Salary £28,500 - 34,600

Part Time, Full Time and 12 months Fixed Term contracts available.

The Hospice Clinical Nurse (Band 5) role provides direct nursing care for children and young people who require specialist care for additional complex medical needs and palliative care.

We are looking for nurses who will provide a high level of specialist palliative care, encompassing a supportive and holistic approach to the child/young person with a life limiting condition and their family in the Hospice setting. The post holder will uphold the best interests of the child/ young person and their family, and will maximise the use of the multi-skilled team to plan, deliver, evaluate, and maintain safe, compassionate, and effective care.

This post works flexibly including rotation onto nights to cover a 24/7, 365-day service.

We recognise that working in a Children’s hospice is very different to that of the NHS and sometimes applicants are not sure if working in a hospice setting best suits their experience. We hold Claire House values central to our recruitment process. Therefore, we welcome interested applicants to arrange an informal visit and spend time at Claire House ahead of the interview. 

All Claire House employees receive a rewards and recognition package which includes, generous annual leave, life cover, free access to an Employee Assistance Program and counselling service, free parking, access to training and courses and in-house clinical supervision. We also offer additional payments for working regular weekends and nights.  You can also continue with your NHS superannuation scheme or join the Claire House pension scheme.

Should you require any further information or want to discuss the nursing opportunities at Claire House please contact;

Jenni Bell, Hospice Manager: or

Ruth Varey, Deputy Hospice Manager:

We are actively seeking candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.

At Claire House we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and value everyone as an individual.  We are committed to organisational practices which promote diversity and inclusion for all employees and volunteers regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.  Valuing these differences creates a productive environment in which everyone feels valued.

Job description and Person Specification can be found here

All applications must be submitted on a Claire House application form available here. Please email completed application to

Please Note: if you have applied for a Hospice Clinical Nurse post at Claire House in the past 12 months, we ask that you do not reapply.  

Claire House wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its equality policy and we would appreciate your help and co-operation in completing the Equality and Diversity form here.

This organization’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunities and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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