Chief Executive

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Stoke on Trent

  • Location

    Stoke on Trent

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 October 2018

  • Client

    University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Ref: GSe46895

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has an annual income of c£750m and over 11,000 dedicated staff operating across our two busy acute sites at Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital at Stafford.  We provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare services to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire and are also a Major Trauma Centre for a wider population of 3 million people stretching from Anglesey to the Peak District. 

Our services represent more than half of the Staffordshire health and social care economy and we are working collaboratively through ‘Together We’re Better’ with our partners, commissioners and our public to integrate services, deliver more of these closer to home and create a sustainable model for the future.  Our 2025 Vision sets out a clear aim to become one of the top university teaching hospitals in the UK and establish a world-class reputation.  We have made significant investment in services, research, facilities and our organisational culture and our performance is improving, however we still have more to do to fulfil our ambitions.  We have been in financial ‘special measures’ since March last year and the recovery of this position remains a key priority.  Our recent CQC report indicated that we still ‘Require Improvement’ in several areas, however the professionalism of our dedicated staff has been strongly recognised.  We are proud of our rating of ‘Outstanding’ for ‘Caring’.

Our Chief Executive has announced her intention to retire next Spring and we are seeking a new leader to join us and create the environment in which we can fulfil our huge potential.  Working with a newly appointed and highly experienced Chair, David Wakefield, we are seeking an inspirational and resilient leader with a track record of engaging staff and partners in delivering transformational change in healthcare services.  Recognising the scale of our strategic, financial and operational challenges you will revitalise confidence in the organisation and will support and drive our improvement journey.  With a patient-centred approach you will join a Board recently refreshed in its Non-Executive capacity and committed to the future of high quality healthcare services for the populations we serve. 

Closing DateFriday 19th October 2018
Preliminary InterviewW/c Monday 29th October 2018
Final Panel InterviewMonday 26th November 2018
How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, 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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Contact details
Emma Pickup: 0113 205 6289

James Canning: 020 7426 3985