NHS Jobs Trust wide (based at Wonford House, Exeter), EX2 5AF
Summary Executive Chief Operating Officer Job Type: Permanent Pay Scheme: Very senior manager Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week / shift work Location: Trust wide (based at Wonford House, Exeter) The role Are you an experienced, committed and dynamic senior manager that can help lead one of the UK's most progressive and innovative mental health and learning disability trusts? Can you work effectively with clinicians, staff and stakeholders to drive performance into the upper quartile, leading us from a good CQC rating to an outstanding one? Have you ever wanted to experience what it's like to live and work in one of the UK's most beautiful areas? We are searching for a new Executive Chief Operating Officer to help us deliver mental health and learning disability care that changes lives. We need someone with proven experience of leading NHS organisations, continuously improving quality, patient experience and outcomes to ensure we achieve and sustain an 'outstanding' CQC rating. In achieving this you will work with people who use our services, their families and carers as well as staff and stakeholders - inspiring them with your ideas and your passion for high quality care. An established leader with substantial experience of senior management experience, you will be responsible for the determination and implementation of operational strategies and plans, leading on critical aspects of care. You will play a key role in the senior leadership team, operating as part of our Board of Directors. As well as defining our future strategy you will operate as our Accountable Emergency Officer, responsible for ensuring the organisation is robust and resilient, capable of delivering life-changing services under pressure. You will play a key role in shaping our award-winning organisation for the future, continuing our progress and cementing our national reputation for high-quality mental health and learning disability services. For the right candidate, we can offer you the challenging career - and the rewarding lifestyle - that you have always wanted. For an informal discussion of the role, please contact: Janet Morrell - Direct dial: 01392 208662 or email [email protected] About you You will have significant demonstrable success working at board level with a proven track record of delivering high quality results in a complex and challenging healthcare setting. Educated to relevant masters/MBA level, a clinical qualification is preferred, with evidence of continuing professional development essential. During your career you will have gained a clear understanding of governance and operations frameworks within the NHS, insight into policy and an in-depth knowledge of NHS quality targets. This will help you to ensure that our corporate decisions adhere to national priorities and legislation - improving quality and CQC compliance. You will have a detailed knowledge of operational management and performance management strategies and techniques. You will be able to overcome the challenges of introducing new systems and ways of working, ensuring they are a success. As part of this you will have developed strategies for prioritising workload and delivering targets in a high-pressure environment. Responsible for managing significant aspects of clinical care across a large dispersed organisation, spread across multiple locations you will be able to demonstrate specific examples of how you have improved care, inspiring teams and organisations to change. You will be able to show how this has improved the patient experience. Personally, you will be a clear and confident communicator, capable of interacting and working effectively with people who use our services, their families and cares, staff and stakeholders from all backgrounds. You will be able to show a history of developing staff, helping them to reach their potential. You will be able to clearly explain your decisions, justifying them to the board when required. Integral to this role is the ability to interact with local, regional and national stakeholders - working closely with them to deliver care that changes lives. About us You will be based at our headquarters at Wonford House, Exeter. You will be expected to work and travel across the entire region as required. You will be part of our Executive Team. Working together we are committed to becoming a recognised centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability. We are incredibly proud that our trust is led by clinicians and those using its services. We're rated 'Good' by the CQC, with excellent local and national performance and have been in financial balance for the last 10 years. We are currently further expanding and developing our services to offer high quality services, investing in the future for the people we care for. Our offer to you Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include: Wide range of leadership development opportunities 32 days (minimum) annual leave Generous NHS pension scheme Living here Living in Devon offers you a fantastic lifestyle and a beautiful place to live and work - even your commute to work can lead you alongside the coast of over the moors. Throughout the county there are exceptional schools, and you'll never be short of activities to fill your evenings and weekends - from cycling, walking and water sports to city shopping trips, theatre trips, bustling nightlife and great restaurants. Quaint market and seaside towns are dotted across the county. Our communities are active, supportive and friendly. London is just a three hour train journey away, and Exeter airport offers flights to destinations nationally and across Europe.