Chief Executive

Competitive Salary
13 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Acute Trust
Job Type

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals is a large NHS Trust, serving over half a million people across Worcestershire from three main acute hospitals. The Trust had a challenging year in 2015, which resulted in the Trust being placed in Special Measures, since then the organisation has made significant strides in its ambition to be rated excellent, with many areas of outstanding practice and a local reputation with the people it serves for being ‘caring’. 

With the appointment of Caragh Merrick as the Trust’s new Chair, we are looking to make permanent appointments to all vacant executive posts commencing with an inspiring and innovative Chief Executive.  One of your first roles will be to oversee the recruitment to other vacant senior positions.

You will need the ability to be able to inspire our staff and win the confidence of external stakeholders and build successful collaborative relationships across the health economy. You will play a key role in managing acute health care across Worcestershire, leading by example and developing a committed workforce. This is a significant opportunity to provide leadership to enable the Trust and the health system to meet its full potential in delivering innovative models of care and in particular repositioning acute and community services to meet the future growing needs of local people.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated; patient focused, committed to delivering excellent health care and will be able to evidence demonstrable strategic leadership experience.  To succeed in this role you will have a track record of delivering innovative solutions in complex settings including building medical and staff engagement, with a keen focus on accountability and delivery.

We welcome interest from individuals who bring exceptional capabilities from all sectors however experience in healthcare provision would be desirable.

If you feel you have the ambition, vision and leadership skills, please visit our dedicated microsite for further information and details of how to apply:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Simon Green, Director of Global Healthcare or Sarah Wright, Lead Researcher on +44 (0)20 7333 1867. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: quoting reference number HN068355. Harvey Nash is a global executive search consultancy. Closing date for applications is Thursday 20th October 2016, Noon.