Director of Corporate Governance and Trust Secretary

Excellent salary
19 Sep 2017
27 Oct 2017
Acute Trust
Job Type

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides local general hospital and community services to around 260,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas. We are a truly integrated healthcare provider covering Walsall and beyond, with multidisciplinary acute and community services that allow us to provide the right care in the right place; such as rapid response in the community and homebased care so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes to be cared for.  We provide the full range of district general hospital services in Walsall Manor Hospital and we provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services and from some 60 sites including health centres and GP surgeries.

Our recent journey has been one of turnaround and reconfiguration, following the CQC’s inspection of us in September 2015.  With a great deal of effort and energy we have now tackled the short-term challenges highlighted by their report and, having turned the corner, we have begun to focus on changes that enhance our longer-term plans.  The CQC have recently re-inspected us, their initial feedback was encouraging and we await further news with interest.
This important role will join us at a time where our focus is shifting from the short-term to the longer term, from immediate challenges to more strategic issues about our role in the wider health and care economy as well to making sustainable change in the way we work together as trust.  We know we cannot deliver on our strategy along and, we are active partners in many collaborative ventures in the area such as the Black Country Alliance and Walsall Together. 
In this new role, and as a member of the Trust’s executive team, you will play a full corporate role in setting and delivering the Trust’s future strategy.  Working closely with the Chair and Chief Executive, you will ensure that our corporate systems and processes are fit for purpose and support the delivery of our vision and objectives, and that they meet the Care Quality Commission’s Well-Led standards. You will be responsible for ensuring we achieve and maintain the highest standards of corporate governance, demonstrating that we are well-led in order to deliver our vision of first class integrated care.

The role requires significant experience of corporate governance and company secretary roles in a large and complex organisation, ideally within the NHS.  Given the broad remit of this role you must be capable of influencing at a senior level, requiring subtlety and determination.  You will need to be adept at maintaining a broad perspective, guiding colleagues to ensure that detailed plans remain in line with our vision, strategy and objectives.   

You will join an organisation with a clear sense of the added value we provide into our communities, and a senior team that is focused on sustainability and innovation, not on the short-term demands of turnaround.  We have got off to a strong start on our journey but we know we still have a long way to go to deliver our vision to become your partners for first class integrated care. 
If the opportunity to join an integrated organisation and an energised senior team interests you, please click on 'Apply' and contact Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6097 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: Friday 27th October, preliminary interviews early November, final interviews late November.