BLUEBELL Wood is looking for a new boss following the surprise departure of chief executive Claire Rintoul.
Ms Rintoul joined the North Anston charity in 2013, taking over after Sarah Champion left to become Rotherham’s MP.
Devon-born Ms Rintoul (pictured) previously worked at Kent Wildlife Trust and mental health charity Peterborough & Fenland Mind.
She described her role at Bluebell Wood as her “dream job” and no reason for her departure has been given.
Chairman Jon Lister said: “We can confirm that Claire Rintoul has decided to leave Bluebell Wood.
“We would like to thank Claire for her hard work and dedication to the charity, families, volunteers and staff for the last six years and we wish her all the best as she moves to pastures new.”
The recruitment for a new chief executive would begin in due course, Mr Lister said.
"In the mean time, the hospice continues to be run to the highest standards by an experienced and committed team dedicated to providing the best possible care for children and families," he added.