Swindon, Marlborough and north east Wiltshire
(Equivalent to NHS Band 8a)
13 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019


Are you a highly experienced Senior Nurse looking for a challenging new role? Functioning as a clinical expert and leader this post will be required to work closely with our senior leadership team in managing day to day services across hospital, home and hospice care. We require an energetic, highly visible nurse to work across the organisation to influence strategic developments in the new commissioning environment.

Prospect Hospice is an ambitious and caring organisation. We are passionate about providing excellent, personalised and compassionate care; and are looking to recruit motivated nurses who share these values. It’s an exciting time to join us as we are undergoing a significant period of change and are looking for people committed to the highest standards of patient care who can help us make a real difference to patients and to service improvements as we continue to evolve and grow.


37.5 hours per week – with flexibility to work evenings/weekends as required.

A little bit about us

We are an independent hospice supporting a community of 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and North Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire. It is the only dedicated provider of specialist end of life care services within the area. The Hospice’s multi-professionals teams support people in the community, in care homes, at the Great Western Hospital and at the Hospice in Wroughton. Care is also extended to the families and friends of patients.

What is the role?

This is a senior leadership role across all of our services, providing clinical and managerial leadership to clinical staff, acting as a role model to inspire, motivate and empower nurses to ensure excellence in patient care across the organisation.

You will be work with various teams across the Hospice including the Board of Trustees, Directors, Patient Services staff as well as community services to manage the day to day services across the hospice care. Your specific line management responsibilities will be for our team of clinical nurse specialists. You will have operational and strategic responsibility for the Hospital to Home teams and promote the openness and transparency across Hospice Services. You will contribute to the delivery of Patient Services’ strategy to reach and influence care through clinical leadership and by participating in education and training and audit initiatives. You will provide expert advice and influence within the Hospice and to external stakeholders to help shape workforce planning, delivery of safe staffing, business development, service reviews and future pathway planning.

About you:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Masters Level qualification or willingness to undertake this in post
  • Specialist Palliative care qualification
  • Specialist palliative care experience with substantial experience of working at CNS level
  • Non-medical prescriber

It would also be great if you have:

  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Teaching certificate
  • Patient Assessment and Clinical Examination Module (PACE)

What’s in it for me?

We are changing and growing. It’s an exciting time to join an independent local charity where everyone’s ideas are encouraged and staff participation is really important to us.

We’ll also provide you with a welcoming and supportive working environment, other benefits include:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata for part-time)
  • Contributory pension scheme (NHS transferrable)
  • Occupational health and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Family-friendly policies and practice
  • Supportive induction, and training and development
  • Free parking

Informal Visits

Informal visits are encouraged, to arrange a visit please contact Sally Phipps on 01793 816194

Closing date for applications – Monday, 25th February 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 5th March 2019

For further information or to apply please visit our website

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we received, it is not possible to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, following the closing date of this vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful.