Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/08/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Head of Education and Training

Job Reference: J315-VC066

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Education and Training
Southampton and Isle of Wight
upto £50,000


For over four decades Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity have provided outstanding palliative care to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across Hampshire.

The journey towards end of life can be a complex one. Medical advances and changes in family lives mean that the care we provide to our patients and their families constantly evolves to meet the needs and expectations of our Community. Over the last year, Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice Southampton, have developed a unique partnership, with one senior team leading both organisations.

At Countess Mountbatten Hospice we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care and support to patients and their families, and constantly strive to ensure we reach as many people as possible, whenever and wherever they may need us. The hospice serves a population of approximately 600,000 and covers Southampton, and parts of West Hampshire. We are a registered charity and company, with our community at the heart of our services.

Currently we have a 25 bedded In-Patient Unit (IPU), a large day, self-help and rehabilitation centre, a community nursing team, Psychosocial care & Bereavement service and an education team. However, our services and approach to care are being constantly developed and expanded to meet the growing demands of increasingly complex health issues and the needs of the community we serve.


Salary up to £50,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week to be flexibly in accordance with the needs of the role


About Us

The Mountbatten Group (Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice Southampton) have embarked on a new and exciting stage in its evolution. Our aim is to further develop our services across the Isle of Wight and Southampton by creating a recognised centre of excellence for education and learning. This role can based on either the Isle of Wight or at Countess Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton.

We are passionate about engaging our people in learning and development opportunities and supporting all in our organisation to achieve their potential. We have a dedicated, combined workforce of over 980 people, approximately 360 employees and over 620 volunteers whose commitment and skills combined with their collective passion and energy enable coordinated care and support to those with end-of-life needs across the Isle of Wight and Hampshire.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, motivated and committed individual as our new Head of Education and Training who will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of our Education Development Strategy for the Mountbatten Group.

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the post holder will lead the Mountbatten Group education, training and development service to meet the present and future needs of the Group.

Leading the Education and Training Team across both sites the role will develop close partnerships with service leads, managers and multi-professional teams to create an organisational culture where education, learning and research are used to underpin and transform service delivery, both locally, nationally and internationally as a recognised lead provider of End of Life training. The Mountbatten Group has embarked on a £1.5m capital appeal to create a new centre for end of life care in the community, which will include a new suite of education, training and learning spaces.

About You

We are looking for an organised individual who will be committed to the delivery of Mountbatten’s strategy and values. You will be a confident, articulate, open and transparent leader who has the ability to work in partnership across the Organisation, regardless of where you are located. You will have line manager and leadership experience with excellent interpersonal skills.

You will have a background in education, training and people development, be a registered health care professional with a minimum of 5 years post registration experience and hold a master’s degree. You will also hold or be willing to work towards your PhD or clinical doctorate.

Having worked in a similar education healthcare role you will have an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in delivering an excellent learning experience for all staff, volunteers and stakeholders.


The Mountbatten Group welcomes informal visits to discuss this exciting new opportunity please contact Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive Officer.

Countess Mountbatten offers a generous benefits package to include:

Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits

Off Site Free Parking

Training and Development Package

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • CQC Good