Job opportunity

Community Staff Nurse – West Sussex


30 – 37.5 hours per week


£32,620 – £37,230 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role

Closing date: 25 May 2022

About the role

This is an exciting role for an experienced nurse to provide nursing care in the community setting. The post holder will predominantly work in the community, managing a caseload, providing skilled palliative nursing care to all Children and Young People (CYP) accessing Chestnut Tree House services.

You will be delivering respite care within the home and take the CYP on fun outings and access day care at the hospice.

You’ll have responsibility for key working, supporting both children living with life-limiting conditions and their families. You will be supported with a comprehensive clinical skills training programme and will also be developed and supported to provide end of life care in the home setting.

This role is suited to a dynamic and innovative individual who is committed to service improvement and supporting young adults in transition. The role will cover the area of West Sussex.

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Please note: Due to the remote location, lack of public transport and work within the community, access to your own transport is essential.


What's it like to work here?

About us

We’re a children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (additional annual leave after 5 & 10 years’ service)
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer, we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

Apply now

For an informal discussion about the role please contact a Chestnut Tree House Manager on 01903 871822.

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