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Director of Strategy

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

Sheffield has a rich history and offers a superb environment for both living and working. Situated at the heart of the UK, it boasts strong connections and linkages across the country. With approximately 600,000 residents, it ranks among the largest cities in the UK and has an illustrious history encompassing the invention of stainless steel, the birth of modern-day football, cultural milestones like the Full Monty, and a renowned music scene that has birthed some of the UK’s top bands. The city is vibrant and counts among the greenest cities in Europe.

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) are now appointing a new Director of Strategy to the executive team. We are looking for an exceptional, forward-thinking, and values-driven leader to guide us through the next phase of our growth. Someone who is dedicated to the well-being of our staff and service users, capable of inspiring innovation, delivering excellence, and contributing to our journey of change, delivery and celebration.

At SHSC, our passion lies in collaborating with and advocating for our local community while continuously enhancing the quality of our services. Our team consists of staff, governors, service users, caregivers, and families from diverse backgrounds, each bringing a unique perspective that shapes how we operate and support one another in realizing our vision of enhancing mental, physical, and social well-being within our communities. As one of our Board Directors, you will value and celebrate this diversity while demonstrating unwavering dedication to the populations we serve.

This is a pivotal moment for SHSC, our Chief Executive Salma Yasmeen recently joined the Trust and is committed to the Trusts improvement journey.  The Trust is ambitious in nurturing a community powered approach as well as developing a sustainable future., Implementing changes that will uphold our commitment to providing high quality, inclusive, responsive services and fostering a great place to train, learn and work. The new Director of Strategy will play a central role in these transformative efforts, leading the formulation and execution of our strategy, cultivating an atmosphere of innovation, and ensuring the evolution of our organization and estate.

Directors at SHSC embody and role model the ethos of compassionate and inclusive leadership, active engagement with service users and staff, collaboration, and partnership. They serve as exemplars of our core values:

Working together for our service users Respect and kindness Everyone counts Commitment to quality Improving lives.  

As a multifaceted and complex NHS organisation, we have close relationships with a wide array of organizations and partners, including those within the NHS, Voluntary and Community Sector, Sheffield City Council, and our academic collaborators at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University and other universities across the region and nationally. We are partnering with colleagues throughout the health and social care systems of South Yorkshire to bring positive change for our diverse communities. The ability to cultivate positive and productive partnerships is integral to our future success, enabling improved health outcomes and diminished health inequalities. The Director of Strategy will spearhead the development of partnerships with health system stakeholders to create opportunities and innovative approaches to service provision within our community.

This role presents an extraordinary opportunity for a determined, inclusive, and values-oriented leader who possesses a proven track record of achievement and a deep enthusiasm for people, collaborative ventures, and teamwork. If your leadership style is characterized by inspiration and empathy, along with a keen understanding of the challenges and prospects inherent in NHS providers and the broader health and care system, we are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet you.

We actively encourage you to engage in a confidential conversation with Simon Green or David Heaton at Alumni Global, reachable at +44 7842 003200 to explore the role in more detail and understand how they can support you in the application process.

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