We are proud to launch a new film aimed at attracting nurses to join our award-winning care team.
We have seen our service grow across two counties following the opening of its second hospice in Devizes last year. Now that the service covers the whole of Wiltshire, we are busy recruiting extra nurses to cover the growing demand from families for the service.
At a time when demand for nurses is at a premium across the UK, we hope the video – which features interviews with nurses and Julia’s House staff in action will give a real flavour of what makes the charity so special to work for.
Director of Care Ali Acaster says: “Being a Julia’s House nurse is a job like no other. Our nurses have the time to really get to know the families they support and that relationship is what enables us to offer a truly bespoke service.
“We provide care for families wherever and whenever they need it at home, at our hospices or in the community. Our nurses our highly skilled professionals but this is care that goes way beyond looking after the clinical needs of the child.
“No two days are the same – you could be taking a teenager for a coffee and a reassuring chat, taking a child to the beach for a community care session, turning up on an exhausted mum’s doorstep so that she can go upstairs for a sleep knowing her child is in safe hands or even organising a water fight in the hospice garden!
“Where else would creating special memories be part of the job description. This is not ordinary nursing, it’s extraordinary.”
Julia’s House has a number of celebrity Patrons including Martin Clunes, Guy and Jacqui Ritchie, Jasper Conran, Rupert Everett, Nigel Havers, Eddie Howe and Trudie Styler.
Ali admits that being a Julia’s House nurse can come with other perks beyond the immense job satisfaction: “It’s true we do get to meet our Patrons and their friends from time to time. We are lucky to be supported by some really lovely people who take a genuine interest in the work of the charity.
“I suspect there aren’t many nurses that get a chance to hang out with Guy Ritchie and David Beckham in their working day!”
Find out more about becoming a Julia's House nurse and watch the full film here.