• Fixed term – Maternity Leave cover
  • Yeovil
  • 15 hours per week available
  • £11,230 per annum - based on a full-time salary of £27,700.67 per annum

Are you registered nurse, occupational therapist or physiotherapist who believes in our values and wants to make a positive difference by working with an innovative and respected organisation.

Due to maternity leave an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team as a lymphoedema keyworker.  Working predominantly at our Yeovil site, the role involves some cross-site working.

Our team provides patient-focused care to patients with lymphoedema throughout Somerset, regardless of cause. This includes patients with primary or secondary lymphoedema as well as those with advanced disease. We also work closely with the breast care department to monitor patients at risk of developing lymphoedema. We provide a wide range of services including exercise groups.

The successful applicant will be providing patient-focused care to patients with mild to moderate chronic oedema in Somerset and full training will be provided.  Applicants should have first level registration or professional qualification, with demonstrable relevant post-registration experience.  Community or outpatient experience is desirable but not essential, along with experience in Doppler assessment, compression hosiery and below knee short stretch bandaging. 

In return we offer a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment, the opportunity to develop new skills, and the satisfaction of being an integral part of the St. Margaret’s team helping make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset. Some of the benefits we provide include:

  • The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within the last 12 months). Alternatively, you can join the Hospice pension plan.
  • Recognising your continuous service date for holiday entitlement when you join the Hospice directly from the NHS or another hospice.
  • Free car parking.
  • Confidential free 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme:
  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Information and Advice
  • Vitality wellbeing health promotions

For more information please contact

Ali Batchelor

Lead Lymphoedema Nurse on 01823 346950


To apply go to NHS jobs

Closing date:  12 March 2019

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and an appropriate Enhanced Disclosure application will be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check previous spent and unspent convictions that are not subject to filtering rules introduced on 29 May 2013.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the following documents before applying:

Guidelines for Applicants

Employee Handbook