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Deputy Director of Strategy

Woodrow Mercer
West Midlands
Closing date
24 Nov 2021

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Acute Trust
£300 - £500 per day
Job Type
Quality & Improvement, Director (Quality & Improvement))
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Woodrow Mercer Healthcare are looking for a Deputy Director of Strategy to work for an NHS Trust located in the East Midlands.

The postholder will report to the Director of Strategy and will assist in the lead / overseeing of the delivery of the Trust’s strategy and business planning processes.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement the Trust’s policies and approaches relating to strategy and business planning across the organisation.
  • Deliver strategic changes to help shape and drive the Trust’s ambitious agenda
  • Ensure an effective system for in-year monitoring, management and reporting of progress against the Trust’s strategies.
  • Manage the development and implementation of new strategic objectives.
  • Manage the activity and performance of the strategy function including the team and individuals within the team.
  • Manage budgets to meet the Trust’s strategic and operational business.
  • Ensure all areas of responsibility are delivered in a way that are consistent with the Trust’s financial plans and cost improvement plans.
  • Build / develop effective partnerships and joint working with key stakeholders, internal and external, influencing and negotiating on behalf of the organisation.



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience within NHS leadership and delivery of Trust’s Strategies.
  • Masters level qualification in relevant subject area, or equivalent professional qualification/ experience.
  • Sound knowledge of national NHS policy and strategy.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, with the ability to motivate teams and gain consensus at all levels within the organisation.
  • Extensive experience, expertise and understanding of developing, implementing and managing complex strategies.
  • Knowledge of national performance targets and processes.
  • Experience of analysing the business environment and of developing strategies to meet changing organisational needs.
  • Experience of managing and developing teams.
  • Ability to form sound judgements in situations or on matters that require strong analytical skills and often involve conflicting evidence or advice.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own and others workload in order to achieve deadlines.

The role is on a Contract basis for an initial 12 month period:

  • Start date - asap
  • Hours/Days pw – Full time
  • Rate: Band 8d
  • Any unsocial hours required? – No
  • Location – Midlands, on-site

For more information please contact Recruitment Consultant – Matt Cardy via or 07437 018116, who will be happy to discuss this vacancy in more detail. 


Woodrow Mercer Healthcare have made thousands of placements of skilled, dedicated and expert interim consultants into the NHS.

What makes us different is our commitment to transparent commercials, long term relationships and being the most knowledgeable recruitment team in the market.

Our Healthcare Recruitment Consultants are unmatched in our experience and track record in this market. 

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