Director of Clinical Services

About the role

The journey of Willen Hospice is one of compassion, passion, innovation and resilience. This year, we celebrate having been here for the people of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas for 40 years and in return have received dedicated support from that community in helping fund our care. Across those 40 years our reputation has grown, both with our clinical services and the dedication of our fundraisers, and the Hospice has become a wonderful, indelible part of the local community. Recent years have seen us expand our services, invest in new technology and recruit new roles. We are embracing an ever-growing local community and continuing to develop our services to ensure the care we provide is sustainable as the needs and size of the community changes.

The past 18 months have, of course, been challenging but our amazing teams have remained focussed on our vision; clinicians providing the most compassionate personalised care to our service users.

We are now looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking Director of Clinical Services with the drive and enthusiasm to really make a difference. The role will provide strong, visible clinical and strategic leadership to our In-Patient, Community based and Therapeutic and Wellbeing services, embedding our core values into all that we do.  We have a commitment to developing and delivering services that add value, achieve positive outcomes for the people we support and are accessible to all of the community.   As part of the Senior Leadership Team, and working collaboratively with the local ICS, you will help shape the future and ensure that as a Hospice we provide exceptional personalised clinical services and make a real difference in the lives of the people we support.

The successful candidate will have specialist clinical knowledge, experience in managing and providing Palliative Care services and be skilled in managing and leading teams, fostering innovation and change.

If you feel you can add value and make a difference, come and join the Willen Hospice story; you would be most welcome!

For an informal chat contact Peta Wilkinson, CEO, on 01908 663636.

To apply, please read the Candidate Pack below and email your application form to hradmin@willen-hospice.org.uk

Closing date – 25 October 2021

1st interviews – 2 November

2nd interviews – 9 November

 

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
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.