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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.

Current Openings

Corporate Services Director
Permanent, Full time 37.5 hours per week (with some out of hours commitments)
Highly Competitive Remuneration Package

About Us
Queenscourt Hospice is a 25 year old, 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. The hospital and community specialist palliative care teams have recently been subcontracted to Queenscourt from the new providers commissioned by the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (West Lancashire and Southport & Formby), which has enabled us to develop the most integrated Specialist Palliative Care Service yet for the local area.

Education of other health and social care professionals is crucial to ensuring excellent palliative care in all settings and this is provided from Queenscourt’s Terence Burgess Education Centre (TBEC). As well as running courses and study days within TBEC, we have specialist teams who work in the community to educate and support clinical staff caring for people approaching the end of life as well as supporting patients and families with Advance Care Planning discussions, and providing emotional support for families. A further team works closely with local schools who are trying to support children facing loss or bereavement.

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.

About the Role
The role of Corporate Services Director encompasses many responsibilities and the successful post holder will possess a keen interest in, and empathy for, the work of Queenscourt, and require a broad skillset. Of particular importance will be strong leadership skills; a solid grounding in business acumen with an excellent understanding of financial budgeting and accounting; an understanding of the charity sector particularly in relation to accessing grants and establishing new income streams at a time of financial uncertainty for the charity and healthcare sectors. More information can be found in the full job description and person specification.

This Director’s post has responsibility for all Corporate Services which include; Finance, Human Resources, Volunteering, Estates and Administration as well as the Income Generation Team and the subsidiary companies of Queenscourt Retail Ltd and Enterprises Ltd (Lottery).

The Corporate Services Director works alongside the Medical and Education Director and Clinical Services Director as a tripartite Executive Management Team (EMT) in running Queenscourt. The Executive Directors are supported by the Board of Trustees who ensure the EMT fulfil their objectives and adhere to the organisations philosophy and values. The Corporate Services Director reports directly to the Chairman of the Board.

Background Information
Job Description and Personal Spec
Statement of Purpose
CQC Report
Philosophy of Care
General Information Leaflet
Autumn Newsletter
Individual Giving Leaflet
Impact Postcard

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midnight, Sunday 11th June 2017
Interviews to be held between: Monday 26th June (5pm – 7pm) and Tuesday 27th June 2017 (9am – 5pm)

How to Apply

To apply for any of our jobs please complete and return the following forms:
Application Form - Download, Complete and Return via Email

Please send your completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you are having trouble opening our forms we also offer them below as .pdf files:
Application Form - Print, Complete and return via Post

Or alternatively, please contact Sue Lovelock, PA to the Corporate Services Director, on 01704 517425

If sufficient response is received these posts could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, so please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered. Only those individuals shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

There are no more vacancies at this moment

Unfortunately there are no more vacancies at present, please check back soon for more updates or have a look at our Bank Vacancies page