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Compassionate Employers Programme Manager | Hospice UK

Hospice UK

Do you consider yourself an entrepreneurial business development professional? Do you have strong project managerial experience with excellent interpersonal communication skills? If so, we would like to hear from you.

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £42,000 + benefits

About Hospice UK

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. We work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.

Our vision is hospice care for every person in need.

We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life. No one should die in avoidable pain or suffering.

About the role

Hospice UK is looking for a Compassionate Employers Programme Manager to join the Corporate Development Team.

Compassionate Employers is a workplace programme, which provides solutions to personal challenges that employees and employers face in the workplace due to terminal and life-limiting illness, caring responsibilities and bereavement. Through training workshops, guides and an assessment tool, this newly launched programme gives HR, line managers and staff the tools and confidence they need to effectively manage and support individuals, teams and colleagues who are experiencing issues connected to death and dying.

Hospice UK’s Corporate team works with some of the UK’s biggest companies including Deutsche Bank, New Look, Joules and The Co-op Bank.

The Compassionate Employer Programme Manager will be responsible for developing, leading and managing the successful delivery of one of our newest income streams.

Who we're looking for

You will have a proven ability to build excellent relationships with both external and internal stakeholders, experience working in sales and strong project management skills.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of new business development and will understand workplace programmes, diversity & inclusion and wellbeing within the corporate setting.

It would be beneficial if you have experience gained working within a workplace programme or charity corporate fundraising team, or equally experience working in business development and looking to move into the charity sector.

If this sounds like you, please contact our recruitment consultants at Peridot Partners to discuss the role in detail:

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

Closing Date: Monday 13th April 2020

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Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Compassionate Employers Programme Manager at Hospice UK.

This is a key role for the organisation at an exciting time in our development as we deliver on our five-year strategy to transform hospice and palliative care in the UK.

The aim of the role is to promote and support compassionate care of employees within companies. The programme helps companies support staff going through the difficult circumstances associated with a terminal diagnosis or the death of someone close. Managers struggle to know how to best support their staff members at such a time. Through this programme we are using our skills and experience to teach organisations how best to support their employees at a very difficult time.

The programme offers great benefits to the corporate community and provides Hospice UK with a new income stream. The Compassionate Employers Programme Manager will be leading on this exciting new initiative. Key to their success will be new business skills and project management experience. You would be responsible for the delivery of the service, ensuring that our clients receive the best support and knowledge relating to how to care for staff struggling at this distressing time.

In communities across the UK local hospices are delivering high quality care to people as they approach the end of life, or to children with life-limiting conditions. Demand for hospice care is growing fast, driven by Britain’s ageing population and an increasing number of older people living with complex care needs, as well as young people living for longer with life-limiting conditions.

Hospice UK plays an important national role in equipping hospices with the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to support their local communities and to work in partnership with other care providers to extend their reach. Equally important are the roles we play in championing hospice and palliative care, giving the sector a collective voice and generating new income streams that can benefit both local hospices and Hospice UK as the national charity for hospice care.

The Compassionate Employers Programme has huge potential; it extends our support into the business community and is a new income opportunity. The person appointed to this role will need strong experience and expertise in developing and leading on new business generation. They will need a clear vision of how to deliver, the ability to work at a strategic level whilst managing the detail and complexities of delivery without relinquishing the focus on the end goal, and the influencing skills needed to bring key stakeholders along with plans.

If we are to reach our vision of hospice care for every person in need, we must have a solid foundation with sustainable income streams for hospice care and a compelling case for support that will engage a wide range of businesses and position Hospice UK as a key charity partner. This role will play a pivotal part in helping us to achieve that.

We very much hope you will want to join us.

With best wishes,

Catherine Bosworth
Director of Income Generation

About Hospice UK

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. We work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.

Our vision is hospice care for every person in need.

We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life. No one should die in avoidable pain or suffering.

Our mission is to enable hospice care to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them.

To empower individuals, communities and populations to embrace the ethos of hospice care and extend its breadth and reach to improve everyone’s experience of death, dying and bereavement.

Who we are

We champion and support the work of more than 200 member organisations, which provide hospice care across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life-limiting conditions, and support their families.

Increasingly, hospice care is provided outside of hospice buildings. Hospice teams work in a wide range of settings – local charitable hospices; nursing homes; hospitals – and the vast majority of hospice care is provided in peoples’ homes.

Hospice UK supports the breadth, dynamism and flexibility of modern hospice care by: influencing Government and decision makers; improving quality of care through sharing of good practice; and providing training, education and grant programmes.

We work collaboratively with our members to support their vital work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care in the UK. We also support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.

Our strategy

Our ambitious strategy is the blueprint for how we can achieve the transformation that is needed and sets out the following four strategic goals that will be driving our work over the next five years:

  1. Extend our reach and enable hospice quality care to be delivered in any setting.
  2. Tackle inequality and widen access to hospice care.
  3. Work with communities to build capacity and resilience to care for those at the end of life.
  4. Empower a strong, dynamic and responsive hospice sector.

“Hospice care aims to affirm life and death. It means working with and within local communities to tailor palliative care around the needs of each adult and child with a terminal or life-shortening condition, whatever that may be, and extends to supporting their carers, friends and family before and after bereavement. Hospice care is provided by multi-disciplinary teams of staff and volunteers who offer expert support that places equal emphasis on someone’s clinical, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs with the understanding that everyone will be different.”

Our definition of hospice care

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Thank you for your interest in the Compassionate Employers Programme Manager role at Hospice UK. Please send your latest CV, download the Job Description and complete the application form and equalities form.

For more information on this vacancy or you have any questions, please contact:

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

To apply:

Please submit a CV and completed application form and equalities form.

Please ensure that your application is emailed to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “Compassionate Employers Programme Managers, Hospice UK ” into the subject field.

Hospice UK is Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Closing date: 9am, Monday 13th April 2020
First interview: Monday 20th April 2020
Second interview: Thursday 23rd April 2020

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