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Chief Executive

Alumni Global
Closing date
23 May 2024

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NHS England
Job Type
Executive, Chief Executive

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is at a pivotal stage in its development, and the next Chief Executive will join the Trust as they shape the future and define how 500,000 people who rely on their services receive their healthcare over coming generations.


They are a district general hospital at the centre of the community, with over 4,000 talented and committed staff providing services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop’s Stortford, and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping alongside their partners at Place, across the Herts and West Essex ICS, and beyond.

Their approach is centred on a vision to be modern, integrated, and outstanding in all that they do and with a compelling strategy (PAHT 2030) to achieve this, built on values of patient at heart, everyday excellence, and creative collaboration underpinning five clear strategic priorities of transforming their care, our culture, digital health, corporate transformation, and the new hospital.

They are part of the national New Hospital Programme to build a new hospital for Harlow, a complete replacement of the PAH site, and the CEO will be instrumental in driving this within Trust, system, regional and national colleagues. Their digital ambitions are well developed and will launch of a new electronic health record this year, enabling them to become one of the most digitally advanced acute providers in the country.

They are developing closer relationships with their system partners and are committed to working with colleagues across the health and care community to collectively address the challenges they face, transforming their culture and equipping colleagues to deliver the best possible care to patients, carers and families. Given the socio-economic challenges faced by the population, the development of future care models will likely become formally integrated between providers to better address this, and the new Chief Executive will be crucial in securing this with partners.

They require an outstanding, highly motivated, patient and people focussed CEO to join and lead the Trust at a hugely exciting time. The Trust welcomes applications from established CEO or experienced Board directors seeking their first Chief Executive role with a sustainable track record of success in an NHS executive role. As the new CEO, you will be an inclusive and compassionate leader, who has a clear commitment to embedding a positive culture that reflects the diversity of their colleagues and inspire people to be the best they can be.

As the new CEO you will build on the strong foundations they have, to continue their journey towards being modern, integrated and outstanding in all that they do. If you are excited by this and the opportunity to be instrumental in reducing local health inequalities, with the skills to work in partnership internally and externally, contact Thomas Patterson, Managing Director and Beth Stickney, Principal Researcher on +44 7703 821 996 or visit for further information and details of how to apply.

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