Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Birmingham, West Midlands
09 Nov 2018
25 Nov 2018
Acute Trust
Job Type

University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFT is a high performing organisation with international reputation for its quality of care, information technology and clinical education and research.  Having recently undergone a successful merger by acquisition of The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham is now one of the largest teaching hospitals in England serving regional, national and international population and employs more than 20,000 members of staff with a £1.6 billion annual turnover and treating more than 2.2 million patients each year. 

Our Hospitals now include the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, Solihull Hospital (HGS) and various community services across the region, providing 2,700 beds across its sites and 140 critical care beds, 100 of which are situated at QEHB providing the largest ITU in Europe.  The Trust provides regional services for Liver Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Burns, Plastics, Thoracic Surgery, Dermatology, Cancer and Neurosciences.  It is also a regional centre for Cancer and has the second largest renal dialysis programme in the UK and the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

City of Birmingham is currently undergoing significant transformation including the development of HS2, preparation for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and successful bid to become a 5G City.  It is one of the youngest cities in the Country but also has a growing population of older adults.   The region includes some of the most wealthiest areas and some of the most deprived communities in the Country.   Through collaboration with the STP,  the Trust’s vision is to build healthier lives.   

Following promotion of the current post holder to Chief Operating Officer in another successful Trust, a vacancy has arisen for Deputy Chief Operating Officer. As a core member of the senior management team the postholder will play a pivotal role as we further develop our clinical strategy as a merged organisation. 

You will have a strong track record in improving operational performance and sufficient acute sector experience to understand how to work with partners across the health economy as well as how to influence, motivate and engage clinical and operational teams to deliver sustainable improvement. This is an ideal role for someone wishing to consolidate significant operational experience in a large and complex organisation, before taking their next step to Executive Board Members. 

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Cherry West, Executive Chief Operating Officer QEHB on 0121 371 4320.

The closing date for this role is 25th November 2018
Interviews will be held on 7th December 2018

All candidates must submit their applications via the NHS Jobs website via the Apply button below.