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Chief Executive Officer | Cransley Hospice Trust

Take the leading role in growing this passionate and evolving charity.

  • Location: Kettering
  • Salary: £64,000 per annum FTE, full or part time working options (3 days+) will be considered.

Who we are looking for

You will come with an understanding of, and commitment to, the hospice movement, and a proven track record of formulating and implementing organisational strategy and design. Excellent financial management experience and knowledge of securing income from a broad range of sources is needed. Your substantial leadership experience will be coupled with an ability to be hands-on and your collaborative, inclusive and involving approach will empower and motivate our dedicated team.

We want a leader with vision, someone who will work collaboratively with external stakeholders, with experience of lobbying and campaigning across multiple stakeholders, locally and nationally.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having an organisation that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

This is a wonderful role to take Cransley Hospice Trust onto the next level. We want to attract leaders who are brave, curious and bold, are solution focused and forward thinking and genuinely excited by the prospect of realising our further potential.

If you think this describes you then please get in touch.

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 31st August 2021

To arrange a confidential chat, please email our executive search advisers at Peridot Partners:

James Hunt | 07711 405 444 | james@peridotpartners.co.uk

Lucy Mavers | 07947 935068 | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk

If you would like to know more about this role please contact James Hunt

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Dear Candidate

Thank you for showing an interest in becoming our new Chief Executive. This is an exciting time to be joining Cransley Hospice Trust us as we enter an ambitious growth plan and look to enhance our impact and influence across the north Northamptonshire SPC/End of Life healthcare landscape.

Cransley Hospice Trust is an independent charity raising funds for many aspects of  hospice care serving the North of Northamptonshire. We support the services provided by Cransley Hospice (which is managed and operated by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) and work with Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity to provide a range of county wide services such as Hospice at Home.

We are a unique organisation with impressive plans over the next 5 years to build our income from £1m to £2m.

This is a pivotal time to be joining us and we now seek an inspirational, visionary leader who will make our ambitions a reality and play a key part in helping us grow sustainably and impactfully.

Being attuned to working across multidisciplinary teams within a Public, Voluntary or Health setting is important, as will be your ability to develop and nurture strong stakeholder relationships for the trust. It is also essential that our new Chief Executive has the ability to successfully balance the external ambassadorial requirements of the role with an internal focus on staff; driving high performance, coaching, mentoring and supporting through exceptional leadership.

These are exciting plans; we hope you are inspired to consider providing the enthusiastic and effective leadership that we seek.

With my best wishes


Chair, Cransley Hospice Trust

Cransley Hospice Trust funds hospice care for the north of Northamptonshire, raising money so that patients, families and carers can be supported when someone has a life-limiting illness and needs expert help. Our vital funds support and enhance the exceptional care across the region and allow organisations such as Cransley Hospice and the NHS to continue providing exceptional care and support.

We’re proud of the work we do and want it to continue. That’s why as we care for people today, we’re also planning for the future. We have an exciting vision to build a new hospice for the 21st century.

We have come a long way, but we have big ambitions to grow our impact as we aim to increase annual fundraising income from £1m to in excess of£2m over the next five years, notwithstanding an additional large scale capital campaign. We are now looking for a forward thinking, Chief Executive to work with our staff, trustees, service providers and other key stakeholders to lead this next stage of our development.

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    Cransley Hospice Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We celebrate diversity and applications are actively encouraged from individuals from diverse backgrounds.

    We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

    Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process, to discuss steps that can be taken to overcome any operational difficulties.


    Please take note of the interview dates and please let us know if any dates are difficult for you:

    Closing date: by 9am on Tuesday 31st August

    First stage interviews: w/c Monday 13th September

    Informal SMT sessions and visit: w/c Monday 20th September

    Final interviews: Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th September

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