Trainee Clinical Nurse Specialist

Location Chelmsford
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £37,374 - £43,967
Contact name: Kate Tighe

Contact email:
Job ref: 002282
Published: 9 days ago



Farleigh Hospice is a high performing organisation providing specialist palliative and end of life care for people with life limiting illness in the Mid Essex region. 


Our team at Farleigh has grown and evolved to meet the changings needs of the community we serve and we are looking for highly motivated Trainee Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Community team.  


Are you a motivated, forward thinking, talented individual interested in delivering excellent specialist palliative care within a multidisciplinary team to patients and their families within mid Essex?  


Farleigh Hospice is the leading specialist palliative care provider in mid Essex, providing specialist support to patients and their families in both the community via our multidisciplinary locality care teams, and our inpatient unit.   


We are now looking for skilled registered nurses who are interested in developing in-depth palliative care skills to be the  Community Clinical Nurse Specialists of the future. This exciting new program is a 2-year training plan which once successfully completed will transition to a CNS role. Covering in-depth holistic assessments, complex symptom management, collaboration with the local and wider MDT, psychosocial and spiritual care and advance care planning you will develop the skill set to work autonomously in the provision of expert palliative care.   


As an organisation with a strong social purpose, we understand the strength we gain from having and supporting diverse teams. The different skills and experiences that colleagues from different backgrounds bring allow us to make better decisions, consider different views and be an altogether more interesting and cohesive place to work.  


As an organisation keen to develop and retain our staff, we will provide successful candidates with:  

  • Bespoke induction  

  • Allocated mentor  

  • Principles of Palliative Care course  

  • Two Tier Dementia Course  

  • DNACPR Course to be signed off as a Senior Responsible Officer  

  • Access to educational opportunities provided by our internal Education Team  

  • Eight-week secondment to the inpatient unit  

  • Access to external study days and conferences  

  • Access to an internal advanced symptom control course  

  • Train the trainer for developing teaching skills  

  • Generous benefit package detailed in job pack  


This post involves working on a 7-day week rota. 


Why apply for this role?  


We offer a great working environment, a competitive pay and benefit package, flexible working and a strong team to support you.  


If you require further information, please view the Job Description or contact Kate Tighe (Locality Care Team Manager, North Team) on 01245 455470 or via email:; for additional information.  


For the full job description, please click here.


(Please note – If we receive a high number of applications we will close the vacancy before the closing date) 


Farleigh Hospice is committed to creating an inclusive working environment where diversity is recognised and celebrated.  To achieve this we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Farleigh Hospice operates a three-month probation period. Positions may be subject to DBS Disclosure. Charity Registration No: 284670.