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Nursing careers with us

As a nurse at Shooting Star Children's Hospices, you'll use your skills to deliver exceptional care to the children and families we support. Whatever your nursing background, we'll help you develop the wide array of clinical skills needed to care for children with the most medically complex needs. As all our care is delivered one-to-one you'll also have the time to deliver holistic, patient centred care, and help children and families create magical memories, whether at our hospices, in their homes, or at one of our many trips and events. It's an exciting time to be joining our charity, as we expand our services with the aim to reach every family that needs our support. Contact us today to learn more about continuing your nursing career with us.
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What our nurses say

Nurse Eloise


“When I came here I thought I’d lose all of my IV skills but not the case. There are a lot of complex children that come here that require IV medications, TPN and I’ve actually learnt new skills such as giving subcutaneous medication via syringe drivers.”

Nurse Jess


“I started as a newly qualified nurse, now I have the skills and confidence to care for any child that comes into the hospice no matter how complex their care needs are.”

Alison, bank nurse


“As a Bank Nurse, I really enjoy the flexibility that you get. I tend to be able to get the shifts that I need, and I really feel like part of the team as well. It’s just a really lovely environment to work in.”

Nurse Anita


“One of the things I really enjoy is taking the time to get to know the families and getting to know the children. I’ve never had a chance to build relationships with people I give care to before, and I’m absolutely loving it.”

Video - the benefits of working as a children's hospice nurse

Life as a hospice nurse

Watch what some of our nurses think about working at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Example nursing roles

Band 5-6 Nurse

Transition Nurse

Community Nurse

Bank Nurse

Get in touch

Interested in learning more about our nursing careers at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices? We are happy to have an informal chat or arrange a time to come and visit our hospice. Call or email Geraldine, our Head of Care, or fill in the form below to get in touch.

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Key benefits

NHS matching

Our salaries are matched to the NHS, and you can choose to keep your NHS pension.

Skills development

We’ll create a personalised training and development plan for you to enhance your clinical skills.

Part of a caring team

Work alongside our team of Healthcare Assistants, Physotherapists, Family Support Workers and Social Workers.


Save money with free parking at our hospices, plus free meals while on shift and a range of charity discounts.

Other benefits

We offer a competitive remuneration package with additional unsocial hours payments, and much more.

Bank staff

We are always happy to welcome new bank nurses. If you want to work flexible hours around your other commitments.

See us for yourself

Our Professional Open Days are a chance for medical professionals to come and see our hospice and learn about the work we do.