Vacancy:  Chief Executive Officer

Salary:       £85,009 - £88,891 (depending on experience)

Hours:       Full Time

Duration:  Permanent

Location:   The Ayrshire Hospice. Ayr


Ayrshire Hospice has served the people of Ayrshire and Arran for the past 30 years. It has provided exceptional care for anyone from the age of 16 upwards who is suffering from life limiting illness. Their families are not forgotten. There are a range of services that support their care and well being. The Hospice is much loved and valued within its community. 


Having been without a CEO for the past year, the Board and senior management team have now set the vision for the future and are ready for a new CEO to be appointed to deliver all the organisational goals and drive the charity forward. A centrepiece of the strategy is a proposed £12m capital build programme to ensure the Hospice continues to provide the best possible patient experience in the best available facilities. After drawing on reserves that have been designated for this project, the CEO will require to ensure at least a further £6m is secured.


You will need to have extensive senior leadership experience, although not necessarily in a CEO role. Perhaps this is the next logical step up for you.  You will, however, need to have experience of managing a complex and diverse, multi million pound organisation in a highly regulated environment. You should have deep knowledge of good governance and experience of reporting into a Board of Management. It goes without saying that your business and financial management acumen must be second to none. In addition, you will need to evidence strong stakeholder management skills and be a worthy ambassador for such a highly respected organisation that frequently has a public spotlight on it. 


If this sounds like you and you feel you are strongly aligned with the vision, mission and values of Ayrshire Hospice, we’d like to hear from you.


How To Apply

If you would like to work for this inspirational charity, get in touch with the BTA Recruitment team today.


Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.


You are advised to get in touch in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.


Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday 15th July

First stage interviews: Monday 27th July

Possible second stage interviews: Wednesday 29th July


This search is being conducted exclusively for Ayrshire Hospice by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.