Hospice in the Weald – Director of Care

    Would you like to work for an inspirational and ground breaking charity?
     
    Director of Care
    Salary circa. £60,000 (FTE)
    Full Time (37.5 hrs) Part time considered
     
    We are looking for an exceptional individual to work in partnership with the Medical Director, supporting the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees to ensure that the strategic aims of Hospice in the Weald (HitW) are achieved. This new post mirrors our mission which is based on a philosophy of care for patients, their families and carers. We have taken the decision to move this post away from a clinical approach to a wider, more ‘holistic’ one. The ideal incumbent may not come from a Nursing background, but may bring skills to the post from a health and social care background – for example a senior management role in Counselling, Rapid Response Care or Physiotherapy. 
    The main focus of the post will be to develop and deliver plans for current and future HitW services to meet the needs of patients, families, carers and family caregivers. You will be a leader who has the vision to guide, empower and enable the management team in charge of Services to provide effective, efficient, and seamless compassionate Hospice Palliative Care.
    A proven track record of operating at senior management level in health and social care, effective change management plus financial and commercial wisdom and prowess are essential to this post.
    Hospice in the Weald provides compassionate, individualized, holistic and supportive care for all patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers in a community of approximately 350,000 over an area of 400 sq. miles of West Kent and northern East Sussex. We are based in Pembury in a beautiful rural setting, close to historic Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent and are just 30 miles south of London.
    Benefits include: generous pension scheme and holiday allowance, mobile phone, tablet, mileage allowance, childcare vouchers, subsidized dining facilities, free parking and ‘cycle to work’ scheme.
    Please apply directly via our website www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk
    For an informal discussion about this post please contact Rob Woolley, CEO, having read the job description on 01892 820518