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Clinical Programme Manager WYICB Paediatric Palliative Care (XR09)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
Are you an experienced Children and Young Persons Palliative Care nurse, a recognised clinical expert, with a passion for service improvement and collaborative working, and ready for a new challenge working across the health and care system?

We are looking for an outstanding individual to develop and support the delivery of the West Yorkshire ICB Specialist Paediatric Palliative End of Life Care Service for children and young people affected by life-limiting and/ or life-threatening conditions and their families. Hosted by Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust your collaborative approach will enable you to work effectively with all relevant stakeholders across West to achieve equitable access to palliative and end-of-life care for children and young people, as recommended by NICE guidance. The focus of this role will be to support the interconnectivity of NHS Trusts in West Yorkshire in addition to supporting the delivery of the broader palliative and end of life care strategy for children and young people.

You will be able to evidence your experience of managing and developing clinical services in addition to programme management methodology to lead strategically and your ability to work across a complex and evolving system. As an experienced senior nurse, you will also have clinical responsibility to provide clinical advice to families and staff and will also provide support and supervision to local teams.

Main duties of the job

As the Clinical Programme Manager for the West Yorkshire ICB Specialist Paediatric Palliative Care Service, you will be professionally and managerially accountable to the Head of Nursing at the Leeds Childrens Hospital. You will also be required to provide regular assurance to the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) on delivery against defined programme objectives.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the role with you if you are interested in the post. Please contact us to find out more and we can arrange an informal visit at any time:

Laura Whelan, Head of Nursing, Leeds Childrens Hospital:

Sayma Mirza, Associate Director for Children, Young People and Families, West Yorkshire ICB:

Dr Archana Soman, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Leeds Childrens Hospital and West Yorkshire Specialist Paediatric Palliative Care Service:

About us

Leeds Childrens Hospital is one of the largest childrens hospitals in the UK and is part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Based in one of the fastest growing and most vibrant cities in the UK, we provide secondary and tertiary care to children, young people and their families from Leeds, Yorkshire and the North of England.

At Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust we have defined a culture based on values and behaviours known as the Leeds Way - Patient Centred, Fair, Collaborative, Accountable and Empowered. We have recently been assessed as a Good Hospital Getting Better by the CQC. The Leeds Childrens Hospital is Caring about Children. We strive to be a place where staff are proud to work and children, young people and their families feel welcome.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder responsible for the strategic development and operational delivery of paediatric palliative care and bereavement support activities within Leeds Childrens Hospital.

The post holder will support the delivery of outstanding end of life care for children,

young people and their families affected by life limiting and life threatening illnesses whilst under the care of Leeds Childrens Hospital.

The post holder will liaise with senior nursing management teams, and external partners, including local hospices, providing visibility and promoting and advocating for palliative care and bereavement support as required.

The post holder will develop existing relationships with external partners and families establishing robust pathways for this group of, children, young people and their families.

The post holder is required to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Other Paediatric Palliative Care qualifications would be desirable.

The post holder will practice clinically at an advanced level assessing, advising and making appropriate referrals to other professionals where required. They will also work regionally across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The post holder will lead the development and delivery of the Palliative Care and Bereavement Service ensuring adherence to End of Life care for infants, children and young people NICE Guidance.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Masters level degree or demonstrable evidence of working at this level
  • Short course in Paediatric Palliative Care
  • Programme Manager Skills


  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Significant experience in Paediatric Palliative Care to act as expert pracititioner
  • Experience in stakeholder management and ability to influence across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of Project Management
  • Experience of patient/service user advocacy role
  • Current issues in Healthcare
  • In-depth knowledge and awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to Paediatric Palliative Care and ability to translate this into local practice reflected in organisational policy
  • Knowledge of National Paediatric Palliative Care standards and service specifications
  • Evidence of recent working within a Paediatric Palliative Care service/area on a regular basis
  • Evidence of management and leadership development, including managing change

Skills & Behaviours


  • Organisational Skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information to large groups
  • Time management skills
  • Prioritising skills
  • Conflict management
  • Initiative to resolve issues within their own control
  • Ability to make effective connections with all levels within the organisation and the West Yorkshire ICB
  • Ability to manage data from a variety of sources and formulate into user friendly information
  • Ability to respond positively to change, modernisation and new ways of working
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Assertiveness & Enthusiasm
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Compassion

Additional requirements


  • Leadership skills
  • Influencing & Negotiation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering high-quality end-of-life care including complex symptom control and medication delivery
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for post

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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