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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 Nurses

If you are looking for a new opportunity in your nursing career, we would love to hear from you. 

As well as providing holistic care and support to seriously-ill children, Alexander’s nurses do other amazing things that you won’t find in many nursing roles.

Whether you’re a working or retired nurse looking to make the most of your skills and you’re keen to take on a full or part-time role that will help inform and shape a developing service, make the move to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

For an informal discussion about current opportunities, please call our Director of Care, Helen Bennett on 01628 822777.

 

Housekeeper - 15 hours per week

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Housekeeper to join the team.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the hospice is kept clean for our children, their families and staff. As it is a healthcare environment, attention to detail and high standards of work are of huge importance.

You will need to be a great team player as you will be working alongside other staff and volunteers in your duties.

Further information can be found in the application pack below. To apply for the role, please email us for an application form. 

For an informal discussion, please call our Caretaker, Stephan Narewski on 01628 822777.

Download application pack>>

Fundraisers

We are looking for two enthusiastic, energetic individuals to join our fundraising team.

If you are a natural networker and compelling communicator who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment to achieve outstanding results, then we would love to hear from you!

These vital roles will contribute to the development and delivery of the Alexander Devine fundraising strategy by maximising income predominantly from community, events and corporate fundraising.

We would welcome applications from candidates with strong fundraising experience and excellent relationship management skills who want to use their experience to make a real difference to the lives of the children and families that we support.

For an informal discussion, please call our Fundraising Manager, Harjit Bola on 01628 822777. To apply for the role, please email us for an application form. 

Download application pack>>

 

What's it like to work for Alexander Devine?

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.

If you are interested in being part of our team then please get in touch with our HR and Wellbeing Director, Warren King for an information discussion on 01628 822777 or email

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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