Strategic Programme Lead

This exciting opportunity offers you the chance to help shape the future of integrated palliative and end-of-life care in the Cheshire & Merseyside region.

The purpose of the Strategic Programme Lead is to support the development of Cheshire and Merseyside Hospices to be an influential provider collaborative for palliative and end of life care within the Integrated Care System.

You will need to understand and be able to translate the external context, particularly the Cheshire & Merseyside Integrated Care Board’s strategic agenda, to assist Hospice leaders to continue to strive for excellence and thrive in the prevailing health economy.

As this role is new, you will have a great deal of flexibility in creating a positive work/life balance, options to work from several locations in the region or from home and to be well supported by a network of savvy, caring senior leaders who are energised by delivering exceptional health and care services.

Travel within the Cheshire & Merseyside region is expected.

Who We Are

Cheshire and Merseyside Hospice Provider Collaborative is a recently established group of 12 independent charitable hospice care providers supporting people of all ages in the region.

Our mission is to ensure that the people of Cheshire and Merseyside have access to high quality, responsive palliative and end of life hospice care when they need it, no matter who they are or where they live.

Our collective vision is to provide excellence in hospice care by listening to our communities and integrating seamlessly with our local NHS organisations and commissioners, alongside partners in the voluntary and private sectors; planning together, acting together and achieving together for the benefit of people at end of life in the communities we serve.

The region covered by the members of the collaborative is rich in diversity and we want to be able to reflect that in the provision of care we provide. We are committed to being inclusive and tackling the inequality of access to palliative and end-of-life care.

How to Apply

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact the Chair of Cheshire & Merseyside Provider Collaborative and CEO of Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Rhian Edwards on 01244 853 190 or email:

For more information and to apply online, please visit:

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement, which should be around two sides of A4 and set out your motivations and credentials for the role.

Job and Person Specification


Cheshire & Merseyside

Full-time, permanent, 2-year fixed term contract (extension likely)

Circa £50,000 Per Annum

Closing Date:
08 January 2023

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