Chief Executive Officer

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


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    31 October 2018

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    Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

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This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and innovative individual to lead an ambitious and successful team.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a high-performing organisation rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for care by the Care Quality Commission. With a vision to provide Excellence Every Time, HDFT is a values-driven organisation committed to providing sustainable high quality services.  The Trust provides services across Harrogate, North Yorkshire, North Leeds, County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Gateshead and Sunderland, with a total workforce of over 4,500.

Join our vigorous and forward-thinking Board of Directors

We are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive with a minimum of three years’ very senior management experience, combining strategic vision and a track record of inspirational leadership with a passion to deliver the highest quality care. Experience of partnership working and collaboration across the health and social care sector would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be of the highest integrity and will have a demonstrable track record of leading a cohesive team in a challenging environment. Achieving more for less will be second nature to the successful candidate. An understanding of, and commitment to, the values of accountability, good governance, probity, openness and equality of opportunity are essential.  

You will be a strategic thinker and experienced in leading and delivering complex organisational change. Your excellent communication and listening skills and financial acumen will be complemented by you being politically astute and well-versed in the NHS environment and current issues.

This is an exciting role in a vibrant environment, providing a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity to the right individual. The post is full-time, with an attractive salary commensurate with the role.

The post holder must comply with the requirements of the Fit and Proper Person’s Test.

A relocation package is available.

The Trust values and promotes diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds, particularly those with protected characteristics, to strengthen the diversity of the Board.

Closing date31st October
Preliminary interviewsw/c 12th and 19th November
Final panelw/c 10th December 2018

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
Michelle Shirley: 0113 205 6295