information and to apply visit or contact HR on 01782 344300 or email for an application pack.

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