Ridlington Vacancy


Ridlington, Nr Oakham, RUTLAND

Dove Cottage Day Hospice provides supportive palliative day care for those living with cancer and other life-limiting conditions.

We are looking for someone to run our Ridlington unit which is a satellite of our main day hospice in Stathern, Leicestershire.

The role:

Day to day management of the service

Management of the care team and volunteers

Recruitment and training of volunteers

Compliance management

Risk assessments

Health & safety

Holistic assessment of care needs and planning support

Maintain accurate care records

Be accountable to the Day Care Leader at Stathern

Liaise with other healthcare professionals


The right person:

Must be flexible, positive and motivated

Must have management experience and leadership skills

Must be experienced RGN or AHP with palliative care experience

Have excellent communication skills at all levels

Full driving licence with access to a vehicle

Physically able to perform the role

Good IT skills

Have thorough knowledge of care standards and relevant legislation

Have good planning and organisational skills


This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with our Ridlington unit. At present the unit is open 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday) and caters for up to 10 patients per day.   It has been open for just over a year and we are looking for someone to take it forward to the next level.


We offer a competitive salary, pension and full training and support.

If you are interested in the above, please contact Chris Gatfield (Registered Manager): Tel: 01949 860303 or email chris@dovecottage.org



For further information on Dove Cottage Day Hospice, please contact us on 01949 860303, use the contact form or email office@dovecottage.org.