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Director of Care, Noah’s Ark Hospice

Noah's Ark Hospice
Post date
7 January 2019
Closing date
24 January 2019
Up to £70,000
37.5 Hours
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Director of Care
Salary: Up to £70, 000 per annum
Location: Barnet
Department: Care
Contract: Permanent
Deadline: Thursday, 24th January 2019 by 12.00 noon

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is an award winning, growing charity, and our people matter enormously. Our staff is made up of passionate, motivated and supportive individuals who all champion the cause and each other.

Noah’s Ark is a community based hospice service providing care and support for babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in north and central London. Our mission is to ensure that families are able to live life as fully as possible whilst their child is still alive and go on to face the future with hope after bereavement.

The Role
An exciting leadership opportunity has become available for an experienced individual to lead our Care Department as the Director of Care. You will be joining us at very crucial but exciting time as we are expanding our existing Hospice-at-Home service and in the final stage of the constructing of The Ark, the only children’s hospice building in the area. Our expanded care provision will ensure that we are able to offer a complete hospice service for the 1,200 babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in our catchment area.
This is a significant and strategic position as the Director of Care will be responsible for the leadership, management development and transformation of the care team. In addition, the successful candidate will play a lead role in the strategic development and operational delivery of patient-centred care, ensuring the highest possible standards for the children and their families.
The Director of Care will join a diverse professional team of very skilled individuals who have a passion for delivering outstanding care to vulnerable children and their families whilst ensuring continuous improvement in care delivery.
The Successful Applicant will have:
• Experience of working as a senior manager in a care delivery organisation in a strategic capacity. In addition, substantial experience in children’s palliative and end of life care.
• Considerable experience of the development and implementation of strategic plans in a health or social care setting.
• Demonstrable operational management experience in the NHS or Hospice environment with previous experience of managing large groups of staff.
• Knowledge and experience of regulatory frameworks relating to Hospice Care.
• Knowledge of social work, nursing, creative therapy and volunteer service contributions to children’s palliative and end of life care services.
• Importantly, the successful individual will have a passion for children’s hospice and palliative care.

What we can offer:
We are offering a salary of up to £70,000 (depending on qualifications and experience) plus benefits and flexible working opportunities.

Apply for this job:
For further information about this role please download the job description and person specification from:

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Lola Olujobi, Interim Director of Human Resources on 020 8449 8877 or email

To apply for this role, please submit your application form via email to: by 12.00noon on Thursday, 23rd January 2019.

Please note that interviews will take place on 30th January or 6th February 2019.

Selection Process:
The selection process will include an application form, competency based questions, an assessment and a panel interview.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice takes their responsibility for safeguarding the wellbeing of children seriously and as such, applies rigorous selection and screening procedures throughout the recruitment process. This post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service application.

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