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We are currently recruiting for a:

  • Specialty Doctor (Maternity Cover) | Closes July 9th 2019
  • Locum Palliative Care Consultant | Closes July 12th 2019

Please keep checking back for other future opportunities.

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!

Specialty Doctor (Maternity Cover) | Closes July 9th 2019

Maternity Cover Vacancy


Specialty Doctor

Salary: Specialty Doctor Salary scale

Location: Ardgowan Hospice, Greenock

Hours: 7-10 sessions per week (flexibility to suit successful candidate), plus 1 in 5 on call

Terms: 1 Year fixed term contract in the first instance

From August 2019

Due to one of our specialty doctors leaving to go on maternity leave, we are looking to recruit a temporary specialty doctor to cover at least 7 sessions per week (up to 10 sessions can be available if preferred by successful candidate) for 1 year commencing August 2019, with the possibility of an extension.

This post is a great opportunity for a motivated and interested doctor to gain experience, or to build upon previous experience, in palliative medicine. You will join our dedicated multi-professional team in providing a comprehensive range of specialist palliative care services to Inverclyde including an 8 bedded Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice and Outpatient Clinic, together with Community, and Information & Support Teams.

This post is based mainly in the Inpatient Unit but opportunities exist for work in some other settings depending on interest and experience. Involvement in clinical governance activities such as audit and educational activities will be required.  You will be expected to participate in an out of hour’s rota together with 2 other Specialty Doctors and 2 sessional GPs.

For a full job description, informal enquiries and to arrange visits please contact Rebecca Morrison, HR Advisor, E-mail: Tel: 01475 726830.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Dr Sandra McConnell (Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs) or Linda McEnhill, CEO, Tel: 01475 726830


Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on 9th July 2019.

Locum Palliative Care Consultant | Closes July 12th 2019

Vacancy: Locum Palliative Care Consultant

For 6 months from August 2019

Full-time or minimum of 7 sessions

Our Consultant is leaving after 10 years working with Ardgowan Hospice. During the period of recruitment for a substantive consultant we need a locum consultant to oversee our specialist palliative care service.

Ideally full-time, but for 7 sessions or more, you would support a group of specialty doctors (one of whom is completing her CESR training) and the wider multi-professional team who support patients in our 8 bedded unit, our day, community and out-patient services.

Ardgowan Hospice is based in Greenock. Greenock is only 30 minutes by train from Glasgow and easily commutable by car. It is in a stunning location next to the Clyde which boasts active boating and water sports activities and overlooking Argyll which is only 20 minutes away by ferry and offers incredible outdoor experiences as well as being the gateway to the Highlands. Surrounding areas offer good family facilities including excellent schools (both public and fee paying).

Rent free accommodation in the nearby area can be provided as part of the remuneration package, if required.

For an informal discussion about the post, or to express an interest in the substantive post please contact Linda McEnhill, CEO by Email on or Dr Sandra McConnell on email or either by phone on 01475 726 830

Closing Date for applications or expressions of interest 12th July 2019