Director of Strategy and Planning
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- Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
- Closing date:
- 3rd February
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of acute and specialist services to over 580,000 people across Worcestershire, and employs over 6,000 staff. With 954 beds, the Trust operates out of three main sites; the Alexandra Hospital, the Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, and the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, as well as operating services from a further three community hospitals.
It is an exciting time for our Trust, as the new leadership team ensures that we deliver on our purpose of Putting Patients First. 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.
The role of Executive Director of Strategy and Planning is a pivotal leadership position responsible for the development of a coherent Planning and Business Development Strategy which will focus on building clinically sustainable, financially viable high quality services, teaching and research; as well as on identifying opportunities to engage with other NHS partners and 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, forge 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 environment. 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.
How To Apply
To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.
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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.
- Melanie Shearer
- 07785 616 548
- Emma Pickup
- 0113 205 6289
- Richard Murphy
- 020 3854 2219