Ward Manager: Band 7 Registered Nurse 

Salary: AfC Band 7 (£45,780 - £51,393 pa) 

Hours: 37.5 per week

Royal Trinity Hospice is the oldest hospice in the UK and we are proud of our 28 bed, inpatient unit that provides specialist care to around 500 patients per year. The unit has two wards and each is led by a Ward Manager who ensures their team is focused, competent and supported to deliver exceptional care of the highest quality. We are now recruiting a Ward Manager to join the team, working closely with the Head of Inpatient Services to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by life-limiting conditions.

We’re looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic nurse to lead our team of inpatient nurses. This role involves leadership of the highest standard to ensure outstanding care for patients and those close to them and embedding Trinity’s vision and values in the workforce to help them realise their potential. 

If you are passionate about leading and delivering great care, this could be the job for you.

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Ward Manager

  • Provide inspirational operational leadership to the ward staff
  • Ensure patients have their care needs assessed with care implemented efficiently, and to the highest of standards
  • Ensure effective interdisciplinary practice
  • Build collaborative relationships with stakeholders and ensure bed occupancy is maintained at agreed levels
  • Share expert knowledge in the practice of outstanding end of life care in the inpatient setting
  • Commit to continuous improvement – if it can be improved, we will take action

Skills and experience required

  • Up to date NMC registration.
  • Senior experience, supported by relevant professional knowledge and skills.
  • The ability to lead or manage with a flexible approach and proactive mindset.
  • A passion for caring for adults with a life-limiting condition, with a real commitment to delivering the highest level of care at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels within the organisation


  • 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 enrol 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

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.

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: Friday 30 April 

1st interview date: Thursday 13 May

2nd interview date: Monday 17 May

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