Ardgowan Hospice
Ardgowan Hospice

Charity registered in Scotland SC011541

Ardgowan Hospice, based in Greenock, Inverclyde, was established in 1981 to enhance the lives of local people affected by cancer and other serious life limiting illnesses.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £70,000
  • Greenock
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Ardgowan Hospice has been delivering a highly valued quality service to patients and families living with a life-limiting illness for over 40 years.

As Chief Executive you will oversee the continued development and delivery of our excellent specialist palliative care services to meet the changing needs of the community and you will also safeguard our long-term financial sustainability through effective, sound, financial management.

Working with the Board and key stakeholders to shape the future direction of the Hospice, including the development of a new strategic plan, encompassing a short, medium and long-term perspective. You will also ensure the effective utilisation of the Hospice’s assets and resources with a strong focus on the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability, and impact of the organisation. Through the development of effective relationships and partnerships across the Hospice sector and with key external stakeholders, the Chief Executive will also ensure the hospice plays an active role in shaping and influencing national policy.

We are looking for a compassionate, solutions focused and visionary leader, who brings a proven track record at senior management / executive level gained within a healthcare environment. As an accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders, coupled with the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating partnerships and encouraging increased collaboration. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:

• Relevant experience in developing or re-designing services to and in response to an increase, change in demand, or financial constraint

• Direct involvement in translating broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans and aligning processes and systems to achieve strategic priorities

• Experience of effectively managing resources and budgets, as well as experience of delivering long-term financial sustainability and value for money

• Previous involvement in designing, leading, and implementing organisational and cultural change in a manner that inspires, motivates, and engages all employees

You would be joining Ardgowan Hospice at an exciting time, as they seek to develop new models of care, both within the Inpatient Unit and in the community, and greater partnership working across the three Clyde Hospices and the wider NHS. As the Chief Executive you will ensure the Hospice continues to promote excellence in palliative care through education, enablement, and support throughout the community.