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Whatever inspires you to join us, you will become part of a vibrant, friendly community that makes a real difference.

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

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 in 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.

We’re looking for:

Consultant

Staff Nurses (full & part time)

Director of Care, 3 days per week (Job Share) – 26th November 2021

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!

Consultant

We are seeking a full-time Consultant to join our dynamic, multi-professional team.

You will be a motivated, flexible, leader who is a team player. The opportunity comes at a very exciting time in our development when, with a stable hospice medical team, we are exploring new models of care and seeking closer collaboration with palliative care providers across Clyde to better meet the needs of the people of Inverclyde.

With the Director of Care and other members of the Senior Management Team you will support the revision of our strategy ’Together We Continue to Care’ which was launched in October 2018 and has the people of Inverclyde at its heart.

This post is based primarily at Ardgowan Hospice, Greenock. You will also be part of the Hospital Palliative Care Team in Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH) this team delivers in-patient services on the main hospital site.

For further information please contact Linda McEnhill, Chief Executive Officer on

01475 726 830

email: ceo@ardhosp.co.uk.

For further details of how to apply or to arrange an informal visit, please contact hr@ardhosp.co.uk

Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse

Band 5 (full time & part time available)

Ardgowan Hospice is looking to recruit Registered General Nurses who want to make a positive contribution to patient care as part of a vibrant, friendly team.

In order to provide our award-winning patient care, we create an environment in which your talent is grown and nurtured through training and personal development opportunities.

“Working in a hospice is even more rewarding than I could have imagined. Some people say “it must be depressing” but in reality it’s the opposite. As hospice nurses we ensure the lives of our patients are as full, comfortable, and fulfilling as possible. It’s a very satisfying world to be part of. I enjoy having the time, to spend with patients and families. I feel personally I have learned so much, and am continuing to learn. Everyone has made me very welcome. Anne Follan, Ardgowan Hospice Nurse

We invite you to join our friendly team.

Informal enquiries for the above role can be made to Ellen Bradley, Ward Manager. Tel: 01475-726830. Email: ellen.bradley@ardhosp.co.uk

If you have the attributes and commitment we are looking for and wish to apply, please contact our HR team for an application pack or Tel: 01475-726830/Email: hr@ardhosp.co.uk

Person Specification

· Candidates must have a genuine interest in palliative.

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

· Evidence of current NMC registration will be required prior to a start date.

· This post requires PVG Scheme Membership.

Director of Care, 3 days per week (Job Share) - 26th November 2021

Director of Care, 3 days per week (Job Share)

Salary scale: £49,242 – £60,563

Ardgowan Hospice is seeking to appoint a job share colleague to work alongside our current 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 together oversee all the clinical services which the hospice provides. As such the successful candidate requires to be a highly skilled manager, a visionary, collaborative and strategic leader, with relevant experience, who is able to motivate staff and volunteers to ensure our care continues to be safe and responsive to patient need, overseeing the development of new services as required.  Please note, the post would also be eligible for transfer of NHS pension.

If you are someone who relishes working in a dynamic context where you are able, in partnership, to shape services, and develop staff to provide them, and where you get the chance to really make a difference, then we would love to hear from you.

This role may also be suitable as a secondment opportunity.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Frances Downer, Director of Care (email frances.downer@ardhosp.co.uk)

Linda McEnhill, CEO (email linda.mcenhill@ardhosp.co.uk)

Or by phone on 01475 726830

Closing Date for Applications: 26th November 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews : Wednesday 1st December 2021