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Registered Nurse

Barnstaple, Devon

  • Full time
  • 2024-07-30
  • £32,664 - £40,021 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 010724-50623

Our hospices in Devon, Bristol and Cornwall have been providing expert, individualised care to support children, young people and their families for more than 30 years. We’re hoping to reach even more families in 2023 and are currently recruiting Nurses from a variety of different nursing settings and backgrounds for our hospices. As well as Children’s Nurses, we have opportunities for RGNs, RNLDs.

We have also introduced an enhanced package of benefits for all our staff

Benefits of joining our team include…
Starting salary £32,664 to £38,542 depending post qualification experience, annual increments, rising to £40,021
Enhancements for working weekends, nights and bank holidays
33 days annual leave rising to 35 with long service, plus bank holidays
Annual NMC registration fees paid
Enhanced sickness benefits rising to 6 months full pay, 6 months half pay
Nurturing and supportive working environment
Excellent training and development opportunities
Retention of NHS pension
Free on-site parking

More about being a CHSW Nurse…

You will use your specialist clinical skills to help provide individualised paediatric and palliative care that puts the family at the centre of everything you do. Our beautiful, welcoming hospices provide an incredibly calming and supportive haven for families facing the death of their child.

You will have time to develop your skills as part of a clinical, educational, psychological and holistic network across South West England, enabling you to care for our most clinically complex children with confidence.

On a typical day you could be dealing with a tracheostomy, supporting a ventilated child or making up a syringe driver in the morning and enriching the lives of the children through fun and play in the afternoon. A rare opportunity to provide truly holistic care, ensuring dreams are fulfilled and precious memories are made.

The care and support we provide can span many years, or be a brief moment in time, being there when families need us most. You will leave each day knowing you have made a real difference.
What our Nurses say about working at CHSW…

“We have time to care and time with the opportunity to grow, to nurture, to support and learn.”

“We get support with training, not just clinical training, but support psychologically. Emotionally, we are able to develop and to grow because of the all round holistic support that is provided.”

“Everyone’s really encouraged to bring their own individual qualities with them to the hospice.  We are supported to develop their skills further. I know I am really valued for my own speciality. We are very much nurtured to grow.”

“I thought the hospice was going be all end of life care, but as well as the end of life and bereavement care, it is also about getting to know the family and supporting them on their journey, long or short, and having the time to do that. As a nurse there’s not many jobs where you are able to spend quality time with a family. It is a real privilege.”

“We are a very close-knit team and the type of work we do brings us together as a team.”
Join our team…

At Children’s Hospice South West, you have time to be the best nurse you can be. To find out more please see the job description and person specification on this page. To arrange an informal chat or visit one of our hospices, please call 01271 325270.

NOTE: when applying please include a full CV with employment history with education / training information and also upload your supporting statement in addition to your CV (if you have any difficulties with this, please contact HR at

Closing Date: 30/07/2024
Interview Date: TBC

CHSW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all employees must obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Charity Registration Number 1003314

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

Shifts are worked on a flexible shift pattern over 24 hours, 7 days per week including weekends and Bank Holidays and includes rotation. CHSW does not operate set shift patterns. The rota include shifts of up to 12.5 hours.

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Job location

Little Bridge House
Redlands Road
EX31 2PZ


Job category

Allied health professionals


Children's Hospice South West

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For more than 30 years Children’s Hospice Southwest has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services. We are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of our three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family.

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