Inpatient Unit Service Lead

Bolton Hospice’s consultant-led team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff provide expert care and support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families, in the hospice and at home. We not only take care of patients' physical needs, we consider their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. And we support families and close friends, both during illness and in bereavement.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a strong and motivated leader on our 16-bed Inpatient Unit.  The Service Lead role has a broad and diverse remit to lead the nursing team in clinical practice to provide safe, quality, patient focused care to clients and drive forward the highest standards of palliative care service provision.  This post will appeal to an individual with the ability to deliver in all aspects of clinical care and staff management.

Full Time 37.5 hours/5 days per week

Band 7 £38,890 - £44,503 per annum

The Role

The Service Lead will monitor and maintain the professional standards required through leadership and management of the inpatient unit team creating a supportive and unified team, whose prime purpose is to provide safe, effective care to those who need it.  

The post holder will take  a  key  role  in  the Clinical  Governance  processes  including  the  review,  development  and implementation  of  policies  and  evidence  based  practice  required  for  the  safe efficient  and effective day to day operation of the inpatient unit and will work closely with the Clinical Nurse Director and Service Leads across the organisation to ensure multi professional collaborative working.

What you need:

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with relevant experience working at a senior level within palliative care.  You will need to be driven by quality improvement and have the qualities of a motivational leader to continuously improve the standard of care and ensure governance structures are embedded throughout whilst working in collaboration with other clinical managers, senior management team and colleagues to development services and to facilitate change across the service to meet the needs of the local population.

The successful candidate will have leadership management training/qualification as well as holding an Enhanced/Advanced Communications Skills qualification and ideally have experience of working in a hospice environment.  It is essential that the post holder is able to travel independently, to be able to attend meetings off-site when required.

For an informal discussion about the role and working for Bolton Hospice, please email a request to and a member of the team will be in touch.

Why Bolton Hospice?

We pride ourselves in offering an integrated specialist palliative care service for all our patients in Bolton.  We offer our employees an attractive benefits package, including 35 days annual leave including bank holidays, rising to 40 days with long service (pro rata for part-time), generous enhanced maternity package, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, free parking, healthcare cash plan, discounted meals and excellent training opportunities.  We also offer continuity of service from the NHS with respect to pension and holiday allowance.

Closing Date for Applications:  Wednesday, 11th August 2021

Interviews will be scheduled for Monday, 23rd August 2021

To apply please download the job description and an application form & email applications to

Bolton Hospice welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, marital status or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.
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