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Band 5 Staff Nurse – Living Well Centre

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Closing date: 17 October 2023 
Interview date: To be confirmed
Location: Erdington
Hours: 29 hours per week
Duration: Permanent 
Salary: Clinical Band 5, £28,407 to £34,581 per year (Actual Salary based on 29 hours per week, £21,968 – £26,742 per year)


Birmingham Hospice is the leading provider of adult palliative care in the region. We care for people in their own homes, in the community,  at our Living Well Centres and in our Inpatient Units. We have Living Well Centres at both our Selly Park and Erdington sites, which support our patients to live well with their illness. They provide the opportunity for our patients and their families/carers to explore aims, goals and wishes for the future.

As a staff nurse you will assist the Living Well Centre (LWC) management team to provide excellent care, advice and support to a range of patients with life limiting illnesses, and their loved ones/carers.  

You will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate the care needs of our patients, both within our Living Well Centres and in the community settings, working alongside a multidisciplinary care team.

You will be required to provide cover for the Lead Nurse, managing the caseload in their absence, as well as support with managing/supervising staff and volunteers.

For an informal chat, please contact Julie Bennett on


  • Candidates must be a UK Level 1 Adult Registered Nurse.
  • You should have experience of working in a clinical/nursing setting in health or social care and/or working with patients with long term conditions or at the end of their life.
  • You will be experienced in patient assessment, and the development of care plans and symptom control.
  • You will have excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills, and will be committed to continuous professional development.

Key benefits

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free tea, coffee and toast.
  • We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including those with caring responsibilities – while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.
  • Birmingham Hospice is committed to colleague development as an ongoing professional requirement and considers this a priority.
  • For individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.
  • A supportive work environment, with a focus on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free emotional, health and financial support.
"I don’t think of what I do as a job; I consider it a privilege to be here."

Kate Miley, a Healthcare Assistant, has first-hand experience of the care and support the hospice provides after it helped her family through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Her husband Kevin was cared for by the hospice when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer two years ago, during the Covid pandemic. He died after a short illness.

The couple had been together for 28 years and have three children. As a devoted family man, Kevin was determined to be cared for at home as much as possible, which he was able to do with the support of the hospice.

She said: “I want to be able to use my experience to support patients and families here. Having been through it, I feel I’ve got a better understanding of what people are going through and the kind of crisis situation you feel you’re in a lot of the time.

Read Kate’s story

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do as we continue in our mission to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.