New skills and experience will be needed to help run the £3.4 million hospice at Hillington and a new role has been created to manage not only the hospice and its grounds but also its nine shops and retail warehouse in Lynn.
The hospice is currently looking for a facilities manager to take responsibility for these areas.
Hospice chief executive Richard Shaw explained: “Patients and families using the bedrooms in the in-patient unit at the new hospice will need specialist care in a facility that will have to be managed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“This requirement has a significant impact on all our job roles. We are creating the new role of facilities manager in order to bring in skills and experience we currently don’t have.
“As an organisation that exists to support its local community we feel that recruiting locally is also very important, so long as the person has the right skills.”
Responsibilities will include health and safety, fire safety, security, maintenance, housekeeping, catering, space allocation, and tendering of contracts.
Anyone who is interested in the position should visit www.norfolkhospice.org.uk for a full job description. Other roles will be announced once the hospice is fully functioning.