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We have a broad range of roles at Ardgowan Hospice, from our clinical staff through to our fundraising, admin and shop teams.

Current vacancies:

  • Clinical Admin Receptionist
  • Staff Nurse

For 40 years, our goal has been to provide the best care possible for our patients, and we achieve this by recruiting and attracting talented people. It also means creating an environment in which this talent is nurtured and given the opportunity to grow through training and personal development opportunities.

We pride ourselves on being a compassionate and fair employer. Ardgowan Hospice is a living wage employer.

Learn more about hospice life in this short clip by Hospice UK.

If there is nothing suitable, then why not have a look at our Current Volunteer Vacancies? We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers if you have a few hours to spare.

Getting to Ardgowan Hospice

Commuting to Ardgowan Hospice couldn’t be easier if you live in or outside of Inverclyde. We’re around 25 miles from Glasgow City Centre, and with nearby public transport links and quick access to the A8 & M8, your journey will be a breeze.

By Train

We’re a five-minute walk from Greenock West Station, where Scotrail runs a fast and frequent service to Glasgow Central Station.

By Bus

We’re less than five minutes from the Kilblain Street bus station where the following McGill’s services run frequently to and from Glasgow, dropping you nearly on our doorstep:  901, 904, 906 and 907.

By Car

Simply follow the M8/A8 towards Greenock from Glasgow, we are less than half a mile from the main road.

While you’re here

Inverclyde boasts many local amenities such as popular eateries, leisure facilities (including gyms, theatres and Scotland’s oldest outdoor heated pool), shopping opportunities (including a mall, retail park and Gourock main street – number one in the list for unique independent traders in Scotland), parks, sports clubs, stunning views over the Clyde and more.

Please follow the links below for our current roles.

Clinical Admin Receptionist

Band/Salary Range:
Step 1A £23,460 (£12.00 per hour)
37.5 hrs (Part-time/job share may be considered) will include evenings and weekends

Your Main Role
You will join the Clinical Administration team that provides comprehensive administrative support to patient-facing departments within Ardgowan Hospice. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the main Reception and providing a friendly, courteous, and helpful welcome for patients, carers, and visitors. You will effectively communicate between staff, volunteers, external professionals, and family members. Working within Ardgowan Hospice policies and standards, your duties will be:

Reception Duties:
Scheduling of Reception Volunteer cover across the week
Handle incoming calls and direct as appropriate
Welcoming and assisting patients, families, and non-patient visitors
Supporting Reception Volunteers as required
Updating materials and documentation for volunteer receptionists
Processing financial and non-financial donations

Clinical Admin Duties:
Provide accurate administrative support for all patient-facing services as required
Retrieve, process, and monitor all external and internal Palliative Care referrals
Ensure patients are admitted to and discharged from the appropriate clinical service accurately and timeously on our patient clinical database by following the referral, admission, discharge, and caseload processes
Perform general administration duties as required by the Clinical Administration Team Lead including typing, photocopying, filing, shredding, scanning and updating spreadsheets as required
Scanning and distribution of all clinical and medical incoming mail using the document management module within the patient clinical database
Provide administration support to inpatient services – via telecoms, preparing paperwork for admissions, liaising with reception, patient registers, typing letters etc
Maintain stationery stock control
Support the Clinical Administration Team Lead as required

The duties listed are not exhaustive and may be varied from time to time as dictated by the needs of the Hospice. The post holder will be expected to undertake other duties as appropriate and as requested by their line management team. The post holder may be expected to work at any of the locations where the business of the Hospice is conducted.

It is a condition of your employment that all information gained in the course of your employment will be treated with the strictest confidence both during your employment and after termination and must not be disclosed to unauthorised personnel or used for any personal gain.

About you
It is important that you recognise and adhere to confidentiality in all aspects of this role. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to transmit key messages quickly and clearly and to relate positively to volunteers, staff and visitors.
You should have good organisational and administrative skills and be able to manage a team of volunteer receptionists.

Find out more about this role here: Clinical Admin Receptionist Job Description

To apply for this role, please complete this short form:

Staff Nurse

Position: Staff Nurse
Step 5 – In-Patient Unit (IPU)
Hours: 34.5 hours
Location: Inverclyde

Role Highlights:
● Be an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team, delivering high-standard specialist palliative
● Engage directly in patient assessments, care plan development, and implementation.
● Lead and mentor junior staff, fostering a nurturing learning environment.
● Special Offer: Embark on a 12-week rotational placement with the Ardgowan Hospice
Community Team for unparalleled learning and development.
● NMC registered nurse
● Genuine interest in palliative care; experience is an advantage.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
● Continuous professional development mindset

If you would like more information regarding this role please head to or contact our Senior Charge Nurse, Angela McKell on

If you would like to apply for this role please click the following link to answer a few questions.