Head of Community Development & Volunteering

Location: Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, 185 Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood, SE2 0GB

Salary: GBCH Band 6 with R&R – £41,090.12 – £48,000.03 per annum

Hours per week: 35 per week

Application Deadline: 04 June 2024 @ 12pm

Job Summary


Our hospice was founded by two passionate volunteers who believed that their local community needed a hospice. Over the past thirty years, we have delivered care to thousands of local people each year – with volunteers and the support of the community playing a critical role in helping us to be able to help people at the end of life.

We know that not everyone has equal access to hospice care or to volunteering. You will help us to build on our legacy by ensuring that every community knows about the support we can offer and that our volunteering programme continues to evolve, creating opportunities for people to contribute in a way that suits them, so that they can experience the unique benefits of volunteering.


We are looking for a Head of Community Development & Volunteering to help us to drive our vision forward. 

Head of Community Development & Volunteering 

Full time (35 hours per week – flexible working requests considered). 


This is a hugely exciting time to join our team, with a bold new brand soon to be launched, providing the perfect platform to amplify the work we are already doing. For the first time, we are working to a dedicated sub-strategy that outlines our vision for collaborating with our volunteers and our communities to strengthen the role of the hospice throughout Greenwich and Bexley.

As Head of Community Development & Volunteering, you will lead the team that delivers our core volunteering programme and our community outreach programme, as well as innovative programmes which span both areas of the role, such as our Compassionate Neighbours and Young Ward Volunteers programmes, as well as developing and building upon the links we are establishing with local groups who are keen to be learn more about and play a more important role in shaping hospice care. You will ensure that our priorities keep pace with a changing external landscape, identifying and leading new ways for the hospice to be an anchor institution in our local community.

You will draw on the valuable lessons we learned during the pandemic to drive innovation and deliver sustainable opportunities that contribute towards our ongoing success, whilst growing and nurturing our small but talented team.


If you’re an enthusiastic and strategic leader with a passion for community impact, do get in touch – we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to know more or have an informal discussion or visit, please contact:

Jon Devlin, Director of Partnerships – jondevlin@gbch.org.uk – or our HR team at recruitment@gbch.org.uk

The above post requires the hospice to carry out a DBS check on new recruits


If you are interested in applying, please do so by applying via our online system:

 Click here to apply 

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to inclusion. We celebrate and embrace diversity and thus encourage applications from a variety of backgrounds, perspective, knowledge and skills

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