““We can’t change the journey the children, young people and families are going on, but we can lighten their load and help them make beautiful memories along the way."

Mandy Binney, Community Team Leader

Quality and Education Lead

£44,933 to £47,684 pa (FTE)

37.5 hours per week

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 300 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 short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more.  It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is the only children’s hospice located within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB ICS). SYB ICS serves a population of 1.5 million, in five local places (Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield).

The role:  

Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice working in partnership with SYB ICS are committed to delivering appropriate, high quality and sustainable palliative care to children, young people and their families within South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

This is a newly created post, it is an excellent opportunity if you want to be instrumental in shaping and contributing to the developments in the paediatric palliative agenda across the SYB ICS to meet the National Service Specification for Children’s and Young People’s palliative care.

You will be based at the Children’s Hospice but also work with the community nursing teams within the SYB ICS. The post will focus on the design and delivery of training, on the job learning and engagement with the clinical teams to facilitate high quality learning and improvement in the delivery of palliative care to children and families. 

The requirements:

We are looking for someone with a passion for children’s palliative care and clinical education.

We need someone who shows educational leadership and clinical knowledge, with the skills and confidence to develop the team’s knowledge, competency, and confidence in the delivery of paediatric palliative care and end of life care.

You will be required to work both autonomously and as part of the team. You will have a flexible approach to work showing dedication to developing the service both within the hospice and in the community 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

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:

For informal enquiries 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 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:                    27th June 2021

Interview Date:                 16th July 2021

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