Practice Development Lead

37.5 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday

Salary circa £42,000 – £43,500, dependent on skills and experience

Are you a highly motived and innovative clinician looking for a new challenge? Or perhaps you already work within Practice Development and are keen to showcase your skills in a new environment?

We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative professional (RN/AHP) to lead, manage and develop our Practice Development team in delivering excellence in all aspects of clinical care through education, service development and evidence based practice.

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.

As a key member of the senior clinical team, you will work closely with colleagues to support and develop clinical excellence and service provision, which will include leading on clinical/mandatory education and contributing to the Hospice strategic plan.

This dynamic role is suited to a qualified RN or Allied Health Professional, holding a recognised teaching qualification with effective communication skills, who can positively influence teams with their breadth of knowledge in palliative care issues and be passionate about quality care, audit and evidenced based practice.
You will work closely with, and alongside all of our clinical teams, interacting with individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds to facilitate educational programmes for external stakeholders within the Integrated Care Board.

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

To apply please complete the application form below and email it to 

Closing Date 18 April 2023

Interview Date: 25 April 2023

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We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.