Learn more about employment and voluntary opportunities within Jessie May

Here at Jessie May we are a very small team, led by our Chief Executive Officer Chris Roys. We also have a Fundraising Team, a mixture of Children’s Nurses and Nursery Nurses, and an office admin team. We are supported by an Extended Team of Nurses and Nursery Nurses. All nursing personnel are employed through a local NHS Trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBristol), but are paid for by the funds that Jessie May needs to raise each year.

Jessie May is responsible in-house for the recruitment of all other positions.

To find out more about how you can volunteer with the Jessie May fundraising team, please click here.


Vacancy: Band 5 Nurse

Band 5 Nurse, Jessie May Community Children’s Nurses (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and BANES), 30 hours per week

Salary: £23,023 – £29,608 depending on experience.

Hours: 30 hours per week

Location: Bristol (Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and BANES)

Holiday: as per agenda for change

An exciting position has become available for a Band 5 Nurse to join Jessie May, the children’s hospice at home charity. This role is fully funded by Jessie May, but employed through the NHS, providing NHS employee rights and benefits.

Jessie May Nurses provide vital respite care and support for children with life limiting conditions in their homes in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Jessie May is an innovative and growing charity which has provided these free services to families since 1996. The terminally ill children we care for are at the heart of everything we do.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate and committed Nurse to join our friendly team and help ensure that we maintain our high quality of service as our caseload grows and we reach more families in new areas.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced, enthusiastic Band 5 Nurse who is passionate about making a difference to children’s lives, and building relationships with the families they spend time with.

Jessie May Nurses support each family at home, offering a range of outreach services to support both the child and their family from initial diagnosis, regular ongoing nursing and respite support, through to the intensive and highly specialised end of life care, and subsequent bereavement support for the family after the loss of their child.

The role’s main responsibilities include:

Jessie May Nurses provide vital respite care and support for children with life limiting conditions in their homes.

Supporting the children at respite days such as Woodside, Bowling, ice skating, Cinema and going to the seaside.

Supporting families after the loss of their child

This position is based in the Jessie May Head Office at Kingswood Estate in Kingswood, East Bristol. The office offers free parking, an on-site café, good transport links, and is surrounded by an urban oasis. View the office on maps here.

Why Jessie May?

Jessie May is a local, award-winning charity, created by a family for families. All of our staff, including across the care, administration and fundraising teams, are passionate about our charity and the families we support. We are the only charity locally providing our hospice at home service, and have a national reputation for providing exceptional care and support.

As a Jessie May Nurse, you will work with, and train alongside, passionate, a supportive team of professionals. All of our nurses are equipped with the range of skills needed to care for children with complex medical needs, and regular training is provided.

We provide in house training and have access to UHBristol training and study days, access to regular safeguarding and clinical supervision.

How to apply

Do you want to make a real difference to local families’ lives?

Many of the families we support say Jessie May Nurses offer a crucial lifeline to them. If you are looking for a new, extremely rewarding role and would like to join a brilliant team of like-minded people, we would love to hear from you.

INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY – please visit: www.jobs.nhs.uk

You can download the full job description here: Band 5 Nurse Advert August 2018

Closing date

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th August 2018.

To find out more about Jessie May, visit www.jessiemay.org.uk/about-us. To hear some words from one of our brilliant nurses, Andy, visit http://www.jessiemay.org.uk/watch/.