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Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Lead - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-ASP658

Solent NHS Trust
Adults Portsmouth
£38,890 - £44,503 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you looking to develop your career? But would like to maintain your excellent clinical skills as an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist in Specialist Palliative Care? Then, this might be the perfect job for you! 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for either a one-year secondment or one-year temporary contract due to impending retirement.

The hours are 08.30 – 5pm Monday to Friday with occasional Weekend or Bank Holiday cover.

As a Team Lead you will have responsibility for leading a team of experienced clinicians, acting as a resource, and providing guidance daily. You will also actively contribute to the development of this Specialist Service working closely with the Solent Management team embedded in Solent Specialist Services, Adults Portsmouth. Importantly the role encompasses direct patient contact in the community, often analysing complex situations, which can be highly rewarding.

We are looking for a highly motivated, committed, and reliable nurse to join The Solent Specialist Palliative Care Team. This well-established multi-disciplinary, integrated team provides the highest standards of clinical care to the patient and their family. We pride ourselves on providing excellent symptom management and emotional support, enabling patients to be cared for according to their preferences. The team values close working relationships with clinicians in primary, secondary and social care, as well as the local hospice provider.

We have a firm commitment to the education and training of others, promoting quality and excellence in palliative and end of life care. To support you we provide many opportunities for professional development and further academic study.

Please come and talk to us as we would strongly encourage any interested applicant to contact the team for discussion and information and/or a site visit prior to applying.

Please contact Sue Cutter or Olivia Birch for further information on 0300 123 7771.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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