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Job vacancy details

Acting Ward Manager - 1 year FTC

Inpatient Unit Clinical
£45,716 - £49,325 per annum (HCA inclusive)
Fixed Term - Full Time
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:
9 May 2021

About us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a leading Hospice who aspires to a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity on one of our wards for an experienced, motivated and emotionally intelligent registered nurse, who has excellent leadership, managerial and clinical skills. This is a key position within the hospice, where you will have the day to day responsibility for leading a team of skilled nurses, caring for patients and their families at the end of life. The wards at St Christopher’s offer opportunities for clinical placements for health care staff learning about end of life care.  These range from student nurses to doctors and nurses worldwide involved in setting up palliative care services.

Please note that this role is being offered on a 1-Year Fixed Term Contract.

To succeed in this role

You will be a resilient practitioner with a keen interest in making a difference to patient care, and have experience of working at Senior Staff Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager level in specialist palliative care or oncology. Additionally, it is just as important to us that you are able to demonstrate good computer skills, be an excellent communicator (both verbally and in writing), and have a passion for positively promoting Equality and Diversity.

Benefits of joining St Christopher’s

  • You will gain a stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities
  • Season ticket loans
  • A number of health and wellbeing schemes
  • A competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan
  • Access to plenty of free local street parking.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anne Nash, Consultant Nurse, on 020 8768 4721 or

To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date:  9th May 2021 at Midnight

Interview Date: TBC

In the event we receive a high amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date.

Apply online
For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on 0208 768 4680

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