Chief Executive Officer

Harris Hill
£90,000 - £95,000 p.a.
Closing date
26 Aug 2022
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Job Details

Harris Hill is delighted to be working with a hospice based in Letchworth Garden City to recruit a new Chief Executive.

The hospice exists to provide specialist palliative care for adults living in Stevenage, North Hertfordshire and adjoining parts of Mid Bedfordshire with advanced cancer, motor neurone disease or other terminal illness. It also provides support and care to the families and friends of patients.
The hospice is seeking an inspiring and innovative CEO who will be able to navigate the changing environment and lead the organisation through further change and development. You will identify and implement opportunities to realise our ambitions to reach even more of those at end of life across all parts of the community, maintain the hospice as an aspirational workplace, and deliver a sustainable business plan.

The Senior Leadership Team is working with the Board of Trustees to finalise the 2022-2025 strategic objectives, with the key themes of Caring Services, People and Culture, Community Engagement and Sustainable Funding. You will play a pivotal role in refining and delivering on the key performance indicators aligned to the strategic objectives.

Key details:
Job title:              Chief Executive Officer
Location:             Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire    
Salary:                 £90,000 – £95,000 p.a.
Hours:                 37.5 hours per week
Contract:             Permanent 

The successful candidate will have the senior leadership skills to inspire, motivate and lead our team of 200+ staff and 700+ volunteers to deliver our vision and to share our passion for the work that we do. You will also have the skills to work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including other end of life and palliative care providers in the community. 

If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to Nick Shanks at

For an informal and confidential conversation about the position, please contact Nick at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.

Closing date for applications:   9am, Monday 29th August 2022


Harris Hill operates an equal opportunity policy and commit to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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