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Director of Operations

Shooting Star Children's Hospices
Post date
5 February 2021
Closing date
15 February 2021
Artington, near Guildford
equivalent to NHS band 8c
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Job title: Director of Operations
Location: Artington near Guildford, with travel to Hampton
Salary: Equivalent to NHS Band 8c
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Monday, 15th February 2021

About the role of Director of Operations

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We support families across Surrey and London from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

This is a great opportunity to lead the operational excellence & effectiveness and statutory funding of one of the UK’s largest and most innovative children’s hospice services. This comes at a time of rising demand for our services.

The Director of Operations will provide high quality, dynamic and inspiring leadership. You will lead on maximising all income opportunities from the Department of Health, CCGs and our estates portfolio. This will involve managing the financial relationships and funding negotiations with statutory commissioners and other external stakeholders. You will also ensure that all associated data requirements are met. You will lead on the design and implementation of high quality systems to continuously monitor and evaluate our services and processes.

In partnership with our Director of Care Services you will lead on strategic development of our services. Working alongside our Leadership Team, you will also contribute to the wider strategic development of the organisation. You will be an inspiring senior manager with a robust understanding of a clinical environment with substantial experience in leading strategic planning in a health or social care setting. You will be experienced in working with statutory commissioners and in budgeting & data analysis. You will also have demonstrable experience in managing and developing teams.

You will be a graduate with evidence of further professional development and have a minimum of 5 years at a senior level in a clinical or related setting. If you have a passion for children’s palliative care, exceptional leadership, and strong management skills and want to have an impact on the way our care service is delivered, then we look forward to hearing from you.

For the full job description and to apply for the role please visit our website at

For further information about the role please contact Clare Reilly, Director of HR on 01483 230960.

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