Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive

North Bristol NHS Trust


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    20 November 2018

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    North Bristol NHS Trust

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North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest NHS organisation in the South West with ambitious plans to provide outstanding care for the populations of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and beyond. As a centre for specialist health services, including major trauma, neurosciences, vascular, transplant and hyper acute stroke care, it is also a prestigious, internationally recognised teaching and research organisation providing care regionally and nationally. NBT is a £565 million organisation with over 8,000 staff working in one of the most modern hospitals in the country.


Our new Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive has an important role to play in leading our ambitious plans for improvement and transformation towards delivering excellence. Working collaboratively with the 5 Clinical Divisions, harnessing the talent and energy of the incredible people who work at NBT, developing capability and capacity internally and with partners to deliver exceptional care and improved outcomes.


This role requires a creative and inspirational leader, someone who will champion NBT with partners, shaping and influencing strategy that plays to the strengths of NBT and supports the delivery of system health. We want a people person, someone with boundless energy, who is open, authentic and enjoys coming to work.  You will need a passion for improvement and commitment to transformational change in addition to a solid track record of empowering teams to deliver exceptional services.


This is an exciting time to join NBT and the person appointed will join an ambitious senior leadership team and will work closely with the Chair and the Chief Executive, to provide strategic leadership and develop a high performing unitary Board, influencing the delivery of outstanding care across the organization and system.


Informal discussions with the Chief Executive and/or visits to the Trust may be arranged for shortlisted candidates. At North Bristol NHS Trust, we respect and value the diversity of our workforce, patients, service users, relatives, carers, visitors and we strongly welcome applications from candidates with a diverse background.

Closing dateMonday 19th November
Preliminary interviewsW/c 26th Nov
Final panelW/c 10th Dec
How to Apply

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