Are you passionate about palliative care nursing? Do you thrive on teamwork? Would you enjoy a varied role where you can immediately see the positive difference you make to the people you care for? If you’re answering yes, then St Catherine’s Hospice would love to hear from you.

We’re looking for experienced nurses to join our great team of palliative and end of life care Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS).

Working as part of a supportive and integrated team of nurses, covering East Surrey and West Sussex, you will make a difference to local patients and their families by offering expert advice and support via the telephone and visiting out of hours in exceptional circumstances. Delivering specialist palliative care to people at the end of life, you’ll have shared clinical responsibility for patients referred to the hospice, supported by our Community Manager.

A confident decision-maker, you’ll have the passion to always improve and advance and be happy to be part of a rota system with colleagues to provide 7 days a week cover. This makes sure there is always someone available on our telephone line to support our patients and their families. You’ll also contribute to a positive working environment with an emphasis on teamwork and cooperation.

The CNS role at St Catherine’s aligns with Health Education England’s Advanced Clinical Practice Framework to ensure our underpinning standards are consistent with advanced level practice, including Physical assessment and Prescribing; however, consideration will be given to applicants with relevant experience who can demonstrate commitment to acquiring these skills within an agreed timeframe.

People often have a preconception of what working in a hospice is like but often the reality is very different. Read what it’s like working and being at St Catherine’s on our blog.

The post is offered on a full time and part time basis, your working hours will be up to 37.5 hours per week. You will participate in a rota system providing a 7 day per week cover for our patients and their families, via telephone advice and support, but may include visiting out of hours in exceptional circumstances. Please note a full UK Driving Licence and access to your own vehicle is essential for this role.

We will shortlist applications as we receive them so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as this vacancy may close at any time. If you are interested, have questions, or would like to discuss any aspect of this role in more detail, please contact Cathy Maylin on 01293 447333 or email

 Employees at St Catherine’s Hospice can enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • 25 days holiday, increasing with length of service to 30 days + public holidays
  • Option to buy or sell up to 1 week of annual leave
  • Free parking onsite
  • Mileage costs reimbursed
  • Pay enhancement of unsocial hours
  • Generous Pension – Up to 9% employer contributions or honour of NHS pension
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption pay
  • Career pathway and progression with access to education and training
  • Day off for volunteering
  • Day off for moving house
  • Blue Light Card
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Free counselling offered
  • Discounted Gym
  • Schwartz Rounds
  • Wellbeing Supervision (aka clinical supervision)

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. By applying you are confirming you have read the Enhanced Check Privacy Policy for applicants and understand how DBS will process your personal data and the options available to you for submitting an application.

Whilst it is not yet a requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we encourage all applicants to be fully vaccinated as this may be a requirement of the role going forward.

St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Providing expert hospice care, we’re there for people in West Sussex and East Surrey when life comes full circle.

We are located in Malthouse Road, Crawley, West Sussex, which is within commuting distance from Brighton and London and a 5-minute walk from Crawley railway station. In Autumn of 2023 we will be relocating to Pease Pottage where this role will then be based.

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JOB TITLE: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Community



HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week – part time hours also considered

SALARY: £39,720 - £48,659 (CA6a - CA7c)

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing vacancy

INTERVIEW DATE: We will shortlist applications as we receive them so please apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be set up on an ad-hoc basis

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Location Malthouse Road, Crawley, United Kingdom
Job Type Full-time Permanent Part-time Bank
Category Patient Services
Reference No. HR135
Salary £39,720 - £48,659 Grade CA6a - CA7c
Closing Date 31/10/2022
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