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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:

Staff Nurses (Band 5, Full & Part Time positions available)

Bank Cooks

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!

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 Carol Pyper, IPU Lead Nurse. Tel: 01475-726830. Email:

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:

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.
Bank Cooks - Closes 11th June

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 HACCP procedures, a Recognised Catering Certificate 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 Hospitality Manager

To request an application pack: please contact our HR team.
Email:; Tel: 01475-726830. Completed applications should be returned to the HR team by closing date.