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Ref: MW;HN

Head Nurse – Children’s Hospice

Mackenzie Stuart is working with a leading provider of children’s hospice care spanning across the UK, providing excellent levels of support for terminally ill children and their families. They are actively looking for a Head Nurse to come on board and manage their Inpatient Services in the South.


Our client is one of the leading providers of children’s palliative care in the UK, with services spanning across the nation they have in recent years experienced significant growth and development, taking on a number of new services and contracts nationally. Our client is focused delivering the best care to terminally ill children and making them as comfortable and happy as possible whilst also delivering support to their families.
The organisation focuses on working closely as a transparent team, ensuring all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our client is now looking to continue their success within the healthcare market through taking on ambitious and driven individuals with the future plan to continue their growth and success.


The successful candidate would be responsible for the operational management and strategic planning of clinical services provided by the organisation. They will work with the clinical leadership team to establish direction and to provide support and clinical expertise to the team leaders and care teams. The role will also involve being responsible for reviewing the efficiency of the services provided and continuing to ensure the service lines are safe and of high quality at all times. Managing staff levels will also be under the remit of this role and making sure that all staff are up to date with legislation and are acting accordingly. This role will also require the candidate to participate in the development of polices and clinical practice, ensuring that all are in line with regulatory guidelines. The main responsibility of this role is to ensure that all children are receiving the best possible care and if they are not the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering strategy on how to improve that.


The successful candidate for this role must be a Registered Children’s Nurse with clinical management experience and be educated to degree level with studies being in a relevant field. The candidate must have a proven track record of team management and be up to date with safeguarding and recent developments in nursing and palliative care. The candidate must have knowledge about regulations and be up to date with recent changes/updates in the children’s space.


If you feel you are suitable for this role please apply below.


Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

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Job Reference: MW;HN

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Salary Range

£40,000 - 50,000