Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare
£22,039 - £28,744 per annum, pro rata for part time
09 May 2018
23 May 2018
Contract Type


Hours:  22.5 or 30 or 37.5 hours per week on a flexible shift/rota basis
Salary:  £22,039 - £28,744 per annum, pro rata for part time (dependent on experience)

Weston Hospicecare provides specialist care for local people who are living with life-limiting illnesses. A much loved and well supported local charity, the hospice is based in Uphill, a quiet village on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Everyone receives a warm welcome from our hospice team who are devoted to helping those we care for to live as well as they can, for as long as possible, tending to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. Our team of dedicated professionals works both at the hospice and out in our widespread community, striving for people to be treated and cared for in their place of choice, be that within the hospice, their own home, or in a care home.

Are you a warm, caring professional, committed to providing best possible standards of care?

We’re seeking a Registered Nurse to join our friendly, supportive team of highly skilled nurses based primarily at our 10-bed inpatient unit, plus some work within our community team and at our day hospice.

This is a permanent position working a variety of flexible shifts to cover a 24 hour period and includes a share of night duty, weekends and bank holidays with enhancements for unsocial hours. We invite applications for either 22.5 hours, 30 hours or 37.5 hours per week – please clearly mark your preference on your application. Appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS certificate.

  • Contributory pension scheme/NHS Transferrable
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (part-time pro rate)
  • Employee savings scheme
  • Employee assistance programme  
  • Opportunities for challenge events and fundraising
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Free parking
  • Staff consultation group
  • Mentoring program
  • Staff social activities
  • Childcare voucher scheme

Previous experience in palliative care and related study/courses is advantageous, however we provide a full induction programme to support you in the role, a supportive learning environment with highly experienced colleagues, and the successful candidate will enjoy access to a range of academic and/or competency based palliative care programmes to support CPD, revalidation requirements, personal development and progression in your nursing career.

Uphill is a wonderful location with minimal traffic, the beach just a 5 minute walk from the hospice, nature reserves and glorious Somerset countryside on our doorstep. Please visit our website for more information!

For further information or an informal visit please contact Jill Nash, Inpatient Unit Manager on the contact details below, and for an application pack visit our website by clicking on the apply button.

Alternatively please email or call us via reception on 01934 423900. Note: we’re unable to accept CVs without a completed application form. The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday, 23rd May. If your application is successful, the anticipated interview date is Monday, 4th June.

We value and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

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