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An Alexander’s Nurse: a unique opportunity to make a difference

We asked our team of nurses what makes their job so special. Here is what they said…

Alexander Devine staff

It's about personal connections

“As an Alexander’s Nurse, the human element of care takes centre stage. We make real connections with the children and their families, it feels like such a privilege to be a part of their lives. Being welcomed into their homes and being there for the good and the hard times.”

It's about having time

“Every child is so unique. I relish the time to explore the things they are passionate about so that I can provide individualised play and care experiences. It is also knowing that I have time to sit with a parent, child or sibling and be present when they need our help.”

It's about trust

“Building strong relationships that create trust – trust that we will provide the best care for their precious child, trust that they can leave their child safely, trust that we really care and are invested in their child having a great time, trust that we will be there no matter what.”

It's about making life a little easier

“It might be giving exhausted parents a little break or perhaps being able to guide and fix problems so as to avoid unnecessary or painful hospital trips. We can be there to help when they need us and make coping just a little bit easier.”

It's about the variety

“No two days are ever the same, whether I am in the hospice, in the community, at schools, in hospital or in the family homes. My job is creative, fun, caring, varied, engaging, exciting and so very rewarding.”

It's about the opportunities

“It is such a privilege to be able to give experiences to children who may be limited in what they can access. It is why I especially love doing hydrotherapy and seeing the children so relaxed and happy in the water and be able to move much more freely.”

It's about the small things

“I do this job because the smiles and hugs from the children are worth their weight in gold”

It's about more than clinical

“We are not just there for the clinical, our care supports all the needs of the child.”

It's about the team

“Our team is special. The support, love and care everyone gives each other is phenomenal. There are tough days but we are all there for each other.”

Creating moments that matter: a career that makes a real difference 

Our Founder Patron, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE recently spoke with our Director of Care, Helen Bennett to find out more about the valuable work Alexander’s Care Team undertakes and the real difference it makes to the lives of the children and families supported by our children’s hospice service.

Our current vacancies

Be part of a dedicated and passionate team that makes a real difference to the lives of local children and families.

Children's Palliative Care Nurse

Band 6 (£30,886 – £37,742)

We have exciting opportunities for nurses with experience in palliative care.

Working for Alexander’s Care Team offers a unique opportunity to provide quality respite and end of life care for children and their families in their own home and here at our purpose-built children’s hospice.

A fresh environment where you will benefit from extensive training and development opportunities, clinical supervision, and a full induction period within a supportive and rewarding organisation.

To request an application pack, please email us or if you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call our Director of Care, Helen Bennett on 01628 822777.

Join our team

If you are interested in joining Alexander Devine but don’t see any current job opportunities that suit your skills and experience, we would still love to hear from you!

You can either call or email Warren King, our HR and Wellbeing Director, for an informal discussion.

Tel 01628 822777


Family Support Volunteer Counsellor

Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary post.

We are expanding our Family Support programme and have an exciting opportunity to join our Alexander’s Care Team.

We are looking for qualified counsellors to work with families throughout their child’s illness and in bereavement. As a Volunteer Counsellor you will have experience of working with the whole family in a palliative care setting and have exceptional communication skills. You will offer telephone support, family days and individual sessions to Alexander Devine families.

This is a unique opportunity where you will benefit from training and development opportunities and clinical supervision within a supportive and rewarding environment.

To request an application pack, please email us or if you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call our Director of Care, Helen Bennett on 01628 822777.

A special place to work

Whether you are supporting children and families, helping to raise vital funds or working within our support team, Alexander Devine can offer a very rewarding career. 

Alexander Devine is an extraordinary place to work and we are proud of all our staff who make a significant difference to the lives of local children and their families every day.


Helen Bennett with child.

The work we do is varied and different jobs require different skills, but at Alexander Devine whatever your role, your work will revolve around our core values.

Become a volunteer

We have a wide variety of volunteer roles across our charity, so no matter what your experience, skills and interest, and however much time you can spare, we would love to hear from you.

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