Chief Operating Officer

09 Jun 2021
07 Jul 2021
Finegreen Consultant
Acute Trust
Job Type

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Chief Operating Officer

At West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we promise to put patients first. Our commitment to every patient, every day, doing our best to ensure they feel safe, in a clean and comfortable environment with highly professional staff who work together to achieve this.

We want our patients to feel cared for, with a courteous and respectful attitude from kind and helpful staff who have the time to listen and keep them informed at every step. We want them to feel confident that their treatment is provided by skilled and compassionate teams who will involve them in their care and who understand their time is valuable.

In addition, our staff have told us what matters to them: inspirational leadership and management; feeling empowered to make decisions and flourish; relationships and a sense of belonging; every single member of our team feeling appreciated and valued; and where we can face the future, and work through our hopes and fears, together.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever the crucial importance of leadership for staff well-being, to ensure our teams are continually supported to provide the safest, most compassionate care. As we now return to ‘closer’ to normal, we know that the full restoration of services for our patients is paramount. Achieving both of these goals is the overwhelming mission of the NHS as we face a post-pandemic future, and we here at West Suffolk are no different.

Looking to the future we recognise the need for closer working and greater integration of health and care services, in order to provide the very best outcomes for our population. We are also excited to be embarking on the once-in-a-generation journey to build a new health and care campus for West Suffolk, co-producing these plans with staff, stakeholders and partners.

It is to this complex but exciting backdrop that we now seek to appoint our next Chief Operating Officer. We are looking for an exceptional individual who will provide expert, inspirational and professional leadership to our dedicated operational teams, who serve our community through our acute hospital, community services and general practice.

As our Chief Operating Officer, you will be integral in helping us address all of these agendas, and more. As part of our leadership team, you will champion a ’just’ culture within the Trust and play a pivotal role in the design and deliver our new healthcare facility. Externally you will hold an influential role within the system, enabling true partnership working with colleagues across the Integrated Care System for Suffolk and North East Essex.

If you are inspired to join us, we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion with our recruitment partners, please contact Joe Joyce of the Finegreen Group at

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close: 4 July 2021

Shortlisting Interviews: w/c 12 July

Final Interviews and Assessments: w/c 26 July

To request a copy of the briefing pack, please email: Application is by CV and Covering Letter and should be submitted to:

Apply for Chief Operating Officer

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB

4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from HSJjobs by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on HSJjobs you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.