Patient Care Support programme

Join our IPU nursing team to care for patients and their families

Based on our In-Patient Unit at the Hospice, your role will be to practically support and work closely with our nursing team to deliver care to our patients and their family and friends. During your placement you will also undertake a program of training based on the standards of The Care Certificate.

You will be a pleasant and confident communicator who can demonstrate motivation and commitment to learning. Any experiences of supporting community initiatives through volunteering or employment, in addition to appropriate GCSE grades will also be preferable.

Hours available

This placement will require a regular commitment of one shift per week for 3 or 4 hours (evenings or weekends) for 6 months starting in October 2021.

How to register

If you are 17 or older (or will be by October 2021), let us know you are interested by completing this application form before 30 June 2021; interviews are likely to take place week commencing 16 August 2021.

Please note that this advert will close early if a high number of applications are received. 

Unfortunately, places are limited, please only apply if you have a genuine interest in healthcare, an understanding of Hospice work and the maturity and enthusiasm to develop skills that will benefit our care.

NB – This role requires suitable references (undertaken before the interview) and a DBS check. If you have any questions, please contact our volunteering team by emailing volservices@willen-hospice.org.uk

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
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.