Become a Sue Ryder Nurse

Sue Ryder is here to make sure everyone approaching the end of their life or living with grief can access the support they need. We're recruiting Sue Ryder Nurses and healthcare assistants in our locations throughout England.

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A great place to work

We’re dedicated to giving our nurses the extra time it takes to understand the small things that make the biggest difference to our patients.

We give something back

Giving the time you need to develop your skills to deliver truly personalised care. This can include supporting nursing assistants to qualify as registered nurses, or supporting nurses to develop specialist or advanced knowledge in a particular area.

We think it’s only right that you’re paid to reflect unsocial working hours, so we pay time +30% between 8pm and 6am on weeknights and weekends, and time +60% on bank holidays.

We’re invested in your development

Practice educators lead an engaging and challenging education programme at each of our healthcare locations and we facilitate the RCN leadership course and other accredited training courses.

Our staff have a clear skills development framework in place so all of our nurses and nursing assistants have completed or are studying courses that are relevant to the areas in which they work. For example, pain and symptom management, psychological support, managing challenging behaviour, and supporting people to get the most out of life despite disabilities and difficulties.

We are committed to supporting you

We are committed to supporting you with your NMC revalidation and have purchased the fully NMC-compliant Royal College of Nursing e-portfolio to help you store and manage your CPD evidence, practice hours, reflective accounts and service user feedback easily. Access is completely free for all nursing staff who work solely for Sue Ryder, including permanent staff and bank staff where we, Sue Ryder, are the only employer.

We don’t limit your potential

Many of our staff nurses use the skills they develop with us to become clinical nurse specialists, take on managerial roles or even end up as our hospice or centre directors. We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in working for us as a nurse or healthcare assistant.

Find out more about the expert palliative care Sue Ryder Nurses provide for people at the most difficult time of their lives.

Search our latest vacancies

We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in working for us as a Sue Ryder Nurse or healthcare assistant.

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Why work for Sue Ryder?
We've been providing expert care for over 70 years. We put personalisation at the heart of our care provision and it’s also at the heart of our organisation, in our people, and in what we do.
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We're commited to making Sue Ryder a great place to work for our people. Each and every one of them.
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Find a local care service
We have palliative care hubs, hospices and community support in a number of different counties across England.