John Taylor Hospice says goodbye to CEO Kate Phipps

Kate Phipps: she leaves Birmingham to take up the post of CEO at Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in South Wales

Kate Phipps: she leaves Birmingham to take up the post of CEO at Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in South Wales

Founded in 1910, John Taylor Hospice is one of the oldest non-denominational hospices in the UK. It was also the first ‘new mutual’ — or social enterprise — hospice, leaving the NHS in in 2011 under the Department of Health’s Right to Request process. Pperating as a new independent Community Interest Company (CIC) enabled the hospice to return to its principles of mutuality while retaining NHS values of high quality care.

Kate Phipps, the chief exec who joined the hospice in 2011 and steered the organisation through the process of externalisation and independence is now moving on to new things. She is leaving Birmingham to take up the post of CEO at Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in South Wales.

In the five years that Kate has led JTH she has become a familiar face at social enterprise and third sector events and gatherings and we shall be sorry to see her go and wish her every success in Wales.

Anyone who has heard Kate speak about the work of JTH during the past five years will have some idea of how demanding such work is and we wish JTH every success in finding Kate’s replacement.

You can find out more about the job here, including application details, job description, role profile and application form. The closing date for applications is 15th February 2016.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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