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Are you interested in working for Galway Hospice Foundation?  If so, we'd love to hear from you!

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We welcome informal enquiries or "expressions of interest" at all times. Enquiries may be sent to the Chief Executive, either by post, or by email to

Occasionally, we have vacancies arising, which are the subject of public advertising.   While in most instances we advertise in the Sunday Independent, sometimes we just advertise locally in the Connacht Tribune, Galway Advertiser or Galway Independent.  We recommend that those with a specific interest in working at Galway Hospice should signal that interest in writing or by email to the Chief Executive, so that their interest can be followed-up when a suitable vacancy arises.


Current Vacancies


Director of Human Resources

Galway Hospice Foundation is a voluntary organisation providing specialist inpatient, home care and day care palliative services, predominantly for County Galway, in partnership with the HSE.

The Hospice now wishes to recruit a Director of Human Resources, reporting directly to the Chief Executive. In conjunction with the Chief Executive he/she will be responsible for developing and implementing an integrated HR strategy to support the Hospice’s operational and strategic plans. He/she will be expected to advise the Chief Executive and/or Board and Line Managers on key human resource management issues and put in place appropriate strategies and systems to underpin an effective, progressive, flexible human resource management philosophy and practice. This is a pivotal HR role requiring you to have the ability to think strategically and act tactically

Applicants will have a minimum of a degree qualification in Human Resources with a minimum of 10 years proven experience in Human Resources (5 of which will be at management level), ideally in a healthcare or services setting. He/she will have excellent problem-solving, communications and interpersonal skills suited to the ethos and environment at the Hospice.  He/she will also have demonstrated the ability to think strategically and to successfully implement policies to develop an organisation.

Applicants will be treated in total confidence.

Director of Human Resources Job Description

Closing date:  5.00 pm on  Friday 22nd December 2017

Please send an up-to-date CV including brief cover letter to:

Mary Nash, CEO Galway hospice                                                                              



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Application forms and further particulars are available from the Chief Executive, to whom completed applications should be returned, to arrive not later than 5 p.m. on Friday 15th December 2017.

Application forms are available by email from


Galway Hospice Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.