HEAD OF CLINICAL SERVICES, Salary range: £47,092 - £58,217 per annum (Band 8B), dependent upon experience

The Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford upon Avon provides exceptional palliative and end of life care to patients and their families who live in South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.     Our bespoke Young People’s services provide pre and post bereavement support for children, support for Young Carers and Transitional Care for the 18- 24 age group.

In 2016, we were the recipients of a National Glaxo Smith Kline/ King’s Fund award in recognition of our innovative and high-quality service provision and we continue to develop our services. 

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Clinical Services who shares our vision and who will provide strong professional, clinical leadership to all nursing and allied health professionals within the Hospice.   

Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a key member of the senior management team, you will contribute to the delivery of our Strategic Plan, recognising the changing nature of Hospice care.   You will ensure the delivery of co-ordinated, effective and efficient services which reflects the aims and philosophy of Hospice Care.

You will lead, motivate and support the clinical teams to ensure the consistent delivery of high quality care across our community.

If you would like to be part of an innovative thinking Hospice and are passionate about the delivery of palliative care then we would like to hear from you. 

The successful applicant will be a 1st level Registered General Nurse, educated to degree level together with significant management experience in a palliative care setting.

This is a full time post – 37.5 hours per week.         

An Enhanced level DBS check will be required for this post.

For an informal discussion please contact: Mrs Angie Arnold, Chief Executive, on 01789 266852 or email: aarnold@theshakespearehospice.org.uk

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Closing date:   22nd  August 2017 close of business   Interview date:  11th September 2017


COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER  – Full time (37.5)

The Shakespeare Hospice provides supportive and clinical palliative care through the Day Hospice setting, Hospice at Home pre and post bereavement support for both adults and children and a Transitional care service.

This role is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a programme of community fundraising events and activities across South Warwickshire, Kenilworth and the North Cotswolds to meet income targets.    Working collaboratively with the Head of Income Generation, marketing and all members of the fundraising team, the Community Fundraiser will demonstrate exceptional organisational skills in this hands-on role to promote the Shakespeare Hospice and the services available.

Excellent communication skills will be essential for this role, to work with volunteers, community groups and other team members, and in order to provide regular reports on progress against targets and objectives.  Research, planning and prioritising skills are essential in order to plan short, medium and long term activity and implement initiatives to grow existing and new income streams.

The hours of work are 37.5 per week worked flexibly over the week, this role will involve some evenings and weekend work.

A full driving licence and the use of a car is essential for this post.

A Disclosure and Barring Check will be required for this post

For further details and an application form please click the link below or contact recruitment on either 01789 266852  or e-mail: recruitment@theshakespearehospice.org.uk. Please submit completed applications to recruitment@theshakespearehospice.org.uk 

Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.

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Deadline of applications: Friday, 11th September 2017



The Shakespeare Hospice is an award winning Hospice offering services and facilities to day care patients, Hospice@Home, carers, and transitional young people with life limiting illnesses.  We offer counselling, complementary therapy, diversional therapy, occupational health and physiotherapy to our patients, carers and their families across Shakespeare country and the North Cotswolds.

To provide this care and innovate further we need raise £2 million a year and our seven shops across the county help towards achieving this. 

We are looking for people who enjoy the social aspect of working in a retail environment.  You will have excellent communication skills, be able to problem solve and enjoy making sales to help us reach our targets.

As a Bank Retail Manager or Furniture Shop Assistant the hours are varied, and if you are flexible about locations, you can enjoy working with our teams across our seven shops including two furniture shops, a boutique, bookshop/coffee shop and ‘traditional’ charity shops who sell a huge range of donated goods. If you have a preference to a particular shop we would also be interested in hearing from you.

Competitive rates of pay.

Download the application form for both of the above jobs here. Job description for retail assistant is here, and job description for Bank Retail Manager here or contact Jenny Rigby, HR Manager, on 01789 333328 or e-mail.  A copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available to download here.


The Shakespeare Hospice, based in Stratford upon Avon, is a pioneering organisation whose principle aims are to ensure that every young person and adult living in our community with a life limiting illness, and those who matter to them, will be supported with the care and compassion they need.

The Shakespeare Hospice needs new Trustees who share the same passion to serve our community and who will provide expert advice to our Senior Management Team to ensure that we are able to deliver our services today, tomorrow and for always.

We are looking for Trustees with the following skills:
• Income generation
• Finance

Our income generation committee is fundamental to the hospice being able to deliver services. We are seeking trustees to join this committee. A thorough understanding and knowledge of how fundraising underpins a charity is desirable. A knowledge of Ecommerce marketing and local networking platforms, coupled with experience from a role within the Not for Profit Sector, would be advantageous but not essential.
Our Audit and Finance Committee is responsible for the financial governance of the hospice.  We are also seeking new trustees to join this committee who are either qualified accountants or from a risk management background.
Our new Trustees should be able to demonstrate appropriate professional skills and have experience of operating at a board/senior level.  They will need to be strategic thinkers as well as having excellent communication and interpersonal skills. An empathy with Hospice philosophy is essential.

All Trustees are required to attend 6 Board Meetings per annum, plus 1 strategic planning day and the AGM. They are also expected to attend monthly meetings of the committee to which they are aligned, providing advice and support to the Senior Management Team within their specific area of expertise.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee at the hospice, then please contact Alison Kane on 01789 266852 or via email on akane@theshakespearehospice.org.uk. for an information pack.
Further information on the hospice can be found on our website: www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk and the link below to download ‘The Twenty Minute Guide to being a Hospice Trustee’. http://hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/governance-support/governance-publications

Closing date:   31st August 2017


Retail Bank

Do you have retail experience and would like an opportunity to work flexibly to support our Charity Retail shops?   If so, we would like to hear from you.

For further details and/or an application pack, please contact: recruitment@theshakespearehospice.org.uk or telephone: 01789 266852.




Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

For the families we support, we can offer volunteers to stay at home with a patient while the carer attends the Hospice or other appointments.

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How to Get Involved

The Shakespeare Hospice is keen to forge links with our local business community.

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Hospice at home

Our Hospice at Home team enable patients to stay at home with specialist nursing care in their last few weeks of life

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Volunteer in Our Shops

Volunteering in The Shakespeare Hospice shops lets you meet new people and provides valuable work experience and new skills.

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Registered Office: Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UL