Hospice Manager

Categories: Leadership.

Salary: £49,566 to £55,073 per annum

Working hours: 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday – plus participation with on call rota)

Job reference: SC2114

An exciting management opportunity has arisen at our Edinburgh Hospice for an individual with the drive and ambition to help develop Marie Curie as a dynamic palliative care organisation in the UK.

The Hospice Manager is responsible for the overall day to day effective and efficient management of the Hospice. The post holder will operate in close partnership with the Medical Director and Divisional General Manager on all issues which directly or indirectly influence the organisational strategy, clinical care, status and future of the Hospice; together they will play a critical role in establishing the hospice as an integral part of the specialist palliative care services for the local population.

The Hospice Manager is responsible for ensuring that hospice services (including inpatient, day therapy, and outpatient and bereavement services) and workforce deliver safe, high quality person centred care and deliver positive clinical outcomes. The Hospice Manager is responsible for contributing to the setting. And monitoring of hospice budgets ensuring financial targets are achieve so that services represent good value for money.

The post holder will play an active part in raising the profile of the charity locally and nationally as a leading provider of specialist palliative care. It is expected that the post holder will be or become a clearly identified authority on end of life care, contributing to organisational policy, as appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to participate in an on-call rota to provide senior management cover for the hospice out of hours and at weekends.

He/she will be expected to work closely with other senior staff in the charity to raise the profile of Marie Curie Cancer Care and overall income through voluntary fundraising. This will include developing a personal PR and media profile, and proactive marketing of the Caring Services to local media and influential people.


  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Marie Curie Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems

For an informal discussion about the role please call Gillian Livingstone on 0141 557 7532.

To apply please visit our website www.mariecurie.org.uk/jobs 

Please email your application form to Gillian.Livingstone@mariecurie.org.uk or post to
Gillian Livingstone
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Glasgow Hospice
Balornock Road
G21 3US

Closing date: Friday 18th July at 5pm 

Interview Date:  13th August 2014

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