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 37.5hrs/5 days per week

Band 7 £43, 742 - £50,056 per annum

(Unsocial hours’ enhancements are paid in addition to basic salary)


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.

The successful candidate will be expected to retain and develop their own clinical skills by working clinically on the ward for a minimum of one day a week.

What you need:

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with relevant post-registration experience working in a management role within a patient care setting.  You will need to be driven by quality improvement and have the qualities of a motivational leader to continuously improve the standard of care.  You must be appropriately qualified and have knowledge of Care Quality Commission Assessment processes for hospices.  The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to motivate and develop staff, leading in challenging situations, both clinical and managerial.  It is essential that the post holder is able to attend meetings off-site when required.

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, Blue Light Discount Card, 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:  27th November 2023.

Interviews will be scheduled for 5th December 2023


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

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



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. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.  Bolton Hospice has a No Smoking Policy.



Closing date for applications