Job opportunity

Community Staff Nurse


37.5 per week (minimum of 22.5 considered)


£36,872 – £38,665 (depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role)

Plus, up to £1,000 welcome payment (subject to T&Cs)

Closing date: 23 May 2024

About the role

This is an exciting time to join our clinical team whilst we are undergoing expansion, service transformation and development. We’re investing in a wide range or roles within the clinical team to support our work with children, young people and families. This role will be based at the Eastbourne office, with travel over Sussex.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and passionate nurses to provide Children / Young People (CYP’s) palliative care working in the hospice community team. Children’s palliative care involves delivering short respite breaks aimed at having fun and ‘adding life’ to shortened years as well as end of life care and care after death. You will be part of a multi disciplinary team including nurses, nursing associates, health care assistants, activities coordinators and a child and family support team.  The role will involve some evening and weekend visits and will also involves working as a 24/7 rota when providing end of life care in the community.

We have a mixture of adult, learning disability and paediatric nurses working in the care team and value all the different skills that nurses bring. You do not need to have experience of working in palliative care or paediatrics as we offer a comprehensive development and preceptorship programme along with inhouse training which can be delivered to support staff to achieve clinical skills and confidence.

This role will provide you with job satisfaction, knowing that every day you have given exceptional care. You will be provided with numerous development opportunities and will see what an exciting career palliative care can be.

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.

You will be joining our organisation at a very exciting time, as St Barnabas Hospices and Martlets Hospice are in the process of merging. Bringing our teams and resources together, as one organisation means we can focus on new and exciting visions and plans for our people and patients and provide even greater opportunities for our workforce


  • Company pension scheme or NHS pension scheme for eligible employees
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • On-site education support and study leave opportunities
  • Option to access Health Shield and cover your everyday cost of healthcare for less
  • Free parking, subsidised meals and various social activities
  • Corporate rate gym membership, discounts with local complementary therapies and Blue Light Card

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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 the clinical managers on 01903 871822

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