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Job vacancy details

Clinical Nurse Specialist (15 Month Maternity Cover)

Care Directorate
£45,024 to £50,806 per annum (inclusive of HCA)
Fixed Term - Full Time
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
Closing date:
16 January 2022

Department:               Care Directorate / Sydenham Community 

Tenure/Hours:          Fixed Term Contract / 37.5 hours per week (Full Time - 15-month Maternity Cover)

Salary:                        £45,024 to £50,806 per annum (inclusive of HCA) 

Please note, salary will be determinded on service within the role                   

Do you aspire to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is highly regarded around the globe? Would you like to be part of a committed and supportive multi-disciplinary team that delivers empowering and compassionate nursing care? Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills within an organisation that values their staff and offers a comprehensive wellbeing programme? Then St Christopher’s, and this role may be for you.

St Christopher’s has services spanning the London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, and are connected to partner health and social care organisations in all the boroughs we support. St Christopher’s CARE, provides learning and development to the communities we support, and we have academic links with a number of universities, nationally and internationally.

We are looking for compassionate nurses to join us and have opportunities in our Sydenham based community palliative care team, who visit people in their homes across Croydon, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark; and also see people in our outpatient department. Whether you’re a registered nurse with experience in end of life care, or a nurse who would like to develop your career in palliative care, we might just have the opportunity for you.

About us

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

As a clinical nurse specialist, you will offer the patients and families your skills in symptom control, social, emotional and spiritual care, in addition to providing advice, support and education to the primary health care team and hospital staff where appropriate, as part of an interdisciplinary team.

To succeed in this role

You will be a compassionate nurse with proven experience in palliative care/oncology with relevant qualifications and experience of working at Band 6/equivalent or above. You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work efficiently in a disciplinary team and manage stressful situations.

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
  • 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 Lorna Malcolm or Lindsey Gibbs - Clinical Team Leads on 0208 768 4500 or

Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date:  16th January 2022 at Midnight

Interview Date: 28th January 2022 

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

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