Chief Operating Officer

Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
Attractive Salary
Posted
21 Dec 2018
Closes
25 Jan 2019
Ref
GSe47509
Sector
Acute Trust
Job Type
Permanent

Are you an experienced and ambitious Chief Operating Officer who wishes to make their mark on one of the country’s largest University Hospitals?   If you can engage, inspire and support our workforce to be their best for our patients then this role will be attractive to you.  Tracy Bullock has recently been appointed as our new Chief Executive and she is looking to complement our existing team of Directors with a new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer both of whom will have the drive and enthusiasm to meet the operational and financial challenges ahead and to continue our journey of improvement. 

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has an annual income of c£750m and over 11,000 dedicated staff operating across our two busy acute sites at Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital at Stafford.  We provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare services to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire and are also a Major Trauma Centre for a wider population of 3 million people stretching from Anglesey to the Peak District. 

Our services represent more than half of the Staffordshire health and social care economy and we are working collaboratively through ‘Together We’re Better’ with our partners, commissioners and our public to integrate services, deliver more of these closer to home and create a sustainable model for the future.  Our 2025 Vision sets out a clear aim to become one of the top university teaching hospitals in the UK and establish a world-class reputation.  We have made significant investment in services, research, facilities and our organisational culture and as a result our performance is improving, however we still have more to do to ensure this is sustained and to fulfil our ambitions.  We have been in financial ‘special measures’ since March 2017 and the recovery of this position remains a key priority.  Our recent CQC report indicated that we still ‘Require Improvement’ in several areas, however the professionalism of our dedicated staff has been recognised and we are proud of our rating of ‘Outstanding’ for ‘Caring’.

We are seeking a Chief Operating Officer to join our refreshed and energetic Board.  As an experienced Executive, you will thrive in complex, dynamic and challenging environments.  A highly visible and innovative leader, you will motivate teams; creating a culture in which we can fulfil our huge potential.  Bringing your excellent interpersonal skills and sharing our values, you will create clear, transparent and robust systems and processes that support high quality delivery.  We are seeking a resilient and collaborative leader with a proven track record of delivering continual performance improvement and transforming the delivery of healthcare services.     

To learn more about us and this process click on the button below and for a confidential discussion, contact Emma Pickup of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6296.

Closing date: Friday 25 January

Final interviews: w/c 25 February