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Ward Manager

Hours: 37.5 hr pw – Part-time also considered
Salary: FTE £41,290 - £51,320 p.a. depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role
Closing date: Friday 22 October


St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas through a range of services, including in-patient care and community living well services.


This is an exciting time to join us at St Barnabas Hospice as we continue to work within the integrated care system locally and grow our specialist palliative care services to support more people at end of life across 7 days a week. Above everything else, our service is patient centred.


We are seeking highly motivated Registered clinical professional with significant clinical service development, management, knowledge and experience at Band 7 or above. We seek professionals with a demonstrable flexible and agile approach alongside confident decision-making skills to provide operational and clinical leadership resilience over the winter period.  Applications are welcome from knowledgeable professionals with experience or an interest in specialist palliative care.


This role is offered as a Fixed Term / Secondment contract for 6 months; with immediate start


The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for general management of the ward and safe delivery of patient care, including the assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care
  • Define standards including professional behaviours, competencies and outcomes
  • Develop a positive continuous culture of improvement
  • Manage the supervision and deployment of staff.
  • Provide direct patient care when necessary.
  • Use initiative and work without direct supervision
  • Deputise for the senior team
  • Ensure that appropriate staffing and levels of service are maintained
  • Take management responsibility for the ward as a whole on a shift by shift basis.


The post involves teaching pre and post registration students and apprentice candidates as well as some ongoing responsibility for project management. This post will involve some shift working that may include unsocial hours, in order to understand and support the service

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ellie Hayter on 07825 696767


Staff Benefits:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (additional annual leave after 5 & 10 years’ service)
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership


If you have the passion and drive to succeed, please complete an application form and return it to hr@stbh.org.uk as soon as possible/by the closing date provided.


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.