Executive Medical Director

VSM - Competitive Salary (To be discussed)
30 Apr 2020
31 May 2020
Job Type

Executive Medical Director

VSM - Competitive Salary (To be discussed)

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) are an integrated mental health, community health and learning disability services provider for all ages. Our 6,500 staff and volunteers provide services through over 100 in-patient and community settings, as well as in people’s homes, across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our collective vision is to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all – with quality and safety as our number one priority.

Following the recent appointment of our new Chief Executive, Angela Hillery, we have strengthened our vision and strategy, to make our direction of travel as clear as possible for everyone. We share our Chief Executive with our ‘buddy Trust’ Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, a Trust Angela has led to being recognised as a CQC ‘Outstanding’ provider and the Health Service Journal’s ‘Trust of the Year’. Through this close working relationship we are sharing ways of working and best practice which can only benefit LPT.

We appreciate that as a Trust we are on a journey of improvement, but with ambitious plans and high aspirations. Having focused considerable time and effort on delivering some immediate improvements and tackling some of our most urgent quality and safety issues highlighted in our CQC report, we are now seeking to move to a more comprehensive, strategic approach.

This approach is outlined in our new Strategy ‘STEP up to GREAT’, our ambitious plan to deliver long term sustainability that makes sense to the front line and helps to deliver improvements in our priority areas. We are confident this will make a real difference for the better for our patients and support our staff in their efforts to deliver the high standards of care to which they aspire. This will be reflected within our CQC ratings at our next inspection.

We are developing an Executive Team equipped to meet the significant and complex challenges faced by all NHS Trusts, and those which are specific to LPT. It is to this challenging but exciting backdrop that we now embark on the process to appoint our next Medical Director.

As Medical Director you will be a full voting member of our Trust Board, working closely with Board colleagues in determining and delivering the Trust’s strategic plans. With other Board members you will be responsible for managing the Trust’s performance and assuring good governance across the organisation.

A key element of this role will be to lead and drive forward the medical agenda to meet the changing needs of the Trust and the NHS. You will be the Lead Executive for setting standards and providing professional advice to the Board on all medical matters. As Medical Director you will assure the delivery of the Trust’s Clinical Strategy and provide strong clinical leadership to the Trust’s medical profession.

You will also have an important role to play across the wider system, with our partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as part of an emerging Integrated Care System. We have formed good working relationships with other mental health providers across the East Midlands and we have strong links with the University of Leicester. As Medical Director you will help to develop and nurture these relationships and identify opportunities for innovative collaboration.

We are looking for an experienced individual who can work as part of our Trust Board and make a significant contribution in the areas outlined above. If you have the skills, experience and passion to help lead us on our continued journey, we will welcome your interest and application.

For a confidential conversation or further information regarding the position, please contact our recruitment partner at Finegreen: Joe Joyce, Director, Senior Appointments: 07557 998 599 or enquiries@finegreen.co.uk

Recruitment Timetable:

The deadline for applications is:  Sunday, 31 May

Short-listing interviews will be held on: w/c 8th June

Final interviews with the Trust will be held on: Tuesday, 30 June

Applications for this role are by CV and covering letter to be sent to applications@finegreen.co.uk