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Centurion Hospice is looking to appoint a highly motivated manager to execute its mission to promote quality of life, dignity in death and support in bereavement through a holistic approach that incorporates physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.


This results driven individual will have:

  • a minimum of 5 years’ experience in NPO management,
  • strong leadership and strategic management skills,
  • the ability to build and manage a team consisting of diverse members,
  • good interpersonal skills,
  • financial management (including budgeting), Microsoft Office and Pastel experience,
  • sound fundraising experience,
  • the ability to manage assets effectively,
  • have knowledge of palliative and home based care,
  • a track record of managing a successful charity shop; and,
  • demonstrated commitment to good governance, transparent management and adherence to statutory requirements, including the HPCA.



The General Manager will report to the Board of Governors and, together with the management committee, be responsible for the effective management and financial sustainability of the organisation through the effective implementation of palliative care projects as determined by the Hospice Strategic Plan and approved budget. This will include ensuring that effective Home Based Care is provided for all registered Hospice patients and Psycho-social support for their direct families. Core duties include the total administration of the Hospice, finance related matters in terms of the financial policy, the compilation, and updating of all Hospice policies and procedures, the appointment of committees, and delegation of responsibilities to Heads of Departments and other personnel, health, security and safety of the premises, structures, personnel, patients, volunteers and visitors, including the drafting and upkeep of a Risk Management Plan, upkeep & maintenance of the premises and structures, fundraising and marketing, asset and human resource management as well as liaison with communities, stakeholders and the Board of Governors. Management of any ad hoc matters as instructed by the Board of Governors.

The successful candidate must attend the Introduction to Palliative Care 5-day Course.


Centurion Hospice is located in Lyttelton, Centurion and serves the communities of Centurion, Midrand, Laudium, Olievenhoutbosch and surrounding areas.  We provide palliative care including symptom and pain management, grief and bereavement support through a team of professionally qualified nurses and social workers. Nobody is turned away.

Please send a concise CV (no more than 4 pages) accompanied by 3 references and a short motivational letter to Juanita Smith at juanita@centurionhospice.com by Saturday, 30 September 2017.


Quality Palliative Care for All

In 1993 a voluntary association known as Centurion Hospice Association was purposed to establish and provide a Hospice Program of Care in accordance with the Standards of Care of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) in the Centurion, Laudium, Midrand and Fourways areas.

The HPCA of South Africa was founded in 1987 as a membership organisation for South African Hospices, primarily to share best practices amongst hospices, and to support the development of a hospice care movement in South Africa that is effective in providing supportive care to communities in need.

Palliative care is available to all persons diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and gives people the opportunity to discuss their fears and anxieties about the end of their lives.

Our palliative care team consists of professional nurses, social workers, and medical practitioners that can help allay unrealistic fears, and will work with the person to control problems that may be realistic fears, such as pain and symptom control.  Palliative care includes bereavement services, as well as AIDS/HIV and TB counselling.

Being a Public Benefit Organisation, Centurion Hospice is required to conduct its activities in a non-profit manner and with noble or benevolent intent.  Registration with the NPO Directorate of the Department of Welfare safeguards standards of governance, and increase accountability and transparency to lift public and donor confidence.


Business address:
Crn Clifton & North Streets, Lyttelton Manor, CENTURION

Postal address:
P O Box 15179, LYTTELTON, 0157

Business Telephone No:
012 664-6175

Business Fax No:
012 664-6514

NPO No: 030-479

SARS Exemption Reference No: 130004669

Healthcare Funders Practice No: 079 000 0104043

Banking Details:

Institution: ABSA – Lyttelton

Account No: 6 0015 8317

Branch Code: 632 005