£29,460- £31,909 per annum (AFC equivalent, dependant on experience)


Barnet (North London)


37.5 hours per week (full time)


Hospice Nurse Team leader, Head of Clinical Services

Closing Date

30th November 2023


Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice help babies, children and young people who are seriously unwell make the most of every day. We’re looking for Specialist Carers who want to spend more time with the children they look after. You’ll be based in the ark – a stunning new building, set in a North London nature reserve. It’s a place of laughter, play and real connection, with an atmosphere that’s both supportive and inclusive.


With talented individuals who share our passion to improve the lives of seriously unwell children and their families, we’re changing the landscape for paediatric palliative care in North and Central London, as well as Herts Valley.


As part of our Specialist Care Team, you will care for children who are staying with us at the ark and those visiting us for day care. Providing families with choice is central to Noah’s Ark’s care model, so you will also support children in their family homes and in community-settings.





As part of the Specialist Care Team you will be required to facilitate clinical and holistic care to babies, children and young people in our care. You will be required to work in our Woodlands inpatient unit, our families’ homes and in the community, delivering the highest quality family-centered palliative care. You will need to be available to work a variety of shifts across a rota including days, evenings and weekends. There will also be regular travel across our operating region.


Specialist Carers provide care for children and young people with life threatening and/or life limiting conditions and support for their families and carers. This will involve working collaboratively with the family, and internal and external multidisciplinary teams and colleagues. You will use your skills, knowledge and expertise in a variety of situations within the hospice as well as out in the community and in family homes. You will be trained and competent to work as a lone worker in the community. Shift patterns will include a rotation of weekend, bank holidays, early morning/evening and night shifts, which are an integral part of the service delivery.


You will safeguard all children and young people accessing our services, by responding to concerns raised in a timely and appropriate manner and effectively escalating these in accordance with policies and procedures.




You will enjoy creating experiences, activities and play for those in your care, as well as working with your team to ensure their clinical needs are met.


You will understand and adhere to policies and procedures at all times, underpinned by competency in clinical skills, and will be supervised by a Senior Specialist Carer and/or Registered Nurse.

A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle for business use is essential to cover our wide geographical operating region.


As a valued member of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, we will offer you free uniforms, free DBS, ongoing professional support and role specific training. Time for travel will be paid, including free car parking and a generous mileage allowance.




Please download the full description below and read before applying – please note, you will be required to provide evidence of a right to work in the UK.


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If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please email the HR Team at or call 020 8449 8877.