East Lancashire Hospice

Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists /Developmental

Post Title:                     

Post 1: Development Role – Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Post 2: Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

(dependant on experience/­qualifications)

Responsible to:         Head of Community Specialist Services

Type of Contract:     Permanent

Hours:                            Full time 37.5 hours

Salary WTE:                 

Post 1: £41,637 to £45,912  

Post 2: £45,912 

Pro Rata:                      For less than 37.5 hours

Closing Date:              Wednesday 28 February 12 midday

Interview Date:         TBC

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. 

Hospice Specialist Nursing Team

Post 1: Development Role – Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)  OR Post 2: Clinical Nurse Specialist (dependant on experience/­qualifications)

As we develop our hospice specialist nursing team to meet increasing need within our communities, we have exciting opportunities for forward thinking, enthusiastic and motivated registered nurses with experience in palliative and end of life care to join us and play a significant role in shaping our services as well as your own development.

The team provides a 7 day service including weekends and bank holidays worked on a rota basis.  You will work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner alongside the multi-professional team managing a caseload of patients in the community. 

Post 1: Development Role - Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Salary: £41,637 rising incrementally to £45,912 

Applications welcome from those who have part-completed this development

Post 2: Clinical Nurse Specialist

For those who already have the desirable qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience 

Salary: £45,912

These posts have been created to support the development of the specialist community nursing team and the enhanced skills of practitioners to incorporate advanced clinical practice. Successful candidates will already have, or be supported to develop clinical examination skills and non-medical prescribing. Once completed the post holder will support the development of the team working within the four pillars of advanced practice. The role will have clinical leadership and oversight of the caseload and will support the Head of Department to develop the service in line with commissioning intentions and in line with ELH business strategy.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you – Informal visits welcome

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will already be working in the field of palliative care and will need to demonstrate drive and a ‘can do’ attitude to support the delivery of the service and service developments. Although not directly line managing the team, the post holder will have demonstrate leadership capabilities to support the clinical work of the team, managing competing priorities and supporting the day to day running of the service. The post holder will support the development of relationships external to the hospice and support collaborative approaches to care across Blackburn with Darwen.

What we offer

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, well-being support 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 Clinical Services Director on 01254 965831 / Carol.Evans@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download from our website: www.­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk  
Alternatively, these documents can be obtained from the recruitment team on: 01254 96583

Application Form

Job Description - Role 1

Job Description - Role 2