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Chief Medical Officer

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Walsall, West Midlands
VSM - Competitive
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Medical & Clinical, Director

This is a major opportunity for an inspirational and motivated medical leader to join Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (WHT) and support our commitment to the ongoing provision of outstanding care to all patients within both the Acute Trust and the Community setting.

If you are an experienced consultant and medical/clinical leader, with proven leadership skills, now looking to develop your executive career, this exciting and demanding opportunity will be just what you are looking for!

WHT is an integrated provider of acute and community services for Walsall’s diverse population of around 284,000 people. Our main site, Manor Hospital, resides in the heart of the town and as a District General Hospital, we primarily serve the immediate population of Walsall, with some patients requiring more specialised treatment at neighbouring Trusts. This includes The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, with whom we have developed a Group structure under a shared Chief Executive, Chair and Group leadership team.

As a Group we have launched our vision for the future, with four strategic aims, referred to as the four Cs. Everything we do across both organisations should contribute towards achieving goals within at least one of these priority areas. The four Cs are:

Care; Colleagues; Collaboration; Communities

The four Cs are also aligned to our overall vision which is to ‘To deliver exceptional care together to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities’. Our vision is more than a few words – it reflects our aspirations, helps to guide our planning, support our decision making, prioritise our resources and attract new colleagues.

As our Chief Medical Officer (CMO) you will work closely with other WHT Board colleagues, as well as with the wider Group Executive team. You will also work alongside the other CMOs and clinical leaders in the Black Country Provider Collaborative and the Black Country ICS, helping to improve the health outcomes for local people and making the Black Country a healthier place with healthier people and healthier futures.

Accountable for all aspects of performance, including meeting the Terms of Authorisation as an NHS Trust, the CMO will ensure we operate in accordance with the compliance regime established by the Care Quality Commission. In addition, the CMO post includes responsibilities such as the Caldicott Guardian and Responsible Officer for the Trust.

The CMO will take a lead executive role in setting and delivering the Trust’s future clinical strategy and will advise the Board on professional medical matters from a local, regional and national perspective.

We are looking for an exceptional medical leader with proven track record of strong leadership experience, with the determination and ambition to support us in achieving our commitment and objectives.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close:                                          Sunday, 2 June 2024                                     

Pre-Shortlisting Interviews:                             w/c 10 June 2024                   

Final interviews and assessments:                 July 2024 (Dates to be confirmed)

The salary will for this post will be based on the relevant terms and conditions i.e. GP, consultant), Clinical Excellence Awards (where relevant) and an additional responsibility payment, or a Very Senior Manager (VSM) salary.

Please be advised, applications are by CV and Covering Letter, full details of how to apply are included in the Candidate Information Pack.

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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