Registered Nurse Band 5 - AFC banding points 16-23

Salary: £30,786 - £37,841

Hours: 37.5 per week 

We’re looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Staff Nurse who can drive forward Trinity’s vision and values and ensure safe, outstanding care for patients. Together, the inpatient unit (IPU) team at Trinity makes a real difference to the lives of people affected by serious long-term conditions and helps set the standard for specialist palliative and end of life care.

By coming to work at Trinity you’ll be joining a dedicated team with a shared ambition to provide the best quality care for our patients, helping them to make the best of every moment. 

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic we have worked hard to balance our two priorities of ensuring patients continue to receive the best care and providing a safe environment for our staff to work in. The successful candidate will play an important part in ensuring that the entire IPU team continues to be effective, safe and resilient as the pandemic continues to generate new challenges.

In August 2019 the Care Quality Commission rated our care as Outstanding. We provide our people with the training, personal development and support that they need to do what they do best, to learn, and grow. Most of our team tells us that they feel proud, valued, respected and inspired working at Trinity. If you choose to apply to join us, we hope you will share our commitment to excellence, continuous improvement and development.

You will find more details in the pack and job description/person specification documents below. 

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Band 5 Staff Nurse

  • To plan, implement and evaluate evidence- based nursing care strategies for patients and their carers in an open and co-operative manner respecting the rights of the individual.
  • To anticipate the changing needs of patients and emotionally prepared the patient and family.
  • To participate in IDT discussions to inform the management plan for patients.
  • To undertake bereavement meetings with the necessary support and training.
  •  In conjunction with the band sixes, lead on the day to day management of the discharge process.
  • To disseminate the management plans for the patients to the rest of the nursing team.

Skills and experience required

  • Up to date NMC registration.
  • A willingness to take part in studies in specialist palliative care and develop their clinical experience.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to assess complex needs of patients and plan, implement and evaluate appropriate nursing actions
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of specialist palliative care/ oncology or other related field
  • Enjoy working as part of a nursing team
  • A passion for working with and supporting the needs of adults with a life-limiting condition, with a real commitment to delivering the highest level of care at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.


  • We match Agenda for Change/NHS terms and conditions for maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • Length of service for those joining directly from another CQC regulated organisation (NHS, social care, hospice) is recognised in annual leave, maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • A pension scheme is offered with employer contributions of up to 7.5% or a continuation of your existing NHS pension
  • A generous 27 days annual leave increasing to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years, plus bank holidays (any bank holidays worked will be given back in lieu)
  • Cycle to work scheme and interest-free season ticket loans available
  • Free eyesight test for DSE users and a contribution towards the cost of glasses
  • 25% store discount in Trinity shops
  • Life assurance cover
  • Lots of opportunities to attend exciting and high-profile events e.g. a staff lottery to attend our regular biannual Gala dinner; participating in Royal visits, and the annual summer garden party
  • Regular ballots for donated free tickets and prizes
  • Access to courses of free counselling on the phone or face to face

Read more about the other benefits of working in the hospice including training and development, environment and culture

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Everyone at Trinity is treated fairly with dignity and respect irrespective of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, nationality, race, religion or belief. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation that encourages and supports fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) in all its forms. 

We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

How to apply 

If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please complete the online application below.

For an informal chat or visit please contact Mel Johnston, Head of Inpatient Services on 0207 787 1000.

Download the job description and person specification

Download the Recruitment Pack

Apply online

All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.

The government has indicated that from 1 April 2022, all staff working in healthcare settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. As Trinity is regulated by the CQC, this applies to those working on the hospice site.