East Lancashire Hospice

Staff Nurse

Post Title:                    Staff Nurse

Responsible to:         Head of Inpatient Unit 

Type of Contract:     Permanent

Hours  Negotiable:   Full time/Part time negotiable

Salary WTE:                Dependant on experience - Staff Nurse £34,167 – 35,603

Closing Date:            10th June 2024 – these posts will close when there are sufficient suitable applicants

Interview Date:        TBC

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These posts 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. 

The Successful Candidate

Are you a registered nurse with a passion for delivering excellence in palliative and end of life care or using well developed leadership skills to support and develop the team and service?  if so, due to exciting developments we are expanding our teams to be able to provide additional support for those people needing our services and those that matter to them. 

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced registered Nurse to join our team in a Staff Nurse role working within our Inpatient Ward with some outreach to support out community patients.  A registered nursing qualification is essential for these roles as is a full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for work purposes and  a minimum of 6 month experience.

Interested? Take a look at our website, complete an application form and/or contact us for an informal visit. Please note recent applicants need not reapply.

What we offer

Competitive salary inclusive of weekends, Bank Holidays and Nights (pro-rata for part time hours). 

Dependent on experience

Staff Nurse £34,167 – 35,603

Shifts are planned on a roster basis, which will include weekends, Bank Holidays and rotation to nights however a range of working patterns can also be considered including for example night contracts. You can continue to pay into the NHS pension if you already do so and have done so during the past 12 months. 

We have an excellent, collaborative working environment, 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. 

Equality and Diversity

We support an inclusive and holistic working environment and aim to empower our people to bring their authentic self to work. We are committed to this and so encourage applications from all individuals with the required skills for the role inclusive of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, colour, caste, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, socio-economic background, trade union membership status, marriage, and civil partnerships. ELH is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and volunteers.


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 the online application form with supporting information (no more than two sides of A4) explaining how your experience meets the needs of our patients/the role. Please make sure you read through the job description and outline your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job in the supporting information box, whilst detailing your career history in the relevant fields.  

You may also send your application directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk stating which job you are interested in, along with the 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.

Previous recent applicants need not reapply and unfortunately at present we are unable to support Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK

Name:            Gaynor Barlow – Interim Ward Manager/Head of Inpatient Unit

Email:             Gaynor.Barlow@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone:    Team  on 01254 965851

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download from our website: 

Job Description:

Staff Nurse

Application Form

Alternatively, these documents can be obtained from the recruitment team on: 01254 965833