About Us

John Taylor Hospice has been providing expert ‘Taylor-made’ end of life care for families in Birmingham since 1910.

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Well Being Senior Counselling Practitioner

Closing Date:  3 January 2021
Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Hospice Pay Clinical band 6 £31,365 – £37,890 full time equivalent
Location: Birmingham St Marys Hospice, Selly Oak

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People Partner

Closing date:  7 December 2021
Salary:  £35,000 per annum
Hours/Location:  Permanent position, 37.5 hybrid working with multi-site working across both Hospices

 “Happy to talk about Flexible Working”

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Retail Area Manager - North

Closing date:  Midday 31st December 2021
Salary:  HCP Retail Pay Band 6 £27,994 – £37,573 (depending on experience)
Hours:  37.5 per week
Location:  Field based role overseeing an area of John Taylor & Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice charity shops.

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Maintenance Technician - BSMH

Location: Birmingham St Marys Hospice
Contract: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week: flexibility required
Salary: Hospice Band I, £18,637
Closing date: 19 December 2021

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Consultant in Palliative Medicine - Community

Closing date: 13 December 2021
Hours: 0.6 WTE (plus regional 2nd on- call rota, currently 1 in 9, attracting a 3% availability supplement)
Location: Birmingham St Marys Hospice and John Taylor Hospice

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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - BSMH

Closing date: 9 January 2022
Salary: HCP Clinical Band 7 £38,890 – £44,503 FTE
Location: Birmingham St Marys Hospice

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Health Care Assistant Inpatient Unit BSMH

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Health Care Assistant In Patient Unit BSMH

Closing date: 3 January 2022
Salary: Hospice Pay Band 2 £18,005- 19,337 FTE
Hours: Full time, part time considered
Location: Inpatient Unit Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

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Grants and Trusts Officer

Closing date:  3 December 2021
Salary: HCP Corporate Pay Band F £26370 – £31,021
Location: John Taylor Hospice & Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

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Counsellor - John Taylor Hospice

Closing date: 3 January 2022
Salary: HCP Band 6 £31,365 – £37,890 Full Time Equivalent
Hours: 15 per week
Location: John Taylor Hospice (JTH) 


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Lottery Fundraiser

Closing date: Ongoing
Salary: £18,000 basic for full time with good commission rates
Full and part-time roles available

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Our History

John Taylor Hospice has a rich history and we have been providing care in the heart of our city for more than a century.

One of the oldest hospices in the UK, we launched in 1910 and are named after Professor John Taylor, a gynaecologist who worked at the Birmingham and Midland Hospital for Women in the late 1800s. The hospice was gifted to the NHS in 1948 and in the 1970s began treating people in their own homes and cared for men as well as women. At this time we changed our name to John Taylor Hospice.

In 2011, the staff at John Taylor Hospice voted to take the hospice out of the NHS. Initially this was as a community interest company with a charity attached and on 1 April 2018 the hospice brought all of its business into the charity. Over the decades we have provided specialist and much-needed care for generations of families and today we are here for hundreds of local people.

For more on our history please see this link. To read the stories and memories shared by former staff and family members please click the button below.

Board of Trustees

John Taylor Hospice is a charity with a Board of Trustees which meets every two months. All of our trustees hold the post in a voluntary capacity and are committed to using their skills and expertise for the benefit of the hospice, its staff and the people we care for. If you would like to find out more about our organisation and our strategy, finances or annual accounts please see reports.

Harry Turner

Chair of Trustees

Harry’s background is in hospitality. He has held board level positions in Premier inn, Marriott International and Travelodge. He has been a Magistrate since 2005 and is Vice Chair of Worcestershire Magistrates. He has eleven years’ experience of NHS Boards, eight of them as Chair of the Worcestershire Acute Trust which had three sites and a £360m turnover.  As well as being Chair of the Board at John Taylor Hospice, Harry is Chair of Dudley Multispecialty Community Provider and Vice Chair of the Robert Jones Orthopaedic Hospital.

Lindsey Webb

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Lindsey has worked as a registered nurse within the NHS for over 35 years, including nine years working at Board level in acute hospitals across the Midlands.  In addition to her clinical qualifications, Lindsey has a Masters in Health Sciences and has more recently completed the ILM level 7 Executive Coaching qualification. Three years ago Lindsey left full time NHS work to pursue a portfolio career and has since undertaken a wide range of roles.

Jonathan Shapiro


Dr Shapiro gained a reputation as a senior leader, change agent and policy analyst on the back of a deep understanding of healthcare organisations, their culture and staff. His experience includes non-executive leadership, consultancy in fields including leadership and change management, policy development and service evaluations, university academia and clinical medicine as a GP for many years.

Kimara Sharpe


Kimara brings over 40 years experience of working in the NHS to the Board of Trustees. She was initially a clinician and for over 25 years she worked in governance, supporting NHS Boards as the Company Secretary and Data Protection Officer. She is a keen volunteer and regularly supports Martineau Gardens (a therapeutic garden in Edgbaston) as well as Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove. Kimara is also a Trustee at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

Mike Goodwin


Mike is currently Divisional Director of Cancer, Diagnostics and Clinical Support at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. He is also a Board Director of Pride Pharmacy, an NHS subsidiary company. Prior to moving into the NHS in 2010, Mike worked in retail management across the Midlands, for Aldi, Somerfield and Sainsbury’s.   

Bev Edgar


Bev Edgar has spent the past 25 years working in education and HR. She remains employed by the NHS with a focus on improving staff experience.

Paul Wainwright


Paul is a solicitor of 20 years’ experience and is a partner at national law firm Browne Jacobson, LLP based in its Birmingham office where he heads the counter fraud practice and specialises in fraud, financial crime and commercial litigation.

Rob Pickup


Rob is Director of Finance, Performance and IMT at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust. Rob has worked in both provider and commissioning sectors in senior management roles throughout his career. Prior to joining the trust, Rob worked at Birmingham & Solihull NHS Foundation Trust as Deputy Director of Finance. Rob is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and also the West Midlands Branch Vice Chair and member of the Mental Health Steering Committee for HFMA.



Our directors report to the Board of Trustees.

Simon Fuller

Chief Executive

Gail Hipkiss

Director of Corporate and Commercial Services

Alex McQuinn

Director of Finance and IT

Sarah Mimmack

Director of Care Services

Dr Debbie Talbot

Medical Director

What our patients think

“The care was second to none”

“At such a heartbreaking and difficult time, the nurses and care assistants knew exactly what to do and to say – we’d have been lost without them. The care they provided for my beautiful wife was second to none and I’ll be forever grateful.”

Roger Perks

“Nothing is too much trouble”

“I can’t thank hospice teams enough. From fitting grab rails in my house and ordering a reclining bed, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

Jackie Bannister

“I don’t know where I’d be without them”

“The support I get is truly is invaluable and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them. I’m able to talk openly about my illness and ask for advice and support if I need it. I’ve made some incredible friends and the hospice is a very special place full of laughter and kindness. “

Liz Warren

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