Clinical Services Manager - Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Salary £53,285 per annum - Hospice pay scale 8 B 

NHS Pension is transferrable

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and professional palliative care nurse specialist to lead our clinical services team. This is an exiting and challenging opportunity for you to play a critical role in ensuring people with an active, progressive, end of life illness benefit from the highest standards of specialist palliative care. You will lead dedicated nursing and healthcare professionals to deliver first class services and to achieve continuous improvements - from the services we provide to the experiences of our patients and their families. Those services include an Incare unit, a Day Therapy service, a Lymphoedema Clinic, complementary therapies, rehabilitation service and a family support team.

Working closely with the Chief Executive and Medical Director, you will spearhead innovative and creative services, while balancing valuable resources. You will engage, inspire and influence at all levels - from the clinical services team to the Board of Trustees. Raising our profile, you will bring us to the forefront of specialist palliative care provision.

You will:

  • be a first level registered nurse, with post registration exerience in specialist palliative care and ideally will hold a higher degree in nursing;
  • have proven experience of successfully managing a team;
  • be able to demonstrate a leadership style that is encouraging and supportive, inclusive and approachable;
  • be able to demonstrate strategic vision in developing clinical services; and
  • be ardent about ensuring that the patient remains central to everything we do.

If you are passionate about the delivery of high quality palliative care and would like to become a key member of our innovative and dynamic senior management team we would be glad to hear from you.

To discuss this post in greater detail, please contact David Stewart, Chief Executive, on 01977 781466 or Dr Hazel Pearse, Medical Director, on 01977 781452

Closing date for applications is 28th October 2015 and interviews will take place week commencing 2nd November 2015.

Registered Nurse - Various Roles - Full Time/Part Time/Bank/Maternity Cover

Salary £21,478 to £25,783 pro rata per annum depending on experience

NHS pension is transferrable

Due to the  expansion of bed availability and  a detailed review of staff to patient ratio, we now have vacancies  for Registered Nurses to join various departments within this forward thinking Hospice . A passion and desire to learn  more about palliative care is essential, training can be provided. Some End of Life Experience is desirable for these posts. Newly qualified nursing staff may also be considered

To discuss these posts in greater detail or to arrange an informal visit please contact  Ward Manager Jo Benson  on 01977 781454.

Volunteer Roles - Day Therapy Unit

The Prince of Wales Hospice is expanding its Day Therapy service and is recruiting volunteers to commit to giving some of their time alongside our nursing team to support patients who use the service. These include a variety of roles such as:

Activities support volunteer
To assist the Activities Co-ordinator in setting up and delivering activities, games and quizzes. This role would suit someone interested in craft and art based activities. For more information about the role and its requirements, please download the relevant Role Profile details below.

Art Therapist volunteer
This role will involve planning and facilitating activities to encourage patients to explore art. This role would suit someone with a postgraduate diploma in art therapy or psychotherapy with artistic abilities. For more information about the role and its requirements, please download the relevant Role Profile details below.

Therapy Assistant volunteer
This role will support our physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme in preparing and assisting with exercise sessions either person-centred or in groups. Knowledge of physiotherapy, occupational therapy or personal fitness would be an advantage. For more information about the role and its requirements,
please download the relevant Role Profile details below.

Music Therapy volunteer
This role will suit someone with musical talents and skills not only to play music but to encourage participation and the development of the use of music in the role it can play in assisting patient treatment.

Social Work Assistant volunteer
This role will be to work alongside the social worker to support patient needs and provide administration assistance. Good listening and recording skills would be an advantage to this role.

Complementary Therapist volunteer
To assist the Complementary Therapy staff in delivering therapies to patients and carers. This role will suit someone with recognised qualifications in complementary treatments and independent insurance.

Administration assistant volunteer
This role will be to provide computer input and administration support to the Day Therapy staff e.g. booking appointments, letters. The role would suit someone with previous computer skills and use of clinical software.

A commitment of at least one session between 10am to 3pm on any day from Mondays to Thursdays for all the volunteer roles would be desirable.

To apply for any of our vacancies, please download the relevant application form below and ensure you complete all the applicable forms in full. Alternatively to request an application pack to be posted out, please call the Hospice on 01977 708868 stating which vacancy you wish to apply for.Postal applications need to be returned for the attention of Angela Sibbit at The Prince of Wales Hospice, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4BG and must be marked Private and Confidential. Email applications will need to be sent to and must also be noted as Private and Confidential in the subject line.