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Human Resources & Organisational Development Advisor

30 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Transforming HR - can you make a difference?

North Devon Hospice is a great place to be a HR professional.  We have around 160 employees, all of whom are passionate about and committed to the outstanding service we provide to patients and their families.  Whilst maintaining our compliance with employment legislation and governance frameworks, we have the amazing opportunity to be innovative and creative in the work that we do. 

As a team, our vision is for HR to be a genuine business partner that is collaborative, responsive, proactive, professional, solutions focused and which adds value to the hospice.  Working alongside the leadership team, we are looking for an HR professional to coach and support managers to be excellent people managers and to implement a range of organisation development projects.  With an innovative and agile approach to HR practice underpinned by up to date knowledge of employment law and HR policy frameworks, we value a positive, trust-based and compassionate approach to people management, which promotes learning, wellbeing and accountability. 

Based in our beautiful grounds at Deer Park in Barnstaple, we have a range of benefits available for our staff including flexible working, free parking, a counselling and support service and other health and wellbeing activities.  We also have a beautiful garden and outside seating space that is available for everyone to use.  We will support you in your personal and professional development, and this role could be a great stepping stone for anyone wanting to develop their career as a HR or OD professional.

If our vision resonates with you, we would very much like to hear from you. 

For an informal chat, please contact Cate Oliver, Director of HR & OD on 01271 347220 or email

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 2nd September 2019.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 17th September 2019.

To apply for this position please download an application pack and return your completed application form to: or mark your application "Private and Confidential" and send it to Human Resources Department, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Newport, Barnstaple, EX32 0HU

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda or Lucy in the Human Resources Department by emailing or call 01271 347221.

It is important that the people who work for and with us, or access any of our services, can be themselves and are valued as unique individuals.  We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve, reflecting the uniqueness of each person, with the aim of continually improving our services.

We are a forces-friendly organisation and welcome applications from Veterans and Service spouses and partners.

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