Executive Recruitment
Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive

"Our new Director of Strategy and Planning will be instrumental in our journey, outward facing, enabling collaborating with partners across organisational boundaries."

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust provides hospital-based services from three main sites - the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital...

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Director of Strategy and Planning

This role is fundamental to our future and if successful, you will join a strategic leadership team with purpose and passion.

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Our mission is to work together with our partners in health and social care to provide safe, effective, personalised and integrated care for local people...

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Thank you for your interest in Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and our Director of Strategy and Planning. It is an exciting time for our Trust, as the new leadership team deliver on our purpose of Putting Patients First enabled by our 4ward culture change programme.

Our new Clinical Service Strategy sets out a blueprint where we can make better use of our hospital sites, our beds, theatres, appointment slots and other capacity. We are addressing the staffing challenges that affect our ability to deliver sustainable services and are implementing new and improved ways of working. We will work with new and existing partners to provide the most effective services as close as possible to our patients’ homes. We will deliver better experience, better outcomes, at lower cost, and in a way that reduces health inequalities.

Our new Director of Strategy and Planning will be instrumental in our journey, outward facing, inspiring innovation and enabling collaboration with partners across organisational boundaries. Working with executive colleagues this post will focus on building clinically sustainable, financially viable high quality services, teaching and research; as well as on identifying opportunities to engage with partners, NHS, public and voluntary sector as well as commercial sector organisations.  This is a role which will deliver only by working with and through a multitude of internal and external stakeholders to develop and embed strategy, forging successful strategic partnerships and co-ordinate the strategic transformation work programme with our emergent Integrated Care System.

We are seeking a values-driven and inspirational leader, able to evidence a track record of operating at Board level to lead and effectively manage change in large complex environments.  With an understanding of the current strategic and political landscape in the NHS; and experience of operating within such a context to balance the dual priorities of quality improvement and cost improvement, the appointed individual will demonstrate resilience and exceptional strategic skills.  Above all else, a commitment to working through others and across organisational boundaries in order to affect the greatest and most impactful change for the populations we serve will be imperative. 

I hope you will enjoy exploring the information available on this site. I would also encourage you to speak to our recruitment advisors at GatenbySanderson; Richard Murphy on        020 3854 2219 , Melanie Shearer on        07785 616 548 or Emma Pickup on        0113 205 6289 .

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive

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