A message from the Chair of Trustees

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children and young people with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. Children and their families receive support through regular care in their own homes, planned periods of respite care at the hospice, end of life care, and counselling and bereavement support throughout South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North East Derbyshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

The hospice was opened in 2008 and has become a beloved charity throughout the region that it serves, raising over £4 million each year to make sure that the children, young people and families it supports receive the high level of care and support that has become expected of the hospice.

With a hugely successful first ten years under our belt, Bluebell Wood is now looking for a Chief Executive that can take the hospice to the next level. In the ever challenging world of charity, Bluebell Wood needs to become known at a regional and national level, ensuring that the good work carried out every day at the hospice is shared amongst peers and the public alike.

The role of Chief Executive at Bluebell Wood will be exciting and challenging on a number of levels, and will need someone that can demonstrate true leadership, commerciality and business acumen, whilst also showing empathy and ensuring that the values of the organisation run through everything that the hospice does.

With the support of a well-rounded and highly experienced Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will execute the ambitious three year business strategy of the hospice, ensuring that the success of Bluebell Wood grows without compromising the services delivered.

With this in mind, we welcome applications from experienced professionals with drive, ambition, gravitas, and significant change management experience, ideally gained within a charitable or not-for-profit organisation.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful applicant to build on the first ten years of Bluebell Wood’s success to secure the next 20 years.

Good luck with your application and we look forward to meeting you.

Jon Lister
Chair of Trustees