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Head of Governance and Compliance

“We get to treat our patients as individuals rather than a number in a bed. Wouldn’t you love a job where you can make a real difference every day?”

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Governance & Compliance at St John’s Hospice. The post holder will ensure a safe, effective and person centred service, working with directors, managers and team members to maintain and develop a robust governance strategy and framework.

As a member of the Management Team you will advise, support and guide the organisation in compliance and governance, particularly relating to CQC regulations and clinical health and safety. You will be responsible for ensuring the Hospice has an effective risk management system and process in place and you will support the work of teams across the Hospice with GDPR and equality and inclusion.

Location: Lancaster
Position is available either full (37.5 hours per week) or part time with a minimum 22.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Pay: *£38,200 – £39,390 per annum (pro rata), (dependant on pension scheme)
Pension Scheme: *NHS Pension Scheme may be continued subject to eligibility or an 8% employer contribution is also available
Closing Date: 1st December 2020

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate management and leadership skills, the ability to drive change forward, and be able to influence, motivate and empower staff. Excellent interpersonal, IT, analytical and organisational skills are crucial for this post.

To find out more please contact Maddy Bass (Director of Nursing & Quality) on 01524 382538 or email [email protected]. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please view our Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

We offer:

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees. Pro rata for part time
  • Life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Free parking
  • Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme (see below for further details)
  • Beautiful working environment
  • Reflective Practice Supervision Groups
  • Continuing professional development

Please click here to see more benefits available to our employees.

*NHS pension can be continued if you have contributed within the last 12 months. If you are not eligible to join the NHS pension scheme St John’s Hospice provide an 8% group scheme pension.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete our online Application for Employment below.

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Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Oder) 1975 (as amended in 2013). It will be necessary for a submission for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please complete your Application For Employment accurately ensuring you include all criminal convictions including those that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’. A fee of £44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £27.80 for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be carried out as part of our pre-employment check process, if applicable.

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