Strathcarron Hospice
Strathcarron Hospice

Charity registered in Scotland SC006704

We provide specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. We care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases. We are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and we promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond.

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Top job! Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,693 – £46,467
  • Denny
  • Closing 5th May 2021

Strathcarron Hospice is an independent hospice, founded in 1981, and is one of the largest palliative in-patient units in Scotland. It is located in the Scottish Central Belt, serving a population of nearly 400,000 in both urban and rural settings across NHS Forth Valley and the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth areas of NHS North Lanarkshire.

We have an exciting new position for a Communications Manager at Strathcarron Hospice. In this role you will develop communications and branding across all of the Hospice and our Subsidiaries.

You will be an enthusiastic, team player with experience of leading successful communications using a mix of traditional and digital marketing and PR activities. You will have a proven track record in communications with the ability to raise the profile of the Hospice and improve the public’s understanding of what we do.

Essentially for this role you will require strong planning and organisational skills, including the ability to work under own your initiative and balance competing demands.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You can confidently engage with range of people, including a proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

This post is subject to a check by Disclosure Scotland.

For informal enquiries please contact our Chief Executive, Irene McKie via email or call 01324 826222.

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Events and Challenges Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £23,869 – £30,975
  • Denny
  • Closing 31st January 2022

services Strathcarron Hospice provides for local people at a time when they are needed most? Are you a can-do person, who thrives on running a busy and varied portfolio which raises invaluable funds for a local charity? If you are, then we have a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a full-time Events and Challenges fundraising role.

This exciting role is key to the Hospice fundraising team and you will work together with colleagues to deliver a varied programme of events throughout the year, building awareness and generating valuable income. Ranging from traditional in-person fundraising events to overseas, virtual and third party challenges, this role is full of interesting opportunities to develop as an events professional. You will need to be an excellent communicator, organiser and have the enthusiasm and knowledge to drive forward a key element of the charity’s fundraising strategy.

Duties will include:

• Deliver a programme of in-person and virtual events which deliver on budgets for income and expenditure

• Building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including third-party providers and suppliers

• Supporting the wider fundraising team with gaining sponsorship and event support

• Ensure a high level of stewardship for event attendees/participants, supporters, sponsors and donors

• Take an active role in competitor activity, identifying new event opportunities, market trends and event budgeting

• Be proactive in recording event and supporter data

• A positive approach to overall fundraising, helping contribute to overall income targets

Applicants will need:

• Proven experience of success in running a variety of events

• Ability to manage a varied and constantly evolving range of projects

• A real 'can-do’ attitude, keen to lead by example

• A commitment to the charity’s ethics, values, and team mentality

• Exceptional skills and experience in relationship building and communication

• An understanding of H & S, Risk assessment, and event planning

• A creative and innovative approach to planning and implementing a diverse range of appropriate events

• Knowledge of Digital/Online Fundraising

This post is for 37.5 hours per week, the Event and Challenge Fundraiser is required to be flexible as the days of working each week may vary and will involve occasional evenings and weekends.

The post is subject to a check by Disclosure Scotland.

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Community Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,709 – £25,982
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 4th March 2022

We are looking for a motivated and adaptable person to join the Strathcarron Community Development Team as a Community Link Worker for the Falkirk West area. This post is delivered in partnership with GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

The post holder will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of GP practice populations. They will support individuals to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Working collaboratively with the person, the Community Link Worker will support them through decision making processes to help them decide upon the issues that they would like to address and help them to overcome any barriers to addressing these.

The post holder must have experience of working with people who are facing complex social and emotional circumstances, a strong understanding of the challenges affecting people living in areas of disadvantage in relation to living well, extensive effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis as well as experience in networking and relationship building with other professionals and organisations.

The post is subject to a check by Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG).

This vacancy has now closed

Hospice Bereavement Lead (Adults)

  • Part time
  • £33,072 – £40,736 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 7th March 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Hospice Bereavement Lead to join the multi-disciplinary team at Strathcarron Hospice as part of the Patient and Family Support Team.

The successful candidate will be required to lead the day to day management of the adult bereavement service, assessing the need for appropriate support and allocating cases to volunteers and staff. They will also be expected to supervise, and provide support and training to volunteers.

The Bereavement Lead will work alongside the Patient and Family Support Team Manager to develop the Service both within the Hospice and the wider community in order to ensure the Service is responsive to change and evidence based.

This is a permanent post working part time 22.5 hours per week.

The ability to work to deadlines and possession of strong interpersonal skills are essential.

The post is subject to a check by Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG).

This vacancy has now closed


  • Part time
  • £33,072 – £40,736 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley and Cumbernauld/Kilsyth
  • Closing 3rd April 2022

Strathcarron Hospice is the hub of a specialist palliative care service which serves the people of Forth Valley and Cumbernauld/Kilsyth in North Lanarkshire. Its hallmark is delivering person-centred, holistic care to people with palliative care needs – and to their families and carers. Spiritual and religious care has been an important component of all our services from the earliest days of the Hospice, recognising that illness death and grief are experiences which often trigger important questions and a search for meaning, hope and peace.

We have a vacancy for a Chaplain to join our multi-disciplinary team – to support the provision of religious, pastoral and spiritual support for patients and carers, staff and volunteers.

Applicants should have:

  • a passion, vision and understanding of how best to support the spiritual needs of patients/families receiving palliative care
  • experience in pastoral/ chaplaincy role, preferably in healthcare context
  • an ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of people in difficult situations
  • active membership in a mainstream faith community

The role will enable the successful applicant to expand their knowledge and skills within the unique environment of Hospice Care and to find many opportunities to make a real difference to the experience of patients and their families.

The post is subject to a check by the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

This vacancy has now closed

Rehab Assistant

  • Part time
  • £23,709 – £25,982 pro-rata
  • Denny, Stirlingshire
  • Closing 13th April 2022

Are you an experienced healthcare support worker looking to gain knowledge, skills and expertise in rehabilitation in palliative care?

Do you want to work for an organisation where you can achieve your potential and deliver the highest quality of care?

Do you value working with patients and their families to find out what’s important to them, and to help them be the best they can be?

If so, this job may be for you!

The rehab assistant will assist the Allied Health Professional (AHP) team to assess individuals and deliver skilled rehabilitation programmes in our inpatient unit and in the community.

You will be highly motivated and enthusiastic, and have a passion for supporting individuals and their families to achieve their fullest potential. You will have experience in delivering healthcare and working in a multidisciplinary team; and you will understand the importance of self-management and an enabling approach. You will be able to work independently, and it will be advantageous if you have relevant experience of working in the community and with individuals with long term and deteriorating conditions.

You will be part of the AHP team but will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary colleagues across various departments and clinical settings.

You will enjoy these fantastic benefits that Strathcarron offers:

  • A structured induction
  • Regular Clinical Supervision
  • Personal Development Plan
  • A robust research, education and development programme facilitated by our Education and Practice Development Team
  • A dynamic and motivated inter-professional team
  • Opportunities to work across various clinical settings
  • Free parking
  • Career Average pension scheme – 22.6% employer contribution
  • 35 holiday days increasing to 41 days with length of service, pro rata (NHS service recognised)
  • Occupational Sick Pay

You will need a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle which will allow you to travel as required.

The post is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland.

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Top job! Business Development Manager - Creative Homecare

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £47,000
  • Denny
  • Closing 25th July 2022

We are creating a new post of Business Development Manager for Creative Homecare. This is an exciting opportunity to take forward and develop our Creative Homecare Service which currently operates in Forth Valley, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and surrounding areas.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company which has established a good reputation for quality and a service model that allows time to meet the needs and wishes of our customers. You will help us achieve the full potential of a well-regarded service and help us accelerate the growth of the company.

We are looking for an experienced Sales, Marketing and Business professional whose role is to ensure we meet our revenue targets, through a strong strategy of staff recruitment and retention and a strategy to successfully build a strong customer base.

Creative Homecare is a social enterprise and its purpose is to provide an income stream to Strathcarron Hospice.

Whether or not your sales and marketing background is in social care, our expectations, standards and pace will stretch and develop you. We are a friendly team that works together and shares the pressures, but don’t under-estimate the challenges. We need you to turn Creative Homecare into a fast growing business where you will become an integral member of the senior team as the company grows.

We are looking for a Business Development Manager with:

  • A confident composed approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and persuade
  • A passion for quality, building relationships and driving our reputation
  • Proven experience of business development and identifying new business opportunities
  • High level attention to detail and excellent writing skills
  • Ability to use our company computer systems including outlook, excel and word.
  • A driving licence with access to a car

In return you will enjoy these fantastic benefits:

  • Excellent rate of pay
  • Exciting, flexible and rewarding work environment
  • A structured induction
  • Personal Development Plan
  • A dynamic and motivated inter-professional team
  • Free parking
  • Career Average pension scheme – 23.1% employer contribution
  • 35 holiday days increasing to 41 days with length of service
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Access to NHS Benefits

This post is subject to a check by Disclosure Scotland.

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Compassionate Community Builder

  • Part time
  • £23,709 – £25,982 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 12th December 2022

Strathcarron Hospice are actively supporting the development of ‘Compassionate Communities’ which can enable local neighbourhoods to support people to live well, age well, die well and grieve well.

With support from the National Lottery Community Fund we have an exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced Community Builder to work at neighbourhood level in the Fallin community within Forth Valley.

Working alongside key partners i.e. existing services, third sector organisations, community groups and individuals, and using an Asset Based Community Development approach, you will support the building of connected and caring communities that enable people with deteriorating health and their carers to live well right up to the end of life.

We are looking for someone who is confident, inquisitive, resourceful and courageous, driven by the joy of connection. You will be able to spot an opportunity and provide the right conditions for it to develop and flourish. You will be patient and reflective, acknowledging that change happens within communities at the speed of trust. These attributes will enable you to grow community capacity, weave relationships and help local people create positive change and build a compassionate community.

You must have excellent listening skills, be able to communicate with a diverse range of people and thrive on social networking. Ideally you will be educated to HNC level in a relevant field and have a track record of successful asset based community development work.

This role necessitates flexible working (day/ evening/ weekends) and some travel. A car and a driving licence are essential.

The post holder will be subject to a check by Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme

This post is funded by a grant from National Lottery Community Fund

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Hospital at Home Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,709 – £25,982 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 12th December 2022

An opportunity has arisen as part of a collaborative venture between NHS Forth Valley, Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership and Strathcarron Community Development

We are looking for an energetic enthusiastic person to join our team of Community Link Workers on a fixed term contract from the 6th Feb 2023 until the 31st March 2024.

The post holder will respond to referrals made by Hospital at Home practitioners. The post holder will make contact with the individual or carer and will carry out a home visit where a good conversation will help to identify what support the person already has in place, and what is available in their local community which might interest them. The post holder will build a knowledge of resources available in the communities and will signpost to these as appropriate.

The successful applicant will need a flexible “can do” attitude, and will need to be able to quickly build relationships of trust with professionals, patients and families.

They will need to be a team worker, but also be able to use their own initiative. An ability to “think outside the box” and find out what really matters to people is essential.

Secondment from another role within the hospice may be considered.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role then please contact Susan High, Compassionate Communities Coordinator - or call 07734 306676.

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Board Trustee (Volunteer)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Denny Stirlingshire
  • Closing 10th March 2023

Responsible to: Council of Management, Strathcarron Hospice

Time Commitment: 4 x Council of Management meetings per year

1 x Annual General Meeting per year

3 x Audit Committee meetings per year

2 x Investment Committee meetings per year

Meetings are held in person at Stathcarron Hospice, with remote attendance available.

Terms of Office: Trustees are appointed for a 4-year term of office, with renewal for a further 4-year term to a maximum of 8 years.

Start Date: The appointee is expected to take up post as soon as possible and will be a co-opted member of Council before being formally elected to Council of Management at the Annual General Meeting.

Council Members – Strathcarron Hospice

Strathcarron Hospice is currently looking for a qualified accountant to join its Council of Management. Council members are trustees and unpaid directors who give up their free time to support a cause they believe in. Council members have no direct management responsibilities but they set the overall strategic direction and ensure that we work within the objectives of the charity, as laid out in our governing documents.

Council meets in the evening (Monday); four times a year and as qualified accountant you would also join our Audit Committee which meets three times a year and also our Investment Committee which meets twice a year, both meetings being approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Council members provide advice and scrutiny through their participation in these meetings.

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Community Development Worker - Compassionate Communities

  • Part time
  • £25,914 – £28,187 pro-rata
  • Falkirk area
  • Closing 6th March 2023

Working alongside communities to support people to live well right up to the end of life is a strategic priority for Strathcarron Hospice. To help us further connect people who have long term conditions within their communities, we are looking for an experienced Community Development worker to help us deliver on our funded community projects and grow our Compassionate Communities work.

We are looking for someone with a high level of creativity, responsibility and self-drive who loves working with people and communities. The post holder will build relationships with individuals to find out what skills and gifts people have in order to connect them meaningfully in their own community.

Working alongside our Community Development team your responsibilities will include:

  • Discovering what community support already exists in an individual’s life and community.
  • Connecting people with long term health conditions to their community in a way that is meaningful to them
  • Recruitment of community volunteers to visit people in their community or accompany individuals to groups
  • Actively seeking opportunities to discuss Compassionate Communities movement in the community through awareness raising talks to local community groups
  • Delivering volunteer induction and organising training programmes
  • Accurate record keeping

The post holder will be based in their own home, have access to office space at Strathcarron Hospice and will cover the Falkirk Council area.

The post is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland.

This vacancy has now closed

Community Development Lead

  • Part time
  • £35,000 – £45,000 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
  • Closing 27th March 2023

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a visionary leader to take forward the Community Development work of Strathcarron Hospice.

As a Hospice, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist Hospice services across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and strive to support people in our communities to live well, die well and to grieve well. For several years we have also been on a journey to walk alongside and learn from our local communities using an Asset Based Community Development approach. We believe that if we work with local neighbourhoods to discover their gifts, skills and experience, connect these together and mobilise them into action, then people will be better able to support each other in life and in times of illness, death and grief. Building a bridge between the Hospice and our communities will also help people develop a better understanding of what Hospice care is actually all about, and how they can more easily access our services at a time and in a way that is right for them.

If you would like to help us navigate the next chapter of this important journey, this may be the job for you.

In the role you will

  • grasp new opportunities to build partnerships, grow and resource this important strand of Hospice work
  • manage the operational aspects of Community Development and a team of community builders/ link workers,
  • build meaningful connection between Hospice services/teams and the communities in our catchment area to grow support for those facing illness, death and loss.

Your gifts will include

  • strategic vision,
  • collaborative leadership
  • effective communicator with an enthusiasm to inspire others to think and behave differently
  • an ability to build partnerships and connections
  • A passion for supporting local neighbourhoods to do what they can do best.
  • A love of learning and proliferating others’ learning

Your skillset will include

  • a sound understanding of the tapestry that is Community and how it weaves together
  • an ability to drive projects forward and learn from them
  • ability to evaluate the impact and share learning from all aspects of the community development work.