Director of Care

Status: Permanent

Salary: £75,000 - £80,000 per annum

Closing Date: 05/11/2023

1st stage interview date:  15/11/2023

2nd stage interview date:  23/11/2023

Hours:  Full time.  37.5 hours per week

Arising due to retirement, St Elizabeth Hospice presents a rare opportunity for a substantive Director of Care to take on a senior role in an established and successful organisation. The successful candidate will join the hospice’s Senior Leadership team and provide strategic direction and management to an experienced Clinical team, exercising overall responsibility for the delivery of all Hospice clinical services.

This is an opportunity to be part of something special, building on the existing services and devising new services in two localities. The post holder will share corporate responsibility and accountability for the organisation’s strategic direction, development of hospice services, management of resources and delivery of hospice aims. Working alongside our Medical Director and the wider team, the successful candidate will ensure the best interests of our patients and their families are at the heart of our strategy. The post-holder will also be involved in influencing local strategy by developing positive working relationships, working with the local providers and commissioners across the Integrated Care System.

The Director of Care will be the the Registered Manager and Accountable Officer with the Care Quality Commission and will develop clinical services in collaboration with health and social care partners, proposing and managing grants and contracts for services. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) they will have shared responsibility and ownership of organisational governance and management and also be responsible for the Education service.

After more than 30 years of delivering excellent care, St Elizabeth Hospice continues to drive forward innovation and development of services. A CQC rated ‘outstanding’ hospice on the beautiful Suffolk/Norfolk coast, this post supports the development of new models of care, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and further up the coast to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area. This beautiful area of the country supports a good work-life balance and is easily accessible to Cambridge, Norwich, London and beyond. There are strong links between local acute and palliative care providers and with University of Cambridge Medical School and University of East Anglia Medical School, and the new University of Suffolk with its Integrated Care Academy.

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