New Role
We are recruiting for a Communications Manager  

We’re looking for an experienced Communications Manager to join our new team! You’ll be responsible for our online, digital and offline marketing & PR; creating campaigns & material to support the fundraising activities as well as our Hospice patient literature.

It’s a great role for passionate and enthusiastic Marketeer who wants to put their skills to use in the not-for-profit sector.

Find out more and apply here (deadline May 4th) :

Are you a nurse thinking about working in Palliative Care?

Our nurses say that working in Palliative and End of Life Care is both rewarding and a privilege. At Lewis-Manning we believe that nurses should be given the time to care and work within a supportive multidisciplinary team with the primary aim of putting patient needs first. 

In the Clinical Team we are currently recruiting for:

Band 5 Registered Staff Nurses
Senior Sister – Team Leader In-Patient Unit (IPU) and Day Hospice

Health Care Assistants
Ward Clerk

Anyone interested in applying for these Clinical Roles, please download and complete the application form below and return it to hr@lewis-manning.co.uk or Human Resources, Lewis-Manning Hospice, 1 Crichel Mount Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 8LT.

Please download the Job Description/Person Specification, Application Form and read the Disclosure and Barring Notice below.

Application Form
Disclosure and Barring Service Notice

Staff Vacancies

Senior Sister – Team Leader In-Patient Unit (IPU) and Day Hospice

We are looking for a Senior Sister to lead the In-Patient Unit and Day Hospice.
Senior Sister – Team Leader In-Patient Unit (IPU) and Day Hospice – Job Description and Person Specification

Ward Clerk

We are looking for an efficient and helpful Ward Clerk to support the smooth running of the clinical team. You will be the first point of telephone contact and responsible for admin.
Ward Clerk – Job Description and Person Specification

Staff Nurses – Band 5 

We still have a few vacancies left for experienced nurses.  If you have been working in an environment that has supported patients with cancer, who are elderly, frail or at end of life, this job is for you. 
Staff Nurse In-Patient Unit – Job Description and Person Specification

Health Care Assistants 

Health Care Assistant – Job Description and Person Specification


Volunteers needed!

Volunteer application form (PDF)
Volunteer application form (Word)

Admin Support

Providing a range of admin support including typing, filing, distributing posters, maintaining database, photocopying, laminating, tidying and sorting.
Skills/attributes:  experienced in office supporting role.

Board and Development Groups    

Drawing on a range of skills to provide strategic support and leadership to the executive team and to enhance the connections of and fundraising capability of Lewis-Manning Trust.   
Skills/attributes:  a diverse range of professional and business skills and experience including legal, accountancy, marketing, media, healthcare, entrepreneurial and commercial at a strategic level.     

Care Support (Day and Night)              

During the day, working with the nursing team in Day Hospice, Inpatient Unit or clinics to support them in providing care to patients, helping with refreshments, talking to and engaging with patients and generally supporting them during their stay. In addition, care supporters might be asked to clear rooms after use and prepare for next use.
During the night offering support to the nursing team overnight in the Inpatient Unit to answer telephones, provide refreshments and help the team in preparing clinical facilities.
Skills/attributes: cheerful and caring disposition and ability to put people at ease. Common sense and good “housekeeper”.  Willingness to learn care skills.

Community Champions

Representing Lewis-Manning at community events and groups, learning about the work of the hospice so as to be able to speak to small groups and act as an ambassador. Helping with collections, can distribution and collection and seasonal bag packing. Helping run stalls at events and chatting to people to engage in Lewis-Manning’s work.
Skills/attributes:  engaging personality, confident with people. 

Activities co-ordinators

Building relationships with people in the community to provide a range of activities from Lewis-Manning House. Identifying target audiences and finding routes to promote the activities. Co-ordinating attendance, organising facilities and evaluating the activities to inform future plans.
Skills/attributes: good organiser, creative, engaging personality.


Offering safe and appropriate facilitation to support groups and able to signpost when further support is required.    Supervision and reflective practice arrangements to be put into place.  
Skills/attributes: Experience in group work and a relevant qualification.

Complementary Therapists        

Working with patients, carers, and others.
Skills/attributes: must be qualified with a minimum of ITEC with at least two years’ experience.  We will require copies of original certificates and current insurance certificate, along with any evidence of membership to professional bodies.


Providing safe and reliable transport for patients to and from their home. Alternatively, making collections and deliveries for our shops. Periodically helping with other transport needs as required.
Skills/attributes: clean driving licence, experienced and confident driver. Own car suitable for patient use.


Fit, able and enthusiastic gardeners to provide reliable support to our maintenance capability.  Periodically working with our garden designer and groups of volunteers to create and promote a healing experience and sense of wellbeing.


Offering a welcome at Lewis-Manning House and at events.  Preparing rooms/facilities for groups and meetings, providing refreshments, dealing with issues arising on the day eg. Need for chairs, heat and water.  Helping with room booking calendar and reception.  Periodically providing reception cover and helping the care team in clearing and preparing clinical facilities.
Skills/attributes:  cheerful disposition and ability to put people at ease.  Common sense, and a good “housekeeper”.

Kitchen and Refreshment Support           

Nutrition is a vital part of holistic care and all food at Lewis-Manning is prepared with patients in mind. Volunteers are needed to assist with food serving. In addition, help might be required with events or refreshments for groups.
Skills/attributes: team player willing to undertake food hygiene course/certificate and adaptable to a variety of food and refreshment needs.

Shop Assistants

Offering support to retail shop managers in all aspects of running a charity shop including front line sales, display, sorting, steaming, cleaning, ragging and supporting retail events and community activities which broaden and support Lewis-Manning’s presence in the community.
Skills/attributes:  cheerful, helpful disposition.   Retail experience an advantage but not essential. Reliable and flexible.
You can also download the list of volunteer roles:

Volunteer Roles 2016 (pdf)

Volunteer Roles 2016 (Word)

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"After some wonderful palliative care, I feel as close to well again as I have felt for a very long time.”

"I could not have wished for more support."

"Time spent at Lewis-Manning Hospice brought great help to me physically and mentally."