Head of People and Culture (HR)

Status: Permanent - 37.5 hours (5 days) per week / while full time is our preference for this role, 30 hours (4 days) would be considered for the right candidate

Salary: £48,500 - £51,500

Closing Date: 14/04/2024

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity and hospice, which improves life for people in the East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney areas living with a progressive or life-limiting illness.

Established in 1989, the hospice has built a reputation for delivering high-level care to patients and the community it serves. Through medicine and therapy, they ease pain; give life purpose and make life liveable. Last year the charity supported over 4,000 patients and their families.

The hospice’s work is centred on the individual’s needs and they provide specialist support wherever it is needed; whether that is in the home, another setting in the community, in hospital or in the hospice itself. Support is provided to patients and their families via the Inpatient Unit, the Community Care Unit including outpatient’s clinics, home visits from the community nursing, medical or therapy team, the OneCall 24/7 telephone helpline and bereavement support.

In 2023, St Elizabeth Hospice merged with East Coast Hospice to form a collaborative approach to developing achievable and sustainable specialist palliative care services for people living in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.

The role:

As St Elizabeth Hospice launches its ambitious new strategy, we have an exciting opportunity for a Head of People & Culture to join our Senior Management team to provide strategic leadership and proactively drive the people strategy throughout the hospice.

Leading the provision of an effective business partnering service, you will play a crucial role in fostering a positive work environment for all our people, making sure that our colleagues are the heart of everything we do and the hospice is a great place to work.

Working with leaders and key stakeholders, you will lead and inspire the People & Culture team to shape, develop and deliver people plans and solutions in line with the business needs and priorities of the hospice and care agency.  Acting as the senior point of contact and subject matter expert on complex employment cases and projects providing high-level people management and strategic development support across the hospice.

What you need:

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and high-calibre HR professional with the ability to deliver strategic impact whilst fostering a positive and inclusive working environment.

To be successful in this role you will be CIPD qualified (or equivalent) with experience of successfully leading a People & Culture (HR) team within a business partner model and working with stakeholders to create positive business outcomes.

As well as being able to adapt to frequently changing priorities and demands you will have the ability to build strategic partnerships and inspire confidence both within and outside of the hospice and be able to motivate, engage and coach others.

A creative thinker, you will have a keen interest in the latest HR advances and will be driven to deliver practicable solutions, and bold initiatives.

We are a small but effective team offering a wide range of people services across a multi-disciplined workforce. This means you will have the opportunity to be part of a great team environment, working on all aspects of people management including innovative new people initiatives and projects.

In addition to being part of a wonderful local charity and a friendly and collaborative team, the hospice offers a generous holiday allowance, pension, life cover and other staff benefits.

Discover St Elizabeth Hospice & what it is like to work with us by clicking here or viewing the document below


For further information, please click on the link below to view Job Description & Person Specification.

For an informal discussion, please contact Marlini Finney on  marlini.finney@stelizabethospice.org.uk

We would kindly request no contact from recruitment agencies please.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.  If applying, please keep a check on your emails including your spam/junk folders.

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