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Programme Manager, Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme

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We are seeking to fill the role of Programme Manager with our Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) programme. Reporting to the CEO, the main purpose of this role is to direct, lead and manage all aspects of the HFH Programme across care settings and, in particular, acute hospitals and residential care settings for older people.

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About the hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme 

The HFH Programme aims to put hospice principals into hospital practice. Over 30 acute hospitals are linked to the Programme.

In 2013, the IHF received a grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies for the Changing Minds Programme which aims to promote excellence in end-of-life care for people with dementia including adapting the HFH programme and rolling it out for 350 residential care settings for older people across Ireland. 

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Senior manager
  • Management of personnel and financial resources assigned to the programme
  • High level stakeholder engagement and relationship management
  • Influencing and advocating for quality end of life care (EOLC)
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the work of the programme
  • Ensuring an evidence base for the work of the programme and publication of same
  • Project management

 Personal Experience skills & Qualities 

  • Third Level Qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years in a senior management position
  • Background or understanding of quality in health service delivery
  • Record of achievement
  • Senior level strategic thinker
  • Significant record of achievement in management of organisation development projects
  • Excellent experience in planning and budgetary controls
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence. A strong ability to lead, motivate and empower both the HFH team as well as a strong team player on the IHF’s management team
  • Exceptional organisational, time and people management skills
  • A belief and understanding of the importance of end of life care
  • Knowledge of best practice in end of life care in acute and residential care settings for older people
  • Strong advocate for quality end of life care – the key to the role is passion
  • A commitment to the work of the IHF
  • Understanding of Irish and international healthcare sector issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communicator. Must be a powerful public advocate for the work of the IHF
  • Exceptional networker with strong existing personal network in the health sector
  • Dynamic, energetic, positive clear thinker
  • Flexible approach to challenges and an ability to deal with ambiguity in the health sector 

This two year fixed term contract is a part time role (four days per week) and will be primarily based at the IHF’s offices on Nassau Street, Dublin 2 although some travel around Ireland will be required. Salary details are available on application. 

Application details and closing date   

Please forward a CV with a brief covering letter to Sharon Foley, CEO, The Irish Hospice Foundation, 4th Floor, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.  Closing date; Applications should be received by close of business on Friday 2nd May 2014




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