Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Excellent salary
03 May 2017
23 May 2017
Acute Trust
Job Type

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham. With approximately £500m annual operating income, 960 beds, over 125,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year, we provide high quality acute elective and specialist services to a diverse population of almost 620,000. Like many NHS Trusts we face significant challenges, including those arising from last year’s unplanned deterioration in the Trust’s financial position. 

As Chief Operating Officer you will play a vital role in delivering our performance and finance recovery plan. Through your leadership of our four clinical Divisions’ senior teams, you will ensure the delivery of safe, compassionate, high quality efficient services through our expert, committed and passionate workforce who strive on a daily basis to deliver our vision of Best Care For Everyone. You will not only ensure operational teams stay informed and engaged in the day-to-day business, you will also contribute to the wider life and culture of our Trust by encouraging front-line innovation and solutions and being an engaged and effective corporate board member.

This exciting role provides both challenges and opportunities either for an ambitious current executive director with the ability to take on the additional responsibility of Deputy Chief Executive, or for those wishing to consolidate their experience as Chief Operating Officer in a large, multi-site Trust. In either scenario you will have a proven track record of delivery, be someone who leads by example and who encourages solutions from the front-line. You will need to swiftly use your operational knowledge, proven experience and professional gravitas to gain traction, balancing incisive focus with big picture vision. Your ability to positively contribute to our financial recovery will be critical, as will be your leadership across the organisation and your impact over the longer term. This is the opportunity to join a refreshed senior team with a clear mandate, and it is a chance to develop your own leadership experience across a wide remit.  In return you will also benefit from mentoring and coaching by our CEO, a former Chief Operating Officer and recognised in 2014 by the Health Service Journal as one of the Top 50 Inspirational Women in Healthcare. For those new to the role of Deputy Chief Executive, there will be support to attend a relevant development programme such as the NHS Leadership Academy Aspiring CEO programme.

If our challenges inspire you and if the scale of this role fits with your personal goals, please click on 'Apply' and call Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson (0113 205 6097)  for an initial conversation. 

Closing date: Tuesday 23rd May.  Final interviews: Monday 5th June 2017.