Care Team Leader

£43,127.03 to £45,767.04 pa (FTE) (dependent on skills and experience) plus enhancements for night shifts

Full and part time hours available

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young people whose lives are just too short. Our aim is to reach every family that needs our help and to offer them the very best choice of care. Did you know that every year we need to raise £6.5m to keep our doors open and only around 16 percent of our income comes from statutory funding. The rest has to be raised through fundraising activity. 

Our services include short overnight stays and community breaks at home or in the hospice. We also support the whole family from diagnosis with our multi-disciplinary Family Support team who provide counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy and much more. Our care team supports these families in our modern, purpose built building. All our rooms/bedrooms have a homely feel. We have a sensory room, spa pool, cinema room and six acres of gardens. 

We support families from a large geographical area, including South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. The hospice is easily accessible from Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield and North Notts. We have free secure on-site parking for families and staff to use.

The role

We are seeking to recruit a Team Lead for the in house care team. Your role will involve working in a coordinated way with other Team Leads to oversee the day to day running of the care floor. This will include overseeing the off duty rota, management and planning of both planned and unplanned admissions, overseeing the delivery on symptom management and EOL care, taking responsibility for areas of governance and audit and line managing a small team of nurses and support workers, in addition to looking at ongoing opportunities for service development. Working in the Team Leader role, you will  lead with enthusiasm to support a resilient and motivated team, delivering a high standard of holistic care.  

The requirements

To fulfil the role effectively you must be NMC registered and have relevant clinical and managerial experience.  To deliver services you will also be able to work flexibly and collaboratively across the care services.

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

  • 33 days’ annual leave (pro rata) with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay - following six month probationary period
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced statutory maternity pay
  • Enhanced statutory paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Access to UK Healthcare's DoctorLine
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • 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:

For more information, please contact Kate Kelly, Head of Care, on 01909 514 360, email [email protected] 

Download your application form here

Download the Job Description and Person Specification from the Recruitment Pack  

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:    Monday 29th July 2024

Interviews:        Thursday 22nd August 2024

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