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Chief Operating Officer

Central And North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Closing date
24 Jan 2022
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Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Chief Operating Officer

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) provides NHS services throughout a person’s life, in physical and mental health and everything in between, at GPs and hospitals to the community and in their own home.  Rated Good overall by the CQC, we are the one of the largest providers of mental health and community care in England, with an annual income in 2020/21 of £620m and nearly 8,000 staff providing services to a population of around three million in the South East of England. 

The majority of our services are provided in the community.  Where community care is not possible we offer a number of facilities to treat people in hospital or residential environments. We also provide healthcare in prisons in London and the surrounding areas.

Our vision is wellbeing for life.  We work in partnership with all who use our services to improve health and wellbeing. Together we look at ways of improving an individual’s quality of life, through high quality healthcare and personal support. 

As we deal with impact of Covid 19 and look to the future, we know that things will be different moving forward.  As a Trust we have always been committed to constantly developing in order to provide modern, dependable services.  We are committed to continuous improvement and seek out opportunities to challenge conventional practice.  Our values led approach represents the way in which we care for our patients, and for each other.  We are no strangers to change.  We pride ourselves on being trailblazers, pioneering new services and contributing to national and international health strategy and policy; and never was there a greater imperative for change than now.  Increased demand on services, post pandemic recovery and the move towards integration will require an ever greater focus on innovation and an imperative to work in even closer collaboration with our system partners. 

We are seeking an exceptional Chief Operating Officer to support us as we move forward on this journey.  With a proven track record of leading a Mental Health or Community service and of delivering major service and organisational change, the appointed individual will working across the organisation to enable the continued focus on quality and safety in all areas of our operations and build confidence internally and externally by ensuring robust systems are in place to achieve performance targets.  With a demonstrable commitment to the development and provision of high quality, responsive and relevant services, the successful candidate will be committed to working inclusively and in genuine collaboration with service users, staff and across our system partners to provide services that meet the needs of the people who use them.  Above all else, we are seeking an individual who embodies our values and is fully committed to supporting our staff to achieve our priorities.   

We understand the benefits a diverse workforce brings to the quality of services and effective decision making. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are particularly keen to receive applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community.

If you believe that you have the experience, skills and ambition required for this role, please contact Julia St Clare (07807 631 564) or Melanie Shearer (07785 6161548) at GatenbySanderson or visit our dedicated recruitment microsite by clicking Apply.

Closing date for applications is Monday 24th January 2022

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