Head of Inpatient Unit

Job title          Head of Inpatient Unit

Hours             37.5 hours per week

Salary             £50,086 – £52,723 per annum

Contract        Permanent

Location         Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT

The role

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the St Richard’s Leadership team as our Head of Inpatient Unit.

With experience of managing large teams the post holder will have a pivotal role leading and managing the Inpatient clinical services, improving patient outcomes, working effectively across the Inpatient Unit and wider hospice team, to positively influence the experience of patients, their families and staff.

The Head of Inpatient Unit will have responsibilities in five main areas of work, including, clinical, leadership & managerial, education, service development/quality improvement and financial.

The purpose of the Inpatient Unit (IPU) is to deliver exceptional compassionate specialist palliative care to adult patients, their carers and those significant to them within a culture that is positive and professional putting patient’s needs at the heart.

This post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About you

The successful applicant will be a registered nurse (Adult) on the NMC register be educated to degree level and clear evidence of post graduate professional development. In addition to substantial management and leadership experience of a large team and a recognised management leadership qualification.

You will have demonstrable people management skills, with the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships, with experience of nurturing a culture of continuous learning and staff development.

This is an exciting opportunity to enhance and develop your leadership skills and experience in a clinical operational leadership role in an organisation that is passionate about providing exceptional patient care.

For full details of this role please see the job description and person specification.

What we offer

We offer a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including;  

  • Fantastic team where everyone is welcomed and empowered to give their best
  • Supportive management – keen to develop you
  • Generous annual leave (seven weeks including bank holidays)
  • Benenden Healthcare offering diagnosis, treatment, 24/7 GP and mental health advice lines, discounts etc.
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Fabulous subsidised on-site café
  • Pension scheme and opportunity to continue NHS pension for clinical staff
  • Free Will writing service

Find out more

If you would like to find out more information, or to arrange an informal visit to the hospice, please contact:

Matt Tudor, Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01905 763963 or email 

Closing date               Monday 8th January 2024  

Interview date           Wednesday 17th January 2024

Job Reference            3067