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Butterwick Hospice care is proud to work in and with our local community to continue the pioneering work of Mary Butterwick OBE, providing compassionate, dignified care and support where it is needed the most.

They currently have a number of vacancies available:

Fundraiser – Community Lead

37.5 hpw
£11.00 per hour

Butterwick Hospice Care is entering an exciting period of development as we work towards growing our services to meet the challenging needs of a modern community; we are excited to welcome new faces to the organisation who will bring innovative ideas and lots of energy.

Working within a driven and energetic team, you will be responsible for inspiring individuals, businesses, and local community groups to raise funds in support of Butterwick Hospice Care.

You will be self-motivated, working as part of a team, to increase the contributions made by a wide variety of donors and supporters over a large geographic area. You will be responsible for building relationships and exploring new and inventive opportunities to maximise income for the charity.

The successful candidates will have a background in fundraising, sales, event planning and/or marketing and have a desire to make a real and tangible difference to people across the North East. The post holder will demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, excellent communication skills, and creativity as well as operating with honesty and integrity in all their endeavours.

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Closing date: Monday 26th July

To discuss the post further or to arrange an informal visit please contact Ann-Marie Sawdon on 01642 628930.

For full details and to apply online please visit butterwick.org.uk/currentvacancies alternatively contact HR Department –Tel:01642 607742 or email Caitlin.mckevitt@butterwick.org.uk for an application pack.


Communications & Marketing Manager

Salary: circa £28,000

Are you looking for an exciting challenge? Do you want to tell our story?

Are you innovative, enthusiastic and thrive in a busy environment?

The Communications and Marketing Manager will be responsible for working with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement communications plans to support the achievement of the overall strategic objectives of Butterwick Hospice Care.

Butterwick Hospice is looking for someone who is confident and capable in converting detailed information into engaging content that delivers high impact, drive awareness of Butterwick Hospice Care, the charity’s work, brand and impact to increase our reach.

The successful candidate will be a talented, enthusiastic individual, adept at providing key messaging to develop and support our varied campaigns and day to day communication activities. You will bring Butterwick Hospice Care to life through emotive stories and case studies that will engage existing and new supporters into taking an action making sure all our communications and engagement is accessible to everyone.

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Closing date: Monday 26th July

For full details and to apply online please visit butterwick.org.uk/currentvacancies alternatively contact HR Department –Tel:01642 607742 or email Caitlin.mckevitt@butterwick.org.uk for an application pack.


Membership Team Leader

Salary: £20,800 per annum
30 hours per week

As Membership Team Leader you will lead and develop two Hospice Lotteries and have the opportunity to line manage, motivate and support the lottery team on a day-to-day basis as well promoting and marketing out regular draws, working towards defined targets.

Working with their Finance and Business Director, you will develop plans to retain and recruit members, grow income while offering the best possible experience to our supporters. The success of our membership schemes is pivotal to the charity’s ability to raise the annual funds necessary to meet the needs of our patients.

The Membership Team Leader will work with our lottery company and other agencies to meet ambitious targets, ensure that the lottery programmes are effectively managed and are run in compliance with all Gambling Commission and other regulatory requirements.

An awareness and experience of compliance with Gambling Commission requirements are desirable but not essential.

They are looking for the right candidate with a ‘can do’ approach who will help us take our scheme to the next level.

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Closing date: Monday 26th July

Online applications are accepted from NHS Jobs or for full details on how to apply online via the Butterwick website or alternatively request an application pack contact their HR Department –Tel: 01642 607742 or email caitlin.mckevitt@butterwick.org.uk.

If you would like an informal chat about the role please do call Ginny Harrison or Jo Wallis on 01642 628930.


Shop Manager (Barnard Castle)

Salary: £17,235.44 per annum
37.5 hours per week

Butterwick Hospice Care shop managers are pivotal to the success of our business and make a real difference to supporting the work of the hospice. Butterwick Hospice is looking for an experienced retail shop manager to lead their Barnard Castle Shop. The successful candidate will be comfortable motivating a team of volunteers, enjoy delivering targets and thrive in a busy fast paced environment.

Working alongside their newly formed commercial retail management team, their shop managers work within an empowering environment, seek out new business opportunities and represent the hospice within the community. You will have high standards, a strong drive to achieve results and be comfortable being accountable for the shop business.

They are looking for the right candidate who is comfortable driving change, enjoys the challenges of working in a charitable retail environment and who wants to help take their retail offer to the next level.

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Closing date: Monday 26th July

Online applications are accepted from NHS Jobs or for full details on how to apply online via the Butterwick website or alternatively request an application pack contact their HR Department –Tel: 01642 607742 or email caitlin.mckevitt@butterwick.org.uk.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 10 days of close of application.


Registered Children’s/ Learning Disabilities Nurse

Salary: £15.75 per hour
35 hours per week

Butterwick Hospice Children’s unit has recently undergone a full review of services, which has led to them requiring highly skilled, motivated and enthusiastic registered nurses to join their already existing team.

Following the development of our children’s services, they are in need of a number of full and part time registered nurses to join the team providing excellent care within their children’s hospice, which is a 6-bedded in-patient unit providing planned respite, emergency and end-of-life care.

You will be part of a highly capable, motivated and talented team of nurses and Health care Technicians to deliver a broad range of nursing and medical services.

Butterwick Hospice are looking for caring and conscientious registered Children’s or Learning Disabilities Nurse’s with an interest in palliative care, alongside experience in working with children and/or young adults with complex health needs

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Closing date: Tuesday 27th July

For full details and to apply please visit www.butterwick.org.uk. For an informal discussion please contact Laura Garrett, Clinical Lead for children’s services on 01642 607748 or to request a postal application pack please contact the Human Resources Department, Stockton on 01642 607742 between 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or email Caitlin.mckevitt@butterwick.org.uk

This post is deemed to require an Enhanced Disclosure Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service due to the fact that there is access to children or vulnerable adults. Further information on the Disclosure Service is available from www.disclosure.gov.uk


Junior Sister – Adult Inpatient Unit

Salary: £15.98 per hour
37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Sister to join Butterwick Hospice’s dedicated Adult Inpatient Unit team at their Stockton site. They are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Junior Sister who has a passion for providing and delivering high quality, holistic palliative and end-of-life care, whether that is from medical and social or spiritual and emotional support.

The Junior Sister will have a major role in ensuring the provision of high standards of patient care, and must be able to carry out their work with minimum supervision. You will assist with the organisation and management of the unit, to deliver care for patients who have life limiting illnesses. This may be in the form of an admission for symptom control, respite or end-of-life care. You will undertake nursing assessments, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and provide symptom control. In order to provide true holistic care, you will also be involved in providing appropriate support for families and carers.

The position will offer you the opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills, as you will be expected to lead a motivated and talented team of nurses and healthcare-assistants. The Junior Sister post requires you to act as role model, teacher and supervisor for nursing staff and students. As a member of the leadership team, you will also be responsible for recognising and implementing service improvements to ensure clinical practice, education and professional nursing are delivered at the highest quality standard.

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Closing date: Sunday 25th July

To discuss the post further please email Beryl Murray, Clinical Sister/ Education Lead on beryl.murray@butterwick.org.uk or Suzanne King on suzanne.king@butterwick.org.uk

This post is deemed to require an Enhanced Disclosure Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service due to the fact that there is access to children or vulnerable adults.

Applicants are asked to note that if you have not heard within 14 days of the closing date you are asked to assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for the interest you have shown in working for Butterwick Hospice.


Registered Nurse – Adult Inpatient Unit

Salary: £15.75 per hour
37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join Butterwick Hospice’s dedicated Adult Inpatient Unit team at their Stockton site. They are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Registered Nurse who has a passion for providing and delivering high quality, holistic palliative and end-of-life care, whether that is from medical and social or spiritual and emotional support.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance your specialist palliative skills and knowledge as you will work as part of an experienced and passionate nursing team. The permanent post also offers the individual the prospect of continuous professional development within the speciality of palliative and end-of-life care in the form of internal teaching/education and external academic courses. This will allow the successful candidate to engage in personal development but also ensure our service provisions are evidence-based and consistent with national guidelines.

As a Registered Nurse, you will assist with the organisation and delivery of patient care for patients who have life limiting illnesses. This may be in the form of admission for symptom control, respite or end-of-life care. You will undertake nursing assessments, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and provide symptom control. In order to provide true holistic care you will also be involved in providing appropriate support for families and carers.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of clinical practice, education and professional nursing and ensure that high clinical standards and quality of care are maintained in order to provide the best possible care for our patients.

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Closing date: Sunday 25th July

This is an exciting time to join their clinical team as the Butterwick Hospice is undergoing a developmental change.

To discuss the post further or to arrange an informal visit please contact HR on 01642 662 796. For full details and to apply please use their online application on the Hospice website. No agencies.

Applicants must hold a current NMC Registration at the time of application and have a minimum of 12months post-registration experience.

They welcome learning disability and mental health nurse applicants with acute clinical experience.

Previous applicants need not apply.

This post is deemed to require an Enhanced Disclosure Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service due to the fact that there is access to children or vulnerable adults.

Applicants are asked to note that if you have not heard within 14 days of the closing date you are asked to assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for the interest you have shown in working for Butterwick Hospice.


Director of Care

Salary: £46 078 (32.5 hrs) per annum
32.5 hours per week

Butterwick Hospice are looking for a values-based leader with a passion to deliver excellent clinical standards of care, driving a culture of patient safety, clinical effectiveness and continuous improvement of the patient experience. You will lead on the strategic direction of our care services whilst ensuring we meet our obligations in relation to compliance and regulation.

Butterwick Hospice Care was founded 37 years ago by the incredibly inspirational Mary Butterwick OBE. Providing a holistic service to adults, children and babies, the organisation supports patients with a palliative and progressive diagnoses as well as their families and their loved ones.

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Closing date: Wednesday  11th August

For further information please contact the Chief Executive via her PA debbie.forrestal@butterwick.org.uk