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Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust offers care to life limited children and support to families across the diverse community groups throughout the Black Country, West Midlands and Three Counties.

Staff Nurse (RSCN/RN Child) - Walsall

Staff Nurse (RSCN/RN Child) - Walsall
Permanent – Various hours (Days and Nights Rotation)
Up to £32k FTE plus allowances (pro rata for part time)

This is no ordinary nursing role. Supporting life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their families in an Acorns hospice is challenging and life-changing for everyone involved. This role for an experienced, qualified nurse will stretch you in a way few others can.

What’s it like working here?
This role that’s as inspiring as it is challenging, offering support, short breaks and end-of-life care to vulnerable children, young people and their families, both in our hospices and occasionally in their homes. Our nurses are part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary team delivering care packages that are tailored to each child’s individual holistic needs – and we’re structured so that you’ll simply ‘have the time to care’.

Each hospice is purpose-built with individually decorated rooms overlooking our gardens. We try to make it as welcoming and friendly as possible – a home-from-home for the children, young people and their families.

Scope to learn
There’s so much scope here to learn specialist skills and we believe that you’ll grow immeasurably, both personally and professionally. We pride ourselves on the development we offer – there’s a range of workshops and courses, both internally and externally led, to support your individual development.

What it takes
Our nurses offer holistic care so you’ll be employing a wide variety of skills. As well as taking care of our children and young people’s day-to-day clinical needs, you could be planning food choices, organising trips or supporting family and friends.   Awareness of safeguarding issues would be advantageous as would palliative care experience. That said, there’s plenty of support here to help you to deal with the situations you’ll face as our clients reach the end of their lives.     

The practicalities
We’re open every day of the year and are fully responsive to the needs of our children and young people, so we will ask for some flexibility and there will definitely be some antisocial shifts.  We offer a competitive salary, 35 days’ holiday and pension contributions – and if you’re moving from the NHS, you can keep your current NHS pension.

To Apply
If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for and you have the experience we require, please apply by emailing an application to

Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s and will only consider submissions by application form. 

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Download Application Form  |  Download Staff Nurse Job Description 

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 30 July 2017

Bank Staff Nurses/Bank Care Assistants - Worcester

Positions:  Bank Staff Nurses/Bank Care Assistants
Location:  Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester (WR5 3EZ)
Hours:  Flexible

We are looking for Staff Nurses and Care Assistants to join our bank.  You will work flexibly on an ad hoc basis to support our existing Care Team providing high quality care to children and young people with complex needs.

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for and you have the experience we require, please apply by emailing your application to or send to Kate Turner, HR Adviser, Acorns Children's Hospice Trust, Drakes Court, Alcester Road, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6JR.

Closing Date: 23 June 2017

Apply Here     bankstaffnursejd_april 08   bankcareassistantjd_apil08

Can't find your next career?

Can't find the job you're looking for but want to become part of the Acorns family? become a volunteer.

You may have a skill set beyond your professional skills that would be perfect for Acorns. We rely on volunteers to help in the hospices, shops, head office and of course, helping out in the community at public collections and other fundraising events.


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