Salary: Agenda for Change Band 6 £40,448 - £47,965 pa or Band 7 £49,036 - £55,049 pa dependent on experience (includes HCA Supplement)

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent

We have an opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our friendly, supportive and dynamic community service. It is an exciting time at Trinity as we continue to review and transform our clinical services to meet the needs of our local population ensuring we deliver the most responsive, high quality, effective and efficient service to everyone who needs our care.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to take up the post of Palliative Care CNS or Band 6 development clinical nurse specialist within our friendly and supportive community service. 

The Band 7 CNS post is suited to a senior nurse with significant experience of caring for patients with life limiting illnesses who possesses advanced clinical, teaching and communication skills. 

The Band 6 Development CNS position is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional nurse to join our community service at band 6 level and gain skills and experience on the job whilst providing senior nursing support working as part of a friendly, supportive, and dynamic team.

You will be a key member of the specialist palliative care MDT working across Royal Trinity Hospice’s community catchment area supporting health and social care teams in the delivery of palliative and end of life care wherever they call home.

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

  • Critically analyse complex clinical data and information to inform diagnosis and decision-making.
  • Deliver expert evidence-based patient-centred advice, care and support working in close collaboration with other health and social care professionals.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, their carers and all relevant agencies involved in the care of the patient to enable effective coordination of care.
  • Support clinical colleagues in decision-making in complex care situations to ensure appropriate care planning through the inter-disciplinary team meetings (IDT)
  • Regularly teach about the palliative care needs and management of patients at both internal and external training sessions.

 Skills and experience required

  • Registered Nurse with bachelor’s degree level training in palliative/end of life care or related subject.
  • Impeccable 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
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      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. 

    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 Helen Brewerton, Head of Specialist Community Nursing on 0207 787 1062.

    Closing Date: 17 February 2023                         

    Download the Band 7 CNS Recruitment Pack

    Download the Band 7 CNS job description and person specification

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    Download the Band 6 Development CNS Recruitment Pack

    Download the Band 6 Development CNS job description and person specification

    Download the full list of benefits of working for Royal Trinity Hospice