Our People – Senior Management Team
Margaret Wright Chief Executive
Margaret took up the post of Chief Executive at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in March 2017 and brings a wealth of experience of the hospice movement with her.
She has been associated with the Hospice movement for over 20 years having worked as the Accountant and then Chief Executive at St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington for several years. More recently she was also a Trustee at St Rocco’s.As a Chartered Accountant her background is in finance and business, and immediately prior to joining the Hospice of the Good Shepherd she worked as a Finance Director in industry.
Margaret is passionate about palliative care and is committed to our Hospice providing the highest standards of care to our patients, their families and carers.
Liz Taylor, Director of Clinical Services
Caroline Siddall, Director of Income Generation
Yvonne Wood, Human Resources Manager
Yvonne joined the Hospice in 2006 as a HR Manager initially in a part time capacity until the role became full time in 2010. Her HR background was gained within commercial settings whilst at Boots the Chemist, Iceland Foods and as an interim for a short period at the Swansway Garage Group. “ I consider myself fortunate to be part of the Hospice team over the past years and take much pleasure in seeing it continue to grow and develop in its services to the local community. There is never a quiet moment in HR and no two days are ever the same, it’s part of what I love about my job, so varied and requires juggling different priorities and challenges everyday. Part of my role is to provide HR advice and support to all areas of the organisation and includes strategic human resource planning through to the recruitment, selection and development of people including our wonderful volunteers”.
David Haden, Head of Finance
Roles within the Hospice
- To deliver consistently high standards, we rely upon a dedicated and professional team of staff and volunteers. Each role is valued, and vital in continuing our services. The Hospice includes the following teams:
- Catering staff – producing high-quality, nutritious meals for the people in our care
- Fundraisers – building relationships with individual, community and corporate supporters
- Marketing & Communications – ensuring that we educate and promote the work of the hospice to our communities and stakeholders
- Gardeners – all of our gardeners are volunteers – that’s blooming marvellous!
- Housekeeping staff – ensuring the Hospice is clean and organised
- Medical – qualified doctors providing expert patient care
- Nursing staff – provide dedicated nursing care as part of a team
- Health Care Support workers – providing quality patient care
- Social workers – supporting our patients and their families, friends and carers
- Spiritual care – providing non-denominational spiritual support to patients, families, friends and carers
- Therapists – offering a range of traditional and complementary therapies for patients and carers
- Volunteers – supporting every aspect of the organisation, from patient and family care to retail and fundraising, our 300+ volunteers are indispensable to the running of the Hospice
- Administrative staff – play a vital part in facilitating care
- Counsellors – who provide counselling for our patients and their families as well as for the bereaved in the community, including children aged 3-18 years old
- Retail and Warehouse – working within our communities to raise donations through the sales of donated goods
- HR Support and Volunteer Support – We have approximate 450 staff and volunteers involved in delivering our services – that’s a lot of co-ordination!
- Maintenance team – our friendly and organised team that keep us going.
- To find out how you can get involved as a volunteer, visit our Volunteer page.
- To view current job opportunities, go to our Job Opportunities page.