Applications can be returned by post to Gaynor Taylor, HR Advisor, Severn Hospice, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HS. 

Alternatively, they can be emailed to


Director of Care

Salary    £56,252 – £69,351 per annum depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Severn Hospice for a senior practitioner with proven leadership and management experience to join our Senior Management team and undertake the role of Director of Care.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in the delivery and development of clinical services that deliver the highest standards of care and will lead and manage the Hospice’s quality and clinical governance agenda.  They will provide the strategic direction, leadership and change management across a range of clinical services supporting the achievement of the Hospice’s strategic objectives within a dynamic and innovative organisation.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, preferably master’s qualification or be willing to undertake the qualification. Experience in Palliative Care within a Hospice is desirable but not essential.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Heather Palin, Deputy Chief Executive on 01743 236565.

Closing date for completed applications is 4th May 2018

Job Description available here: Director of Patient Care JD 2018

Person Specification available here: Director of Care PS 2018

Application form available here: Application Form (DBS)



Staff Nurse (Qualified RGN Level 1)

37.5 hours based at our Shrewsbury hospice

£21,875 – £28,254 per annum  depending on experience*

Working as part of a nursing team, you will play a key role in maintaining a high standard of patient care including support for the patients’ relatives.

*Excludes weekend and nightshift premia.

NHS pension continuity available for current members

For an application pack, please click here: Application Pack Registered Nurse April 2018

For an application form, please click here: Application Form (DBS)

Closing date for completed applications is 27th April 2018

A DBS Check will be required.


Specialty Doctor (up to 12 month fixed term contract)

Up to 40 hours per week

Salary in line with NHS junior doctor payscale

To assist the Medical Director in  routine clinical and administrative duties within and outside the Hospice. In conjunction with the Palliative Medicine Consultants, to ensure and maintain high standards of patient care and to implement medical policy.

Job description here: Specialty Doctor March 2018

Application form available here: Application Form (DBS)

Closing date 6th April


Hospice at Home Bank Healthcare Assistants

Hospice at Home Bank Registered Nurses

The provision of Hospice at Home nursing care will:-

  • Enable patients to remain at home when home is their preferred place of care/death.
  • Support the avoidance of unnecessary and unwanted admissions to hospital or hospice, particularly in the last few days of life.
  • Be an addition to other statutory and voluntary services, and any other groups or individuals involved in the care of the patient.

The Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses form part of a team providing care and support to the patient within the home environment. They will ensure effective liaison and communication with both the Hospice at Home Sister and key professionals involved in the patient’s care.

Hospice at Home bank shifts are mostly nightshifts (10pm – 7am) in patient’s homes. You will be lone working.

You must understand that although appropriate work may be offered to you if available, the Hospice is under no obligation to do so, and similarly you are under no obligation to accept any offer of work from us.

You will be asked to submit your availability for work on a weekly basis (ideally providing at least 2 nights availability per month).

Mileage to and from patients’ homes is payable at 45p per mile. NB. You will need to have business car insurance to cover your Hospice journeys. Staff will be required to travel up to 25 miles to a patient’s home

Further details for Bank Healthcare Assistant available here: Application Pack – H@H Healthcare Assistant

Application form for Bank Healthcare Assistants available here: Application form H@H Bank HCA


Further details for Bank Registered Nurses available here: Application Pack – H@H Registered Nurse

Application form for Bank Registered Nurses available here: Application form H@H Bank RGN

 For an informal chat about the Hospice at Home positions, please phone 01743 261506





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