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Director of Care Services (Interim)

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th August 2022

  • Advertised from 12th August 2022
  • 35 hours per week with flexibility required to meet the needs of the Charity Salary depending on experience. 1-year fixed term for family leave cover.
  • Pension: 7% employer and 3% employee contribution. Annual Leave: 40 days per annum (inclusive of Public Holidays)


Who We Are: At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

We are currently seeking an experienced senior leader to lead our Care Services for a temporary period whilst our colleague takes a year off for family leave.

The Role: As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will have strategic and management responsibility for all our care services, staff and volunteers. You will lead and implement a strategy for all direct care and volunteer service activities.

In this role you will provide leadership, direction and support to managers and staff in their area of responsibility. Furthermore, you will be responsible for managing, monitoring and evaluating service delivery and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of all activities. We are looking for someone who will support the development and impact of the Charity through positive service outcomes, enabling the Charity to increase its impact allowing the organisation to realise its long-term strategic vision.

As this role is a temporary position, we are looking for someone who can build relationships quickly and effectively with communication at the heart of what you do. We are open to consider a flexible working arrangement within 4 days per week.

Essential Candidate Criteria

• Educated to degree level with a professional qualification in a relevant field (i.e. social sciences, education, health, nursing, psychology).

• Member of relevant professional body.

• A minimum of ten years’ experience in a relevant area.

• A minimum of five years’ service management experience in a relevant area.

• Experience of developing strategy and managing budgets.

Person Specification

• Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent project and time management skills.

• Experience of managing production of high-quality written communications.

• Experience of delivering professional and impactful presentations.

• A commitment to continuous improvement.

• Experience of working with allied professionals or networked organisations such as social work, community services, primary healthcare or hospital context.

Application notes

For a copy of the full job description or for an informal chat please contact

Closing Date: Sunday 28 August 2022

Interview Date: Friday 16 September 2022

Beatson Cancer Charity is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to employing a wide range of employees who are reflective of the diverse community that we support.