Job opportunity

Community Team Lead


37.5 hrs per week available


£39,110- £44, 490 depending on depth and variety of experience

Closing date: 7 July 2022

About the role

This is an exciting role for an experienced nurse to provide nursing care and leadership in the community setting and to lead on end-of-life care in and around Eastbourne. You’ll predominantly work in the community managing a small team of nurses and care support workers, a small caseload, and provide skilled palliative and end of life nursing care. This includes on-call provision to children and young people (CYP) accessing our services. This role suits to a dynamic and innovative individual who is committed to service improvement in palliative care, due to the locality the post holder will need to work autonomously.

You’ll have responsibility for:

  • Key working, supporting children living with a life-limiting condition, and their family.
  • Delivering respite and end of life care in the home, take CYP on fun outings and access day care at the hospice.
  • Networking and developing collaborative relationships across health, social care and other voluntary services.
  • Leading on end-of-life care within East Sussex, working with stakeholders to establish clear end of life pathways and support networks. You’ll develop a hub of specialist information for CYPs, drive collaboration across the system as well as providing advice, support and education to the clinical team to support children and young people using palliative care services.

The role is predominantly based at the Eastbourne office but will require occasional travel to the hospice West Sussex – just outside Arundel.

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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-limiting conditions.

We’re 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.


  • We’ll support you with a comprehensive clinical skills training programme.
  • 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
  • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover
  • On-site education support
  • 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 further details and an informal discussion about the role please contact Sharon Wheeler (head of children’s services 01903 871822

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