Sister/Charge Nurse


Location: St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX 

Salary: £38,211.60 – £46,011 per annum FTE (depending on experience) including High Cost Area Allowance and enhancements.

Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs per week (part time considered)

Are you looking for a change of direction or the next step in your nursing career? Would you like to have time to deliver outstanding care and provide those extra touches that really make a difference?

We are excited to announce that we have introduced a new Sister/Charge Nurse role into our In Patient Unit team.  We are now looking for the right person who can help us to lead our small, friendly and forward thinking team.

As IPU Sister/ Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating the day to day running of the IPU and will lead a dedicated and compassionate team of Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who work within a wider multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers to deliver high quality patient-centred care.

This role will be 75% clinical and management and 25% audit, research and education.

Did you know:

  • In our 2022 staff survey, 100% of our staff said that they believed in our aims and 99% said they would be happy with the care provided by St Clare if a friend or relative needed care from us.
  • You can transfer your NHS pension across when you join us
  • You can transfer your NHS Annual Leave entitlement across when you join us
  • We have ample and free on-site parking
  • We are committed to developing our workforce and can offer a range of opportunities
  • We provide discounted meals prepared by our chef
  • We are a friendly and supportive organisation
  • You don’t have to have palliative care experience to join us as we offer full support and training

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact Sheona Evangeli (Director of Patient Care) on 07534 124013 or Dawn Power (IPU Manager) on 07951 947828 for an informal discussion.

How to apply

Please complete a St Clare Hospice application form or submit your CV with a cover letter telling us why you feel you are suitable for this role (in particular, explaining how you fulfil the requirements set out in the Person Specification).

Please send your application documents to

Key documents

Job description Sister Charge Nurse IPU July 2022

Application Form DBS – May 2021

Employment Details

Equal Opportunities Form


Please note we reserve the right to close the advert once we receive sufficient applications, so recommend an early application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you require any assistance regarding the application process, please telephone the HR Team, on 01279 773744 or email

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.  We recognise that everyone is different, and we value the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality services. Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Please note that a DBS check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

A note to agencies

We understand that agencies do search for opportunities to work with organisations such as ourselves. However, we request that you do not contact us in relation to the vacancies advertised above. We respond to enquiries from individuals seeking employment directly.

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