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We’re looking for:

  • Director of Care
  • Staff Nurse

to join our fun, vibrant team!

See the foot of this page for role descriptions and application details.

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.

You can enjoy lunch along the Esplanade watching Cruise liners in the Summer or see the Christmas decorations and carollers in the town centre and snow on the hills during Winter.

Get in touch for your job application pack today!

Director of Care - Closes 23rd November

Director of Care; Full-time, permanent role

Salary scale: £49,242 – £60,563

Ardgowan Hospice is seeking to appoint to the position of Director of Care. Located at the heart of our community in Inverclyde, Ardgowan Hospice aims to provide the very best end of life care for all those patients and families who need us; the Director of Care role is integral to achieving this aspiration.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, reporting to the CEO, you will oversee all the (non-medical) clinical services which the hospice provides and carry the roles of Registered Manager and Caldicott Guardian. As such the successful candidate requires to be a highly experienced, registered clinician and manager, a visionary, collaborative and strategic leader who is able to motivate staff and volunteers to ensure our care continues to be responsive to patient need, overseeing the development of new services as required.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact: Ian Marshall, Director of Care (email Linda McEnhill, CEO (email

Or by phone on 01475 726830

Closing Date for Applications Monday 23rd November @ 12 noon

Interview date 1st December

Staff Nurse - Closes 30th November

Staff Nurse

Band 5

34.5 hours per week

The Hospice is currently looking to recruit a Registered General Nurse. The role would be for 34.5 hours per week, including night shifts.


Ardgowan Hospice is looking for nurses who want to make a positive contribution to patient care.

For the above role candidates must have an interest in palliative care and 2 years’ experience in a health care setting involving the delivery of nursing care.

Experience of the delivery of palliative care would be an advantage.

Evidence of current NMC registration will be required prior to start date. This post requires PVG Scheme Membership.

Informal enquiries for the above role can be made to Carol Pyper, IPU Lead Nurse, IPU. Tel: 01475-726830. Email:

If you have the attributes and commitment we are looking for and wish to apply for one of the above role, please contact our HR team for an application pack or Tel: 01475-726830. Email:

Closing date for applications: 30th November 2020