Clinical Services Manager

Categories: Leadership.

37.5 hours per week
Salary: Hospice Scale 8 from £38,814 to £48,973pa
Base: Merryoaks, Durham

St Cuthbert’s Hospice opened its doors in September 1988. Situated on the outskirts of Durham in beautiful and peaceful grounds it provides a therapeutic setting for patients and visitors alike. St Cuthbert’s Hospice is a well-established and greatly appreciated part of the community with a workforce comprising on average of 70 staff and over 360 volunteers. We are highly regarded for our quality of service which is reflected in our Quality Account 2013-2014. Our 11 bedded palliative care In Patient Unit provides individualised care planned to support the total well-being of each person, taking into account their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs and provides holistic care for patients with life limiting illness. Our Day Hospice provides a variety of services including Day Care, Outpatient Appointments, Day Treatments and Lymphoedema clinics, Heart Failure Groups, Respiratory Groups and Welfare Rights clinics for patients and their carer(s). Our Family Support services is available to families who need additional support and help. We believe in the importance of quality of life, which helps people with life-limiting illnesses make every day count. 

Our mission: to make every day count for those affected by life-limiting illnesses 

Our vision: To be a Centre of excellence within our community and to provide all embracing, compassionate and individualised care to all those affected by life-limiting illnesses, at a time and a place that is right for them 

Our Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Choice, Reputation  

Following the retirement of the current post holder, the Hospice is seeking an experienced palliative care professional to lead its clinical services on the continuing journey towards excellence, helping to ensure that people in Durham with life-limiting illnesses, and those who care for them, have the best possible outcomes. As a member of the Hospice Senior Management Team, they will have the ability to contribute to the strategic development of the Hospice, as well as provide effective leadership and management to the staff and volunteers who are involved in the delivery of its clinical services. They will also take an active role in promoting and supporting the development of palliative care across the County. 

If you believe in and demonstrate our values, want to make a difference and share our passion for the work of the Hospice then we would very much welcome an application from you. 

St Cuthbert’s Hospice is committed to promoting equality and diversity within the workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

A job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded from our website at or request a hard copy from the HR office. Tel 0191 374 6174 or email

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 January.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Fiona Vallis, the current post holder on 0191 374 6164.

Interviews for this post will take place on Tuesday 17 February.

If you have not heard from us by Thursday 12 February please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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