Are you a Registered Nurse who shares and believes in our values and wants to make a positive difference by working with an innovative and respected organisation which delivers highest quality support to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across Somerset?

Inpatient UnitCommunity Palliative Care

  • Permanent
  • Salary £32,363 per annum* (pro-rata for part time hours)  

    *Includes 18% unsocial hours’ enhancement

St Margaret's Hospice has ambitious plans to reach more people who need our specialist care and these roles are key to our success. If you hold a RN1 qualification or equivalent, have excellent communication skills and are wanting to make a difference by providing outstanding palliative nursing care, we would love to hear from you.

You should have flexibility to work across a range of care settings and shifts, including evenings, weekends. In the community roles you should be able to travel to different sites and communities within the county.

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 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

We positively welcome enquiries to look around our In Patient Unit or meet our Community Palliative Care Team and to have a discussion about what the roles entail. If you would like to contact us for a visit or friendly informal chat please contact:  


Inpatient Unit

contact Sarah Manges - Lead Nurse on 0845 070 8910 or email [email protected]


Community Team West

contact Jane Radnor-Ortiz, 0845 070 8910 or email [email protected]


To apply via NHS jobs

Community Vacancies click here and Inpatient Vacancies click here


Closing date:  14 December 2017

Interviews will take place early in January 2018


These posts are 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

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