Reference: MAT120220
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 Dependent on Palliative Care Experience
Closing Date: 08/03/2020
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We are seeking a senior nurse with a passion for end of life care and the delivery of high quality services with experience of leading teams and managing change. This is an exciting opportunity for an additional matron role to specifically support patient services in our in-patient unit (IPU) and our CNS Team at The Great Western Hospitals working in partnership with our existing Matron who will be focusing on our community services.

You will be responsible for working with the Director of Services to ensure that patient pathways are developed to meet changing patient needs and commissioning requirements, so a track record of improving services and leading change is essential. You will also be the lead for infection prevention and control across the Prospect.


37.5 hours per week – with flexibility to work evenings/weekends as required.

What is the role?

This is a senior clinical leadership role across our In-patient Unit and In-reach CNS team at the Great Western Hospital, providing clinical and managerial leadership to clinical staff, acting as a role model to inspire, motivate and empower nurses to ensure excellence in patient care across the organisation.

You will be work with various teams across the Hospice including the Board of Trustees, Directors, and Patient Services staff to manage the day to day services for your designated areas. You will have operational and strategic responsibility and promote the openness and transparency across Hospice Services and provide professional support to clinical leads. You will contribute to the delivery of Patient Services’ strategy to reach and influence care through clinical leadership and by participating in education and training and audit initiatives. You will provide expert advice and influence within the Hospice and to external stakeholders to help shape workforce planning, delivery of safe staffing, business development, service reviews and future pathway planning.

It is expected that this role could grow in the future to meet the needs of patients in the community. Prospect Hospice will be seeking to develop advanced nurse practitioner roles to provide a higher level of specialist end of life nursing support to patients in  their own homes (and for our in-patients.)

About you:


  • Registered Nurse
  • Specialist palliative care experience with substantial experience managing operational teams
  • Masters Level qualification or willingness to undertake this in post
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Specialist Palliative care qualification

It would also be great if you have:


  • Teaching certificate
  • Patient Assessment and Clinical Examination Module (PACE)
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner

To view or download the full application pack please click below:

Matron – Application Pack

A little bit about us

We are an independent hospice supporting a community of 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and North Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire. It is the only dedicated provider of specialist end of life care services within the area. The Hospice’s multi-professionals teams support people in the community, in care homes, at the Great Western Hospital and at the Hospice in Wroughton. Care is also extended to the families and friends of patients.

What we offer

We are changing and growing. It’s an exciting time to join an independent local charity where everyone’s ideas are encouraged and staff participation is really important to us.

We’ll also provide you with a welcoming and supportive working environment, other benefits include:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata for part-time)
  • Contributory pension scheme (NHS transferrable)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Family-friendly policies and practice
  • Supportive induction, and training and development
  • Free parking (at Prospect Hospice site only).

Informal Visits

Informal visits are encouraged, to arrange a visit please contact Sally Phipps on 01793 816194

Closing date for applications – Sunday, 8th March 2020

Interviews will be held on Friday, 3rd April 2020

For further information or to apply please visit our website www.prospect-hospice.net

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional NMC registration

Equality & Diversity

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we received, it is not possible to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, following the closing date of this vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful.