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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)

Bank Staff Nurse

Van Driver (Part Time)

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.

Bank Staff Nurse - Closes Thursday 16th September

Vacancy

Bank Staff Nurse

Band 5

The Hospice is looking to recruit additional Bank Registered Nurses. Ardgowan Hospice is looking for 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

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.

Informal enquiries for the above role can be made to Ellen Bradley, IPU 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

Closing date for applications: Thursday 16th September

Van Driver - Closes Wednesday 6th October

Van Driver Part Time

Salary – £18,527 per anum, (pro rata) for hours worked

Ardgowan Hospice is currently looking to recruit a Part-Time Van Driver. This is an exciting opportunity to work in our Retail sector and be responsible for the uplifting, storage and delivery of donated goods for our retail shops.

You will have good interpersonal skills, good communication skills with the ability to plan and prioritise workload.

Duties will include:  Collecting donations of goods from donors’ homes & retail shops for delivery to our retail distribution warehouses for assessment & sorting; Assisting van labourers in the moving and handling of items; Delivering stock to retail shops for sale and delivering purchased items from our stores to customer’s homes in a timely and friendly manner; ensuring the van is clean, safe and roadworthy at the start and end of each shift.

The successful applicant must be physically fit as job can involve frequent moving/lifting of heavy items. You should also have a Full Clean UK Driving Licence and have experience of driving a van.

For an application pack, please contact our HR team by email: hr@ardhosp.co.uk, or by Tel: 01475-726830.

The closing date for return of applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 6th October 2021.