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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Reception Assistant

Closing date: 19 August 2022
Interview date: Selly Park 24 August 2022 and Erdington 25 August 2022
Location: Selly Park and Erdington
Hours: 20 per week
Salary: HCP Corporate Pay Scale H2 £20,823 per annum full time equivalent

 “Happy to talk flexible working”

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Lead Nurse Hospice at Home

Job Title:  Lead Nurse Hospice at Home
Closing date:  31 August 2022
Location:  City-wide, Selly Park and Erdington
Hours:  37.5 (part time considered)
Salary:  HCP/AFC Clinical Pay Band 7 £38,890 – £44,503 FTE per annum

“Happy to talk flexible working”

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Chair of Trustees

The Hospice Charity Partnership, formed from Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices, is seeking a dynamic Chair of Trustees with a real passion for increasing access to hospice care for the people of Birmingham.

Commitment: You will be required to attend four Board meetings per year, plus occasional training sessions, meetings with the CEO and events. We estimate this will equate to approximately two days per month and five evening events per year.

Salary: Voluntary

Closing date: 1st September 2022

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Community Fundraiser – Education

Closing date: See below
Location: City wide, Selly Park and Erdington
Hours: 37.5
Salary: HCP pay scale band F starting at £26,370 per annum FTE

“Happy to talk flexible working”

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Corporate Fundraiser

Closing date: See below
Location: City wide, Selly Park and Erdington
Hours: 37.5
Salary: HCP pay scale band F: £27,532 per annum FTE

“Happy to talk flexible working”

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Shop Manager, Brownhills – Fixed-Term

Closing date:  10 August 2022
Location: Brownhills
Hours: 37.5
Salary: HCP Retail Payscale R3.1 £19,634 full time equivalent

 “Happy to talk flexible working”

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Relief Assistant Shop Manager - Wylde Green

Closing date:  10 August 2022
Location: Wylde Green
Hours: 22.5 per week
Salary:  HCP Retail Payscale R2.1 £18,533 full time equivalent

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Accounts Assistant

Closing date: 12 August 2022
Interview date: 22 August 2022
Location: St Marys Hospice & John Taylor Hospice
Hours: 37.5
Salary: HCP Corporate Pay Scale Band H1 £19,943 

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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

Vice 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.

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.


Karen Dowman


Karen has recently retired after 40 years in the NHS.  She spent the first 20 years in various administrative and senior management roles in acute, community and mental health services, as well as sectors for people with learning disabilities. She then became Chief Executive of the Black Country Mental Health NHS Trust and its four successor organisations culminating in the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

She has wide experience of Boards at a senior level, corporate and clinical governance, strategic planning, financial and risk management, knowledge of human resources and staff management, estate rationalisation and partnership working with a variety of stakeholders and diverse communities.

Karen is well versed in working with the charitable sector and has been a Trustee, Chairperson and Finance Chair of Black Country (previously Sandwell) Women’s Aid for over 20 years.

Also since her retirement, she has become a Trustee and Treasurer of Citizens Advice Sandwell.

Her passion for supporting those who, for whatever reason, are the most vulnerable in society remains undimmed. Karen joined the Board of Trustees and the Clinical Governance Committee in 2017.

Paul Bytheway


Paul has a long established career in the NHS, qualifying as a nurse in 1995. He had a successful career in emergency nursing before making the decision to move into general management in 2003.  Paul now holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at the University Hospitals of North Midlands, one of the largest hospitals in the West Midlands with one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country.

Paul has a passion for people and supporting them to succeed either individually or through building strong teams.  As a coach Paul’s style is based on shared learning and development and he uses his extensive management skills to encourage and promote diversity.

Paul, having volunteered with St John Ambulance for over 35 years, currently holds the position of Chair of the West Midlands and his passion for volunteering is based on the positive experiences that volunteering can bring both communities and individuals.

Julie Ward


Julie’s career includes ten years experience of working in the banking sector, where she worked in Forex dealing, became an FSA advisor and headed up an internal account operations department.

She also expanded into setting up her own successful business selling antiques and specialising in antique jewellery, as well as taking over Stephen Duffill Couture Design, which designed and made wedding dresses.

After retiring from retail, Julie has been a Director on the Edgbaston Golf Club Board and a Trustee of Friends of St Augustines.

Julie has been a supporter of the Hospice since 2004, when she became a member of the Edgbaston Ladies Event Fundraising Committee and continues to organise an annual Ladies Christmas Lunch. In 2012, she joined our Hospice Trading Company Board and in 2018, she became the Director of TLC Lotteries, representing Birmingham St Mary’s.


Our directors report to the Board of Trustees.

Simon Fuller

Chief Executive

Angela Szabo

Director of Finance and IT

Sarah Mimmack

Director of Clinical Services

Dr Christina Radcliffe

Medical Director

Lucy Watkins

Director of Income Generation

Michelle Stuteley

Director of People and Culture

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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