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We are currently recruiting for:

  • A Palliative Care Social Worker
  • Bank Cooks

Please see the foot of this page for more information.

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 carolers in the town centre and snow on the hills during Winter.

Get in touch for your job application pack today!

Palliative Care Social Worker - Closes 5pm: 3rd December 2018

Palliative Care Social Worker: Kith and Kin, Kinship Care Project

3 days per week (22.5 hours) for I year

Salary: £26,565 – £33,895 pro rata

St James’s Place Charitable Foundation Grant Programme,  managed by Hospice UK, have provided a grant for Ardgowan Hospice to improve support to the kinship network around children and young people before and after they have been bereaved of one or both parents, as well as to futureproof a more co-ordinated network for them as they grow up.

As part of a ground-breaking initiative, working closely, albeit remotely, with colleagues from North London Hospice, who have been awarded a similar grant, you will have skills to influence internally as well as begin to the fill the gaps in knowledge and practice that may benefit families supported by hospices nationally. You will have a qualification in social work and experience of working with people affected by serious illness, dying and bereavement and preferably experience of working with kinship families, understanding how to support their multifactorial needs.  This is an important one year project which will require energy, passion and enthusiasm and a focus on achieving positive outcomes in partnership with a range of staff working within the hospice and externally.

For further information please contact Janice Lee, Kith and Kin Project Lead on 01475 726830 or by email on

Closing date: Closing date: 3rd December 2018

Interview Date: 12th December 2018

Bank Cooks - Closes 5pm, Friday 7th December 2018

Bank Cooks

Flexible hours; Mon – Sun (As required)

The Hospitality Team are currently looking to employ additional Bank Cooks to help support their busy catering department.

Successful candidates MUST have a current Food Hygiene Certificate, knowledge of COOKSAFE and HACCAP procedures and a minimum of two years proven experience in preparing and cooking meals from fresh ingredients.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are team players and are willing to work well under orders/pressure. You will have good communication skills with the ability to plan and prioritise workload.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Facilities Manager.

To request an application pack: please contact Pamela Gray, HR Assistant. Email:; Tel: 01475-726830. Completed applications should be returned to Pamela Gray by closing date.