Ty Hafan

nursing roles within tŷ hafan

Nursing within Ty Hafan

Within Tŷ Hafan we provide a number of different services to the children and their families and have many different clinical and non- clinical roles supporting one another.

Tŷ Hafan is able to offer training and movement as you progress with us. We also work towards the NHS pay scale system.

Here are some of the roles working in the Hospice;

  • Band 7 Lead Nurse – responsible for managing the nursing and support worker services at Tŷ Hafan ensuring deployment of resources and staff provides a continuous, safe, high quality palliative care service.
  • Band 5 Registered Nurse- works as part of the multi-professional Care Services team in the delivery of a 24hr paediatric palliative care service.
  • Band 5 Learning Disability Nurse- The role of the learning disabilities nurse within the paediatric team will be to incorporate specialist healthcare and support to children and young people with a learning disability, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them live a fulfilling life in conjunction with their paediatric palliative care needs.
  • Band 4 Enhanced Health Care Support Workers - To work as part of Care Services team, autonomously caring for a child allocated by a registered nurse, as outlined in the bespoke plan of care and following successful completion of an agreed competency program.
  • Band 4 Health Care Support Workers- To work as part of Care Services delivering care for children delegated by the nurse in charge and be expected to work flexibly across the service in order to ensure a seamless delivery of care to all children and families accessing the services of Tŷ Hafan.
  • Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant – To lead paediatric palliative medical care for children using our service, and across Wales.
  • Band 7 Family Support Lead - To work with the Tŷ Hafan senior team and external stakeholders to support the identification of eligible families and ensure the safe effective and equitable delivery of family support services for children and families referred to Tŷ Hafan.
  • Band 7 Play and Therapies Lead - To work with the Tŷ Hafan senior team and external stakeholders to support the identification of eligible families and ensure the safe effective and equitable delivery of play and therapy support services for children and families referred to Tŷ Hafan.
  • Band 6 Community Nurse - To work as part of the community nursing team to ensure that the management and deployment of resources within Care Services contributes to the continuous delivery of high quality palliative care to life limited children/young people and their families within the community setting.
  • Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist – To accept referrals to service, making detailed assessments as required to inform decision making. CNSs develop care plans that support symptom control, end of life care and short break care which support the care services staff at Tŷ Hafan with specialist expertise in paediatric palliative nursing care.
  • Band 5 Transition Nurse - To deliver a funded project against core outcomes that include engaging young people in their transition to adult palliative care provision which in turn will increase their physical, psychosocial and spiritual well-being.
  • Band 5 Sibling Support Worker - To organise and facilitate a range of events both in the hospice and community to support siblings with the aim to encourage emotional resilience, peer group support, participation and mitigate isolation.
  • Band 5 Complementary Therapists - To provide a needs led, evidence based Complementary Therapy service to children and family members both within the hospice and community settings. To support the ongoing delivery and development of Complementary Therapy within paediatric palliative care, including assessment, treatment, education and advice.
  • Band 6 Occupational Therapists - To improve quality of life through engagement in meaningful occupation/ play, and support the child and family to identify goals, optimise independence and function both at the hospice and community settings.
  • Physiotherapist- To work as an autonomous practitioner delivering Paediatric Physiotherapy to children in receipt of care services. The skilled practitioner would be expected to develop, implement and review bespoke physiotherapy plans for children aged from birth to 18 years.

Newly qualified nurses

We have a structured training program to support all newly qualified nurses who begin working with us. For more information on how we can support you in your journey please contact us on 029 2053 2200 or email careers@tyhafan.org.

  • Unsociable hours payments for nights, evenings, weekends and bank holidays (ranging from +20% to +60%)
  • Investment in you and your professional career with allocated time for specialist professional development and speciality based training opportunities
  • Holiday entitlement of 30 days (rising to 32 days with service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Subsidised food prepared by the in house catering team
  • The ability to continue with your NHS pension or to enter a Group Personal Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 5%
  • Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership and shopping discount schemes
  • Partners with the Bluelight discount scheme
  • Formal clinical supervision
  • Based in a beautiful location in Sully overlooking the sea; onsite benefits include free parking.
  • Health services discount scheme


NHS Pension

Members of the NHS Pension Scheme (England and Wales) can continue contributing into the scheme.

Or alternately you can enter a Group Personal Pension Scheme.

Why work for us

We have a variety of roles, types of care and services that we can provide and encourage professional and personal development. The care we are able to provide is personal and tailored towards the needs of each individual child and family. Every Nurse is supported by a wide team of professionals who are involved in the child’s care plan right from the beginning.

The Hospice has on-site community nurses, occupational therapists, health visitors and paediatric consultants at hand and specifically for the children and families at Tŷ Hafan.

As one of the team you are able to build strong working relationships together and bond with families.

We also work closely with the Welsh Ambulance Service, GPs and Local Health Boards and also have the opportunity to be part of and lead new initiatives and campaigns.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like working for a Hospice or in third sector we would love to arrange for you to come and meet the team or speak with you over the phone.

Open days

Throughout the year we host several open days for anyone interested in joining the team or looking to progress their professional journey with us.

If you would like to come along to our next open day please email careers@tyhafan.org or call 029 2053 2199.