East Lancashire Hospice

Clinical Lead/Ward Manager Inpatient Unit

Post Title:                     Clinical Lead/Ward Manager – Hospice Inpatient Unit

Responsible to:        Clinical Services Lead

Type of Contract:   Permanent

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week

Salary WTE:              £47,911                  

Closing Date:           20 October 2021 – this post will close when there are sufficient suitable applicants

Interview Date:       Individually arranged

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This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabi­lita­tion of Offenders Act 1974

East Lancs Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

With appro­ximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremen­do­usly. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.

Clinical Lead/Ward Manager – Hospice Inpatient Unit

The successful candidate will hold continuous respon­sibility for the provision of effective and inspi­rational leadership of the Inpatient Unit team to ensure effective ward orga­nisa­tion, the timely and appropriate assessment of patient needs, and high standards of nursing/­clinical care including the development, imple­men­ta­tion and evaluation of indi­vidu­alised care plans for those admitted to the unit.

The Successful Candidate

As a registered nurse with overall respon­sibility of the inpatient unit, you must have previous experience at ward management level or a senior leadership role within a ward environment. You will have highly developed commu­nica­tion, assessment and care planning skills and be able to demonstrate significant under­standing of service improvement and change management. Continuous post-regis­tra­tion professional development relevant to the role is expected and experience in and/or education in palliative care or equivalent is desirable. As a strong and effective leader you must be confident in dealing with difficult situations and be passionate about people and driving high standards for those in our care.

Please fully complete the application form to ensure you demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role.

What we offer

The salary for this role is £47,911 working 37.5 hours across 5 days flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Continuation of NHS Pension contri­butions possible. We have an excellent, colla­borative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will have access to learning and development oppor­tuni­ties, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.

Aside from the terms and conditions detailed above, you will joining a very special and unique orga­nisa­tion, where people are at the heart of everything we do.


For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk

Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Carol Evans

Email: Carol.Evans@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 287017

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below.

Job Description 

Application Form 

Alter­natively, these documents can be obtained from the general admi­nis­tra­tion team on: 01254 287016