Ridlington Vacancy

Part-time Registered Nurse – 16 HOURS PER WEEK

Ridlington, Nr Oakham, RUTLAND

Dove Cottage Day Hospice provides supportive palliative day care for those living with cancer and other life-limiting conditions.

We are looking for someone to join our Ridlington unit which is a satellite of our main day hospice in Stathern, Leicestershire.


The role:

Provision of high quality palliative care

Holistic assessment of care needs and planning support

Maintenance of accurate care records

Supervision of small care team, including volunteers

Be accountable to the Day Care Leader at Stathern

Liaise with other healthcare professionals

Assist with recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers


The right person:

Must be flexible, positive and motivated

Have leadership skills

Must be experienced RGN, preferably with palliative care experience

Have excellent communication skills at all levels

Full driving licence with access to a vehicle

Physically able to perform the role

Good IT skills

Have good knowledge of care standards and relevant legislation

Have good planning and organisational skills



This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with our Ridlington unit. At present the unit is open 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday) and caters for up to 10 patients per day.   It has been open for just over a year and we are looking for someone to take it forward to the next level.


We offer a competitive salary, pension and full training and support.

If you are interested in the above, please contact Chris Gatfield (Registered Manager): Tel: 01949 860303 or email chris@dovecottage.org



For further information on Dove Cottage Day Hospice, please contact us on 01949 860303, use the contact form or email office@dovecottage.org.