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Hospice Recruitment

Hospices in the UK provide vital care, holistic services and support to more than 300,000 people with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses and their families every year. You need brilliant leaders, trustees and staff to make a difference.

If you want to recruit the best leaders and specialist staff for your hospice, we’d really like to help you.

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Specialist, thoughtful and exceptional hospice recruitment

Working for a hospice is a privilege. From the CEO to the volunteers, every person makes a difference to providing expert, compassionate end of life care. Our hospice recruitment services help you find these people.

The modern hospice movement is responding to the growing demands of care support with innovative services, new technologies and wrap around support for everyone who needs them, at the point at which they’re needed.

We know that hospices need the best people and the best leaders. People who are mission-led, caring and also ambitious. Who can lead teams which will ultimately help more people to live as fully as possible for as long as possible.

More importantly we understand why hospices are so special. What it takes to work in a very unique environment and why it’s an honour to try and give people the best end of life care – whoever and wherever you are.

“Working with Peridot has been a success story for the North London Hospice over the past 3 years. In that time, we have recruited an impressive CEO and more recently a group of talented and vibrant Trustees. Working with the Peridot Team has been a pleasure. Their professionalism, experience and interpersonal skills are impressive.”

Chair of Trustees, North London Hospice

Recruiting leaders in the hospice movement

Man in a hospice playing chess and still retaining a quality of life. Hospice recruitment.

From governance to hospice CEOs, to specialist fundraisers and marketing experts, we are trusted experts in recruiting the following roles:

  • Chief Executives
  • Executive Directors including Fundraising and Income Generation
  • Head of Events, Support Development, Corporate Development & Major Gifts
  • Board Chairs
  • Trustees

We also provide a board search service, helping your hospice to implement better governance and support modern board practice. We’re proud to support Hospice UK with informational seminars for leaders and board members.

Making hospice recruitment people focused

It feels good to work with us. Whether you’re a client or a candidate, we treat you like an individual. Someone who has values, goals and ambitions. And we talk to you about them.

We make the effort to understand what you need, so that we match you with people or hospices that really fit who you are.

If you’re a hospice, our briefing process means that we talk to your key internal stakeholders to get a confidential insight into what you’re looking for. And we’ll support you to get those messages right. If we think you’re missing an opportunity, we’ll discuss it with you honestly. Fundamentally, we take the time to listen you.

If you’re a candidate, we understand how daunting a recruitment process can be. So we make sure you have the information you need to feel confident. Whether that’s in helping to decide if a role is a good fit, through to interview preparation and feedback.

And if you don’t get the job, we’ll give you constructive feedback and help you look for a different role. We don’t just say goodbye. We are proud of our long-term relationships.

Peridot were one of the most supportive, friendliest and informative recruiters I have worked with. The team made sure they were available out of hours to provide guidance and feedback before or after interviews. They talked through the role in great detail and were able to provide background on the charity. Overall, I would highly recommend Peridot!

A candidate placed recently in a senior role in a hospice.

Our selected track record

Cransley Hospice Trust | Chief Executive

Havens Hospices | 3x Trustees, Chief Executive

Helen & Douglas House | Chief Executive

Hospice in the Weald | Chair, Head of Fundraising

Hospice of St Francis | Director of Fundraising

Hospice UK | Head of Corporate Development

Isabel Hospice | Head of Individual Fundraising

Katharine House Hospice | Chief Executive, 4x Trustees

Lewis-Manning Hospice | Associate Director of Income Generation

Longfield Hospice | Chief Executive

Mountbatten Group | Chair of the Board, Chief Executive, Head of Income Generation

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice | Director of People, Trustees

North London Hospice | Chief Executive, Director of Fundraising & Corporate Engagement, Trustees

Oakhaven Care | Managing Director

Rennie Grove Hospice Care | Director of Fundraising

Richard House Children’s Hospice | Director of Care and Family Services

Rowans Hospice | Chief Executive

Saint Francis Hospice | Chief Executive

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices | Chief Executive

St Christopher’s Hospice | Chief Executive

St Clare Hospice | Chief Executive, Director of Income Generation, 4x Trustees

St Leonards Hospice | Chief Executive, Head of Fundraising

St Nicolas Hospice Care | Director of Fundraising & Marketing

Willen Hospice | Chief Executive

Hospices we’ve worked with recently:

Working in the hospice movement

A short film from Hospice UK telling the stories of the people who work in the hospice movement.

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