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Chief Operating Officer

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester
VSM - Competitive
Closing date
12 May 2024

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This is an exceptional opportunity to join a progressive, forward thinking healthcare provider as our Chief Operating Officer.

This is a pivotal leadership role within our organisation, responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe, high quality, patient-centred services across the Trust. They will lead programmes of transformation and improvement, embedding a culture of continuous improvement throughout the organisation. In addition, the post holder will also be the Accountable Emergency Officer for the Trust, with overall responsibility for emergency preparedness, resilience, and response.

As an executive director and a member of the Board of Directors, the Chief Operating Officer will work with colleagues to support the development of an open and engaging culture for our patients, relatives and staff that encourages excellence in clinical practice, facilitates team working and embraces multi-professional care delivery.

We are an acute and community services organisation with over 7,000 staff, operating across 32 sites in the borough. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are proud to be an anchor institution for Wigan, working with other anchor institutions to drive the very best opportunities for our local communities. Our Strategy 2030 sets out how we want to go from good to great to outstanding through improvement, integration and innovation.

At Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, we are passionate about collaboration, whether that is as part of the Healthier Wigan Partnership, with our local authority colleagues or across the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System. We are truly committed to working with others to improve services for all. Our Chief Operating Officer will lead the development of strong working relationships at both system and locality level, to ensure that we play a major role in system partnerships and collaborative models of care; redesigning those where necessary in collaboration with our partners.

This is an exciting time to join our Trust following the recent appointment of our new Chief Executive, we are now seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer who guided by 'our four P's' - Patients, People, Performance and Partnerships, will inspire continued success for the organisation and the WWL Family.

We understand the importance of ensuring that our Board of Directors is as diverse as possible. Diversity in leadership for us means greater depth and breadth of experience and perspective, which in turn allows for a greater ability to relate to our colleagues and their representatives, our patients and their families and our partners.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close:                                       Sunday, 12 May 2024                                

Pre-Shortlisting Interviews:                         w/c 20 and 27 May 2024   

Final interviews and assessments:           Wednesday, 19 June2024 

To request a copy of the information pack, or for an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact our recruitment partners Joe Joyce and Natasha Parmar at Finegreen on 

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