We have got a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project delivery lead to deliver a major national programme of work that will help improve care for young people with complex and life-limiting conditions.
As the national charity for hospice and palliative care, we work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-limiting illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it. We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life. No one should die in avoidable pain or suffering.
Our mission is to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them. To empower individuals, communities and populations to embrace the ethos of hospice care and extend its breadth and reach to improve everyone’s experience of death, dying and bereavement.
In this role, you will play a major part in helping to deliver on this mission, working on our ECHO project to improve care for young people who are in ‘Transition’ from children’s to adults’ hospice services.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) essentially harnesses technology and people power using ‘virtual clinics’ to share expertise and expand the reach of healthcare professionals far wider, ensuring that more people receive the right care.
By enabling the delivery of specialist care to more people, ECHO has significantly helped reduce health inequalities by improving access to care, especially for people from hard-to-reach groups and those living in rural areas.
Using the ECHO methodology, you will lead on the creation and delivery of a national ECHO Transition network with children’s and adults’ hospices, varied stakeholders within the care sector and existing transition services. The aim is to facilitate effective partnership working and to hear the voices of the young people in transition, to drive the change that is needed in this important field of hospice care.
You will bring exceptional project and programme delivery experience from the social care sector combined with excellent communication and influencing skills and understanding of the values of the hospice movement.
Please note that candidates are not expected to have prior experience of Project ECHO and this is not a pre-requisite for the role as full training will be provided to the successful applicant.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory DBS.
Occasional travel will be expected as part of this role.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for the role please complete our application form and equalities monitoring form and return them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 6 May 2019.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 16 May.