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Chief Executive Officer | North London Hospice

North London Hospice

Adaptable, ambitious and passionate about the hospice sector – can you be the new CEO of North London Hospice?

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100K - £120K + benefits

About the role

North London Hospice is part of the fabric of north London – a diverse and vibrant community. We’re incredibly privileged to provide the highest quality specialist palliative care and end of life support to 2,500 people each year across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

We opened our doors in 1984 and since then we have welcomed everyone – from all faiths and communities. We also provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and families, friends and carers.

Our next Chief Executive Officer will have the ambition and drive to build on the Hospice’s considerable achievements and to lead our future development.

Because what we do is so focused around people, we’re looking for an exceptional people person. A compassionate leader who’s experienced in leading multi-disciplinary teams and can empower and motivate a strong workforce of staff and volunteers across three sites.

Who we're looking for

The hospice movement works with a complex range of stakeholders, so you’ll need to have demonstrable leadership experience working within a similar environment in a health or social care arena.

You’ll be a powerful ambassador for us, able to develop successful partnerships and generate new income.

As CEO, you’ll need to be commercially astute with proven expertise in driving financial sustainability and effective fundraising. You’ll understand that success in income diversification means that we’ll be able to increase our services and support in the community.

You’ll join an inspiring organisation, with people who truly believe in what they’re doing. You’ll have autonomy and trust to develop the charity and help increase our reach and impact for the people and families who need us.

Every day is humbling here at North London Hospice, and we’re looking for that special person who will influence, advocate and inspire. Is that you?

To hear more about this exciting opportunity please speak to our advising consultants:

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

Philippa Fabry | 07772 902071 | philippa@peridotpartners.co.uk

Closing date: 9am, Monday 2nd March 2020

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Lucy Mavers

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Dear Applicant,

I am delighted that you are interested in the role of Chief Executive Officer at North London Hospice.

We are a vibrant, thriving and successful hospice with an established reputation for high standards of care. Our patients and their families are at the heart of who we are and we are delighted that they’ve given us a 98% satisfaction rating.

We are incredibly proud of the work that we do and the people who support us to do it. We have a strong Executive Team, an expert and committed board, and a formidable team of staff and volunteers.

This is important as we enter an uncertain time across the hospice sector, indeed across the wider health and social care system. We have to ensure that we continue to form vital strategic partnerships and work towards more self-sufficient community services.

Despite the difficult external climate, we have recently secured an increase in funding from our local CCGs. This allows us to continue the exceptional work that we do and expand our community service offering.

Pam McClinton, our current CEO, is retiring this year and leaves a positive legacy behind her, having taken the organisation through substantial growth.

As our new CEO, you’ll be an ambitious and inspiring leader with experience of leading geographically dispersed and multi-disciplinary teams.

You’ll galvanise teams internally, develop strong relationships with our health and social care partners, CCGs, funders and other charities.

Commercial acumen is essential to ensure that North London Hospice maintains financial sustainability and continues to develop innovative, cost effective solutions to address future challenges in the provision of end of life care.

The hospice sector is unique and it is a privilege to work in it. So we’re looking for a new CEO who shares this ethos and has a passion for what we do.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely,

Lis Burgess Jones 

About North London Hospice

With a CQC rating of Good, our services include a community team in each of the three boroughs that we serve, inpatient care, health and wellbeing, first contact, and bereavement care. Our team of 250 staff and over 750 volunteers provide care and support to people at home, within care homes, on our 18-bed in-patient ward in Finchley, at our Health & Wellbeing Centre in Winchmore Hill and through our Haringey community team based within St Ann’s Hospital.

We treat everyone as an individual. Our multi-professional team consists of specially trained doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors and chaplains. All of us are committed to ensuring that patients receive our full support, enabling them to choose how they receive our care. Our goal is to try and help patients live life to the full despite their illness.

About North London Hospice

As well as our in-patient unit at Woodside Avenue, where patients receive 24-hour care, we also work extensively within the wider community to improve people’s quality of life. This ranges from our day services, where patients can come to both socialise and enjoy a wide variety of activities and therapies, to providing support and clinical care in our patients’ homes. In fact, most of our care is provided in the community.

As a registered charity, North London Hospice is not directly part of the NHS. Although we receive some government funding, we rely on donations and legacies to meet the cost of providing three quarters of our care. It costs more than £13m every year to fund our services, and all of our care is provided to the community free of charge.

Staffed by committed volunteers, and supported by the generosity and good will of thousands of North London residents, we have 17 shops across Barnet, Enfield & Haringey. We receive around 10% of our income from them.

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More information:

North London Hospice website


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If you would like an informal conversation around the role, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

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

Philippa Fabry | 07772 902071 | philippa@peridotpartners.co.uk

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (the supporting statement should be a maximum of two sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the experience criteria in the person specification and explains your motivation for applying.

Please ensure that your application is emailed to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “CEO, North London Hospice” into the subject field.

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 could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the job, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.


Closing date: 9am, Monday 2nd March 2020
Preliminary interviews: Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March
Shortlisting: Friday 20th March
Final interviews: Wednesday 1st April

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