“I'd always wanted a role where I could make a real difference, so the position at Bluebell Wood just seemed perfect. Now, when I see the children's smiling faces...I feel an incredible sense of pride."
Rob, Communications Officer

Director of Care

£63,801 to £70,442 pa (FTE)

37.5 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a values-based strategic leader with a passion to deliver excellent clinical standards of care to the children, young people and families we support on their palliative journey.   If you have a commitment to drive a culture of patient safety and continuous improvement, ensuring provision of the best palliative experience possible for all children, young people and their families? We would love to hear from you.

As Director of Care you will provide transformational leadership, vision and strategic direction to our clinical and family support services whilst ensuring that we meet our obligations in relation to compliance and regulation. Ensuring that the voices of children and families are heard and that they are involved in shaping the delivery of services.

A career at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is an incredibly rewarding one as you can make a real difference to the lives of children living with life limiting conditions. Everyone works together, supporting each other, to ensure that we seize every opportunity to create memories to treasure for every child and their family.

Click here to download our job pack for full detailed information

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 260 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite stays, short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much, much more

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse or allied health professional who has experience of senior management in a health care setting to be instrumental in leading service development and delivery of excellent specialist paediatric palliative care.

The requirements:

To fulfil the role effectively you will be enthusiastic, demonstrate flexibility, have excellent communication skills, creativity, and vision.  You will have a positive “can do” attitude and commitment to work with all partners fostering and establishing joint working, developing a shared vision ensuring that our children, young people and their families are at the centre of the care provided.

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

  • 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Uniform
  • Eligible for NHS Blue Light Card
  • Eligible for The Company Shop

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to anyone interested in this post, an informal visit can also be arranged. If you are interested, please contact: Susan Wood, Director of Care on 01909 517 369 or email [email protected]

Download the job description and person specification here

Download your application form here

Please download the job pack, job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected]

Closing date:      30th August 2021

Interviews:         10th September 2021

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