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Telephone: 01704 544645
Address: Town Lane, Southport, PR8 6RE

Queenscourt Hospice is an independent charity that provides support for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We care for patients with serious illnesses, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life at each new stage. We help to do this both in the Hospice and at Home through our In-patient unit, Queenscourt Connect and Queenscourt at Home services.

Please ensure you complete the application form in full. We do not accept CV’s or covering letters in place of a fully completed application form.

Director of Nursing Services
Permanent, Full Time 37.5 hours per week (with some out of hours commitments)

About Us
Queenscourt Hospice will be celebrating 30 years in service in 2021. We are an independent charity that provides free, specialist palliative care for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We care for patients with advanced progressive, illnesses, helping them to achieve the best possible quality of life. We help to do this within Queenscourt, through our inpatient unit and day patient services, as well as in the patient’s home through our Queenscourt at Home Service and in partnership with the local hospital.

As we receive less than a fifth of our costs from the NHS and the rest of the money comes from charitable donations, we are utterly reliant on the goodwill and support of the local community. To enable us to raise our profile and much needed funds, we have a small team of fundraisers who organise events; set up individual giving campaigns and work tirelessly to make new links within the community to secure grants and other forms of income. We also have retail outlets and a lottery which contribute to raising funds to deliver our services.

Along with our team of dedicated staff, we have a huge team of volunteers who give their time and expertise, freely, to support the day to day running of Queenscourt, Retail outlets and Lottery in a myriad of different ways. Together we make up #teamqueenscourt

About the Role
This is an executive director role which shares the day to day management and oversight of the hospice with two other executive directors – Medical and Education Director and Corporate Services Director – working as a tripartite. The Executive Directors are supported by the Board of Trustees who ensure the Executive Management Team (EMT) fulfil their objectives and adhere to the organisations philosophy and values. The Director of Nursing Services reports directly to the Chair of the Board. The person in this role will be the Registered Manager under the Care Quality Commission Essential Standards and the Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs and Caldicott Guardian for the organisation.

The successful post holder will be a registered nurse with considerable previous leadership experience and in possession of, or working towards, a master’s level qualification. Previous experience of working in multiple healthcare settings is essential as this post has oversight of a number of patient services. The post holder will have responsibility of budget setting and monitoring so previous practical experience in this area will also be required. The successful post holder will need to demonstrate evidence of working strategically – developing strategic vision and business plans. Importantly, the person in this post will be able to provide a supportive, inclusive, robust and transparent leadership style in keeping with our #teamqueenscourt ethos with the ability to influence and persuade others, articulate a balanced view and provide constructive challenge and feedback.

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal discussion, please call 01704 544645 and ask for Helen Birch or Debbie Lawson, Executive Directors.

If you’re interested in this position and are able to evidence all of the essential criteria, applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Midnight 3rd January 2021. Interviews will be held week commencing 18th January 2021.

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Director of Nursing Services 

Bank Healthcare Assistants (Queenscourt at Home)
Band 3 - £19,454 pro rata

The post holder will be responsible for delivering a range of patient care duties with or without direct supervision from qualified staff as well as assisting qualified staff in providing high quality standards of palliative care for patients and their relatives. The post also involves operating as a lone worker caring for patients and patient’s relatives in their own homes.

You must be able to demonstrate empathy and communicate effectively about death and dying with patients, families and health professionals. The applicants must have experience of working within the community and possess NVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent.

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midnight Thursday 3rd December 2020
For further information or to arrange an informal conversation, please contact Laura Webster or Julie Davidson on 01704 544645

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