Saint Helens, Merseyside

Salary Scale: Willowbrook £59,090 – £71,243


Job Description

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (with some out of hours commitments)

Willowbrook Hospice is a purpose-built independent hospice opened in 1997. It is an adult hospice caring for patients with specialist palliative care needs, serving the community of St Helens and Knowsley. It was built with the support of local people. We work in partnership with acute hospitals, primary care, community services and voluntary organisations to care for and help around 1,000 patients, their families and carers every year who are affected by cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses. We have a well-earned reputation for the delivery of high-quality care that is special and unique to each individual person and which enables around 50% of inpatients to return home after treatment.

The Hospice continues to be supported by the generous donations of local people but is part-funded by St Helens CCG and Knowsley CCG who provide approximately a third of the running costs. It offers care and support for adults with life-limiting illnesses. 

The new post of Corporate Director will work alongside the Medical Director and Clinical Director as an Executive Management Team in running Willowbrook Hospice. The Corporate Director reports directly to the Chairman of the Board. The role encompasses many responsibilities and the successful post-holder will possess a keen interest in, and empathy for, the work of Willowbrook, and require a broad skillset. Of particular importance will be strong leadership and management skills; a solid grounding in business acumen with an excellent understanding of financial budgeting and accounting; and an understanding of the charity sector, particularly in relation to income generation at a time of financial uncertainty nationally.

The Director’s post has responsibility for all Corporate Services which include Finance, Human Resources, Volunteering, Estates and Facilities, Fundraising and Administration, as well as the subsidiary company of Willowbrook Hospice Trading Company Ltd.

More information can be found in the full job description and person specification.

For an informal conversation or to arrange an informal visit, please contact our Human Resources Manager, Dympna Gelling.

To apply for this job and for more information please visit the NHS website (reference number: J181-A-19-35963) or click the Apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: Friday 15th February 2019