Thank you for your interest in this leadership post within St Columba’s Hospice Care.
We’re a local charity providing specialist care and support to people who are affected by a life-limiting illness and our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do.
St Columba’s Hospice Care will soon be entering the final year of its new strategy. Looking ahead to 2023, the organisation has an exciting phase of embedding recent service growth and development including the commencement of community care and outreach services across East Lothian, a transition from the traditional ‘day hospice’ model of care to a more responsive outpatient model, an extension of our compassionate communities support and the launch of our University Hospice hub in partnership with Queen Margaret University. As we embark on this new phase, we’re also looking to support our team and will be providing a creative programme of culture and resilience events to help deliver our ambitious goals, drive change and help us continue to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
As an independent charity, we couldn’t do it without our volunteers. Our board of governors give their time, experience and skills to help St Columba’s deliver the very best in palliative care. Our board play a vital role in our success and add real value to the existing management team, ensuring that the strategic aims, objectives and direction of the charity are established and met. They understand the importance of ensuring we reach as many people in the community as possible, they also support our growth aspirations but they realise there is more we can do to make a positive impact on people’s lives and offer strategic guidance to get us there.
The Hospice’s ambitious four year strategic plan, ‘Adapting to a changing world’, is about responding to the diverse needs of our community and was developed following a programme of board, workforce and stakeholder engagement. We are already seeing promising results from the changes we implemented throughout the first few years of its roll out and as we head into the final phase, we are looking for a passionate, strong and inspirational leader to join our leadership team and help us deliver long-term impact and ultimately, achieve better outcomes for the patients and families we support.
Please watch the videos below from our governors who chair our audit and risk committee and investment committee, where they talk about the Hospice, the role and what they are looking for in the successful candidate for this position.