Job details

  • Organisation
    Weldmar Hospicecare
  • Location
    England - South West
  • Salary
    £31k - £40k
  • Contract type
  • Working hours

Job description

Staff Nurse Position

  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, but 30 hours per week will be considered
  • Clinical Band 5: £28,408 - £34,581 (Enhancements paid for Nights and Weekends)

Join Our Team and Make a Difference in Palliative Care!

Are you a compassionate and dedicated nurse looking for a role where you can truly impact the lives of patients and their families? Look no further! We are seeking enthusiastic nurses to join our team at our beautiful Inpatient Unit in Dorchester.

In addition to the rewarding work at Weldmar, relocating to Dorset offers the added benefit of living in a county renowned for its stunning coastline and charming villages. This picturesque setting provides a peaceful and idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. We invite you to join Weldmar and embark on a fulfilling career in the serene beauty of Dorset.

Why Choose Us?

  • Permanent Contract: Secure your future with us.
  • Part of a Well-Established Team: Be part of a supportive and experienced team.
  • Continued Professional Development: We encourage and support your growth.
  • Free Parking: Convenient and hassle-free commuting.

What We Offer:

  • High-Quality, Person-Centered Care: Our attractive nurse-to-patient ratio ensures quality care.
  • Extensive In-House Training and Development: Grow your skills and career with us.
  • Career Progression Opportunities: We support your professional advancement.
  • Subsidized Meals: Enjoy delicious meals at our Orangery restaurant.
  • Free Counselling Service: Access support services for your well-being.
  • Additional Annual Leave: Your previous NHS or hospice employment will be considered.
  • NHS Pension Scheme: Continue contributing to your pension during your employment with us.
  • Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme: You have the option to buy up to 10 days holiday in addition to your annual leave.
  • Modern, State-of-the-Art Inpatient Facility: Work in a modern, state-of-the-art inpatient facility equipped with the latest technology and amenities.

Experience within Palliative Care Not Essential: While experience within palliative care is not essential, an interest in palliative care is beneficial. We welcome nurses who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients and their families.

About the Organisation

Rated Outstanding by the CQC, Weldmar Hospicecare provides specialist care to adults in Dorset with a life-limiting illness, and support to their loved ones. This care is given in the comfort of patients’ own homes, in the community, and at our Inpatient Unit in Dorchester. All care is provided free of charge and mainly funded by the continued support of our local community, via fundraising initiatives and events, our retail chain, and gifts left in wills, enabling us to raise the £26,000 we need every day to keep our services going.

Our Benefits

  • Company Pension Plan (Employer Contribution 4%) or you can remain in your existing NHS Pension
  • Annual Leave starts at 27 days per year, and increases to 29 days after 5 years-service and increases to 33 days after 10 years-service (annual leave is pro-rated for part-time contracts)
  • We honour NHS Length of service in relation to pension and annual leave
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Enhanced Carers Leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • In-house Counsellors for employees
  • Discounted use of in-house complementary therapists (massage, reiki, reflexology)
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Company events
  • Free on-site parking at the Inpatient Unit, Dorchester & Hammick House, Poundbury
  • Employee Discount Platform
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Accredited as a Disability Confident Employer
  • Enhanced payment for evening and weekend working

Contact Information

If you're interested in learning more about this role or would like to visit our Inpatient Unit before formally applying, please don't hesitate to contact Elliott Baczala at or call him directly at 07368990350 for a confidential chat. We look forward to hearing from you!



This job expires on 21st March 2024

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