Children's Hospice South West (CHSW)
Barnstaple, Devon
£54,424 - £61,424 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Placing the children and families at the centre of what we do. This a special opportunity to move into a key role reporting to the Director of Care, to support the senior care management teams and ‘Heads of’. You will take the lead for specialist posts within the care team, who take great pride and fulfilment in providing the highest quality of service provision for the care of the children and families that use our services.

To be successful in this post you will need to demonstrate leadership and expertise in one or more of the following area’s (there is significant overlap in these areas and exact accountability/responsibilities will be matched with expertise, experience and development opportunities and there will be a requirement to flex between areas, on a needs or development basis, as directed):

• Quality - Risk, CQC, Governance, Safety, Policy & Procedure, Assurance and Compliance, Audit, Family Engagement.
• Clinical - Clinical Skills and Standards, Education, Competencies, End of Life Care at home, Nurse Led Care, Infection Control, Staff Development.
• Family Support - Sibling and Family care, Bereavement, Clinical Supervision, Safeguarding.
• Operations - Contracts / SLAs, Commissioning, Service Developments, Reporting, Budgets, Grants.

This role requires:

• Extensive successful leadership and operational management experience in providing children’s healthcare services and leading, developing and motivating a large team, ideally over multiple sites.
• Post qualification experience of working with children with life limiting / life threatening conditions, chronic illness or other disability in an acute, community, residential or palliative care setting.
• Wide ranging knowledge and understanding of palliative care practices and palliative care services for children and their families.
• Experience of managing safeguarding issues, clinical audits and evidence-based research and quality assurance programmes.

About Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW):

An established and successful charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) provides hospice care for children with life limiting conditions and their families in the South West of England. This Care is delivered across three bases Charlton Farm, Wraxall, North Somerset, Little Bridge House, Barnstaple, North Devon and St Austell Cornwall. The CHSW ethos is support the whole family and our current delivery model includes care wherever the child is when they need it most including care at the hospice base, at home and virtual support.

Location: South West - Devon, Cornwall, Bristol

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: up to 37 hours per week

Salary: £54,424 - £61,424 per annum (pro rata if part time)

Benefits: ability to maintain NHS pension or join group pension scheme, free onsite parking, generous holiday entitlement which increases with service, enhanced sick pay scheme, family friendly policies, occupational health, wellbeing and counselling services, group life insurance scheme, continuous training and development opportunities, a chance to make a real difference, green agenda, excellent working environment.

You may have experience of the following: Deputy Director of Care, Head of Care, Care Manager, Registered Manager, Care Manager, Care Supervisor, Performance Manager, Residential Care Manager, Clinical Care, Paediatric Care, RSCN, RN, RGN, CQC, etc.

Ref: 99582
Posted on: 27 May 2021
Closed date: 25 June 2021
Job ref: 99582
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management