Associate Director of Therapeutic and Wellbeing Services

22.5 hours per week, worked over 3 days

Circa £50-57K per annum pro rata

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced manager to lead our Therapeutic and Wellbeing Services.

To support the next stage of our transformational journey to expand the scope and reach of our Therapeutic and Wellbeing services, you will provide strong leadership to our Social Care, Therapies, Spiritual Care and Psychology & Counselling teams to grow, support and embed the holistic and personalised services that we offer.

With a minimum of 3 years’ experience at a senior manager level, and proven experience of leading on service improvement and transformation in healthcare, you will provide strategic oversight of these areas to ensure high performance and the effective integration of the services across the organisation and into the local health and social care economy.

Working in collaboration with the Associate Director of Nursing and Associate Director of Quality & Governance, you will manage a complex workload to deliver on key objectives, ensuring that key quality standards and compliance targets are met.

An experienced Allied Health Professional or Social Worker, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in addition to strong organisational skills, to ensure the Therapeutic and Wellbeing services are delivered safely, of the highest quality and in compliance with CQC requirements.

About us

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.

Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)with previous continuous NHS service recognised
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

To apply, please complete the application form below and email it to

Closing Date: 01 December 2023

Interview Date: Week commencing 11 December 2023

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We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.