We are seeking more nurses and healthcare assistants who want to spend more time with the children they look after.
We’ve launched a second major campaign to recruit seven Paediatric Nurses and Healthcare Assistants, following our successful recruitment drive last year. We need more healthcare professionals to join our team so that we can offer support to even more children who are seriously unwell and their families.
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Our campaign seeks to address the urgent need for more nurses to care for children who are seriously unwell in north London and Hertfordshire. With 60% of nurses saying they are too busy to provide the level of care that they want, we aim to show a different side to the career by shining a light on the unique aspect of children’s hospice nursing. Noah’s Ark nurses must be highly skilled but also be able to, as the campaign messaging puts it, ‘pull funny faces’ and ‘play hide and seek’.
The kind of care our Nurses and Healthcare Assistants provide can be life-changing for those that we support. We know the number of babies, children and young people living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions is increasing every year, with an estimated 5,000 living in the areas of London we serve. We can and must be supporting so many more children and families. The new nursing and carer recruiters will be pivotal to this growth.
Commenting on life as a Noah’s Ark nurse, Elisha Lewis, a Paediatric Nurse who joined the team in January said:
“I haven’t looked back since joining the team at Noah’s Ark. Everyone is so welcoming and getting to know the families that we support has been a privilege. Families really are at the centre of our model of care and it doesn’t take long to understand why Noah’s Ark was awarded ‘outstanding’ at their CQC inspection last year. Honestly, I encourage anyone considering moving to a children’s hospice to do it – Noah’s Ark is a very special place!”
Being a Specialist Carer (Healthcare Assistant) can be a rewarding role for an individual but also have real impact for a family. As Faye, mum to Jaida who is supported by Noah’s Ark explains:
“It’s so special that Alice [Specialist Carer] really takes the time to know and see Jaida, as outside of Noah’s Ark, Jaida can often go unnoticed. People sometimes don’t know how to act around a child who has a disability. They aren’t trying to be mean, but because of this Jaida can fade into the background.”
Employment benefits include continuation of the NHS pension scheme and a £5,000 bonus paid over 3 years.
Look out for our job adverts at Russell Square and High Barnet stations and see if you can spot our adverts on the side of buses in the Barnet region.
Our campaign is possible thanks to the pro-bono support of creative agency Oliver.
Find out more about joining the Noah’s Ark team here.
You can read more about Jaida’s story here.