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Salary: £33,000 - £40,000 per annum, dependant on knowledge and experience

Hours:       37.5 hours per week, on an internal rotation of duty basis.

The modern hospice movement founded by Dame Cicely Saunders is 50 years old this year. Over the last 50 years there have been changes in population demographics with people living longer due to healthier environments, lifestyle, nutrition and advances in medical and nursing care. As people live longer the nature of their end of life care needs have changed. At Katharine House Hospice we are looking to develop our services in order to meet these changing needs, in particular around long term conditions such as Heart Failure and neurological conditions.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic experienced person who will portray the values of Katharine House Hospice. Whilst we are looking to appoint a Sister/Ward Manager, we would be keen to hear from those currently holding a similar post as well as those employed in a Sister post and looking for an opportunity to progress. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate a keen interest and knowledge of palliative care and we would welcome interest from those with experience of supporting patients at end of life with long term chronic conditions in acute, residential or community settings.

In addition, you must have current registration with the NMC, be educated to at least degree level and have at least 2 years management experience in a clinical setting.

Please note, an enhanced DBS clearance will be required for this role.

Informal visits are actively encouraged, to arrange this or for an informal discussion, please contact Sally Whitmore on 01785 254645.

Application packs can be downloaded from this website below, or requested by contacting the Personnel Office on 01785 218257 or by email from

Please note: Applications must be completed, signed and submitted as hard copies, by 5pm on the closing date below; unfortunately we are unable to accept or consider CVs

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 22 November 2017