Charge Nurse Band 6 Registered Nurse - AFC banding points 21-29

Salary: £38,768 - £46,124 pa

Hours: 37.5 per week

We’re looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Sister/Charge 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. You will support and lead a diverse team in our 28 bed IPU.

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.

We are renowned for our patient-centred care and have an optimal nurse to patient ratio. This allows us to focus on high quality nursing standards, giving clinicians the time and space to deliver the patient care that inspired them to join the profession. If you are looking for a new opportunity and are passionate about leading and delivering great care then this could be the perfect fit for you.

The bright, modern IPU enjoys an enviable location in the heart of our beautiful grounds in the hospice on the edge of Clapham Common. We offer great training, support and development to our nurses throughout their career with us in addition to an attractive benefits package.

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

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Sister/Charge Nurse

  • Lead on the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based nursing care for patients and their carers.
  • Line management of Band 5 Staff Nurses and IPU Healthcare Assistants.
  • In the absence of the ward managers within the hospice to undertake the role of Nurse-In-Charge (NIC).
  • Act as a Clinical Shift Leader for the ward.
  • Anticipate the changing needs of patients and families.
  • To not only want to develop yourself but also those within your team.
  • Opportunities to develop as a Link Nurse

Skills and experience required

  • Up to date NMC registration.
  • Band 5 and/or 6 experience supported by up to date professional and clinical knowledge and skills.
  • The ability to lead or manage with a flexible approach and proactive mindset.
  • 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.


  • Competitive rates of pay - Trinity is not an NHS organisation but some NHS terms and conditions apply to clinical roles, such as the continuation of existing NHS pension and Agenda for Change equivalent pay scales.
  • Holiday entitlement - 27 days rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Pension – option to continue your NHS Pension Scheme or enroll in the Royal Trinity Hospice pension scheme (with employer contributions of up to 7.5%)
  • Career development - we have a dedicated Clinical Educator to support ongoing clinical professional development, including re-validation with the NMC.
  • 25% discount in Trinity shops
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • London Living Wage employer
  • Free eye tests
  • Life assurance scheme

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.

Close Date: Thursday 21 October 2021

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

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. At Royal Trinity Hospice we promote FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement). We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.