Director of People and Culture – Hospice in the Weald


Director of People and Culture – Hospice in the Weald


Based at the main Hospice in Pembury, Kent, with potential requirement to work at other locations within West Kent and East Sussex.


£70 - £75k

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May 26, 2024





Hospice in the Weald is a well-established local charity serving West Kent and northern East Sussex for over 40 years. People in these communities rely on us as their local Hospice and the extensive range of services that we provide. Hospice in the Weald is a well-recognised healthcare provider and charity offering hospice care to adults and children facing a terminal illness, as well as supporting their loved ones and families.

The hospice movement is a very British success and Hospice in the Weald strives to be the best of the best. We strive to provide world-class hospice palliative care. The people who make up our workforce, our staff and volunteers, who themselves are enabled by the generosity of the people in the communities we serve, help make that possible.

Over the last two years, we have implemented new ways of working; for example, we have changed and increased our use of technology to provide more flexible access to hospice care. This includes continuing to offer counselling and support via video or phone call, a way of working which became useful during the pandemic but has continued to improve access to support for patients and their loved ones. Our physiotherapists are also working via video call and will continue to do so where this is best for the patient, along with a return to home visits and in-person appointments.

By making better use of technology to ‘work smarter’, we can spend more time with the families who need our care. We will also continue to give patients and families choice in how we work with them, focusing on supporting and empowering adults and children with terminal illnesses, who often feel disempowered by their diagnosis or symptoms. We will focus on empowering patients to celebrate life and dignify death.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as Director of People and Culture. Reporting to our Chief Executive, the Director of People & Culture is a key member of our Executive team, providing strategic leadership and direction for people and culture development. They will join at an exciting time and be able to influence and shape the culture of our evolving organisation.

We are looking to speak with compassionate leaders with extensive experience operating at senior level within a people and culture-focused role. You will bring an in-depth knowledge of human resources, workforce development and culture development underpinned by a passion and belief in collaboration and inclusion.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our organisation, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve.

For further information, please contact our search partners at Hunter Healthcare via Finn McNulty, Head of Executive Search, on 07966 006091 or

Candidate Information Pack

Shortlisting: w/c 27th May 2024

Interviews: w/c 3rd June & 10th June 2024


May 26, 2024

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