Lead Nurse Specialist Palliative Care

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury, UK
13 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain, Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit. Alternatively, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible.

An exciting opportunity due to retirement has arisen within Salisbury Hospice at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust for the post of Lead Nurse/Modern Matron for specialist palliative care. The post is part time 30hrs. The hospice has a ten bedded inpatient unit, day care centre, community team, hospital palliative care team and hospice at home all supported by a multidisciplinary team. The post holder will have responsibility for specialist palliative care at the hospice and across the acute trust in liaison with the Lead Consultant.

We are looking for a dynamic motivated individual who is able to demonstrate strong leadership, managerial, and role modelling skills, acting as clinical support and adviser to the multi-professional team.

The hospice prides itself on having an exceptionally strong cohesive multi-disciplinary team and a positive and innovative culture. You will be accountable for the nursing workforce, delivery and development of nursing care and responsible for the day to day operational planning and with the Lead Consultant the strategic development

Applicants must have substantial experience of working at Band 7 or above, within specialist palliative care

This post will offer the successful candidate a genuine opportunity for personal and professional development as well as being directly involved in leading the strategic direction of the service in collaboration with the Lead Consultant and wider team whilst maintaining and building on clinical, managerial and leadership skills by working within a clinical management model.

We are seeking applicants who must be able to demonstrate high quality clinical skills and a proven track record to lead, supervise and manage staff. Excellent communication skills are also essential.

For this leadership role, the successful candidate will also need to be particularly skilled at creating and maintaining a positive and healthy culture in a challenging environment. The post holder will be closely supported in the role by the Lead Nurse for Medicine and the Lead Consultant in Palliative Medicine.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Catherine Duncombe or Sarah Hennell on 01722 425113 or e mail,

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Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at Salisbury District Hospital, a daily charge applies. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through the bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, martial status and age.


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