St Margaret’s philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do and we expect staff to uphold our values at all times and fulfil our commitment to providing excellent specialist palliative care for patients and support to their families. We go to great lengths to recruit the right people. We want people with a positive attitude who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to but because they are passionate about working for St Margaret’s.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our People and Organisational Development Directorate as Head of HR. This role drives our People culture, leads a strong HR Team, and carries a key leadership role across the organisation.

Qualities to be successful in this role include compassionate leadership, strategic thinking and operational delivery, strong line management experience and excellent communication skills. We are an ambitious organisation in a period of strategic development, bringing forward-thinking strategies and systemic changes into our planning and we encourage the successful person in this role to bring an influencing voice.

As an experienced, qualified and professional individual, this could be your first step up into an HR leadership role or be an opportunity which continues to grow your HR leadership career. Whether moving from the public, private or not for profit sector, breadth of knowledge and experience will bring value into this role as St Margaret’s has clinical, retail, fundraising and professional service functions.

One key project will be to lead on the HR, Learning Management, Volunteer and E-rostering IT System upgrade embedding changes into the organisation working with key departments to prepare the staff for new self and line management processes

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    We welcome applications from those at various points of their HR career as we want to find the best fit for candidate and organisation and we will create time and space to support continuous professional development.

    Benefits include:
    Initial entitlement 33 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), rising to 35 days after 1 year and increasing dependent on length of service.

    The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within last 12 months). Alternatively, you can join the Hospice pension plan.

    Enhanced Maternity pay where eligible.

    Access to learning and support opportunities.

    Free car parking.

    Auto enrolment for eligible staff in Workplace pension scheme.

    Eligibility for NHS discounts – Blue Light Card etc

    Confidential and free 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family offering:



    Legal, Financial and Medical Information and Advice

    A Vitality & Wellbeing health portal

    Our Core Competencies are:
    Self-awareness: Understanding and being aware of yourself and how to react and interact with others

    Leading in your area: Regardless of management position, we all lead and take responsibility in our area of work

    Working with others: People working together to achieve team and organisational goals and respecting others

    Outcomes and results: Organising ourselves to get the job done, delivering a high-quality service, and being accountable for the outcomes

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they will use Core Competencies to help us put our values into practice.

    Closing date: Friday 23rd December 2022

    Interview Dates: w/c 9th and/or 16th January 2023


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