Salary: Agenda for Change Band 6 £42,471 - 50,364 pa dependent on experience (includes HCA Supplement)

Hours: Full time. Approximately 150 hours over four weeks. Worked in 12 hours shifts – inclusive of weekends and public holidays.

(eg: 37.5 hours per week, worked as x3 12-hour shifts)

Length of Tenure: Permanent

It is an exciting time at Trinity as we launch our new community services, which make up our new clinical hub. The new services have been developed to streamline the coordination of care for patients, address the evolving palliative and end of life care needs of our local population and maximise the flexibility and responsiveness we can offer.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individual to join our rapid response service. This post is suited to a senior nurse with experience caring for patients with life limiting illnesses who has skills in holistic palliative care assessment, symptom management and advanced communication.

You will be a key member of the rapid response team, and the wider multidisciplinary team working across Royal Trinity Hospice’s community catchment area supporting patients with urgent and complex specialist palliative care needs wherever they call home.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out holistic assessment of patients’ specialist palliative care needs and develop an initial care plan to address any urgent needs with input from the wider hospice MDT.
  • Communicate and liaise with the patient’s usual care team including their GP, District Nurses, existing specialist palliative care professionals, out of hours services, reporting on the condition and needs of the patients and providing specialist advice and support to address their urgent needs.
  • Establish excellent working relationships with internal and external peers and colleagues to foster positive and collaborative working.
  • Offer support, guidance, and education to less experienced members of the rapid response team, and other professional visitors to the team to encourage individual and team learning and development in specialist palliative care.

Skills and experience required

  • Registered Nurse with bachelor’s degree level training in palliative/end of life care or related subject and previous experience working within a specialist palliative care or related field.
  • Advanced assessment skills.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and a flexible attitude to working.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • The successful candidate must be able to travel with ease across our catchment area (a current UK driving licence is desirable).


  • 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 Isatta Sisay, Director of Patient Services on 0207 787 1000

Closing date: Sunday 1 October 2023      

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