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. 

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


Activities Co-Ordinator

We are seeking a part-time Activities Co-ordinator to develop and provide a wide range of activities to interest and stimulate the physical and mental well-being of our Day Hospice patients. Together with the Day Hospice Team Leader, you will assess individual needs and plan ongoing weekly activities and events such as garden parties, tea dances and carol concerts in line with our patient’s wishes.
This is an exciting and important role within the Day Hospice with the opportunity to make a real difference to our patients’ well-being. It is a fixed term role lasting between 6 – 12 months, working Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
We are looking for someone who has previously worked with patients in a palliative care or similar setting, can plan and organise successful events and activities and is confident in working with patients as a group and one-to-one. It would also be great you have an understanding of Health and Safety issues in a Hospice setting, including carrying out risk assessments.
Interviews for the role are due to be held on 17th November in the afternoon, please indicate in your application whether you would be able to attend on this date should you be successful in being shortlisted for interview.
Closing date: 9th November
Interview date: 17th November
We look forward to hearing from you!
Activities Co-Ordinator Job Description



Senior Physiotherapist

We are looking for someone to provide a practical and advisory physiotherapy service for our day hospice patients, Lymphoedema patients and in-patients, 3 days per week preferably on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm.
You’ll also be a resource for carers to advise and educate them on the patient’s physiotherapy rehabilitation needs.
You’ll need at least 3 years post registration experience, have experience working within a multidisciplinary team and also have a passion for what you do and helping to maintain or improve a patient’s quality of life. It would be great if you are a qualified manual handler trainer, but this isn’t essential.
We look forward to hearing from you, so call us for an informal chat on 01202 708470.
Closing date: 14th November
Interview date: 29th November
Senior Physiotherapist Job Description and Person Specification




Head of Retail – £30 -35,000

Lewis-Manning Hospice has a well-established chain of charity shops but we are ambitious about expanding and developing the contribution they make to the vital work of the Hospice.
As our Head of Retail you will bring your extensive knowledge and experience to lead and shape our current offer and our future strategy. As well as ensuring that every day we provide a great shopping experience for our customers, a friendly, supportive and efficient place for our staff and volunteers to work, you will, above all, make sure our shops bring in as much money as possible so that we can make Lewis-Manning Hospice the incredible place it is – a place where life is lived to the full, however long or short that is and where nothing is too much trouble.
Closing date: 13th November
Interview date: 22nd November
For an informal discussion about the role, please call William or James on 01202 708470.
Head of Retail Job description and Person specification




Staff Nurses – Band 5 (full and part time)

Nurses often say they don’t have enough time to really care for their patients. As a nurse at Lewis-Manning Hospice you would have all the time you need to give the best quality end of life care in a stunning location overlooking Poole Harbour. 
Come and join us at this exciting time in the development of our services. Lewis-Manning is well known locally as a centre offering exceptional care to people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. 
We are looking for nurses who have their first level RN Qualification, preferably with at least 2 years’ experience. Experience in palliative care would be a bonus, as would a mentorship/ preceptorship course, but this is not essential.
Closing date 7th November
Interviews 15th November
Staff Nurse  Band 5 – Job Description and Person Specification




HR and Volunteering Manager 

As the Hospice embarks on an exciting journey, we are seeking a dynamic and inspiring HR professional to join our team. This is a standalone role with a great opportunity to develop and lead the Hospice’s people and volunteer strategy, focusing on key areas including: implementing an HR System and recruiting clinical staff and volunteers.
HR and Volunteering Manager – 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."