Executive Director of Nursing & Therapies

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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    08 November 2018

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    Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC is one of the largest specialist providers of community health services in England. With 4,500 staff and a turnover of c. £280m, we deliver over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We provide a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, prison healthcare in Birmingham, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry.

The city we serve is undergoing a massive transformation including HS2, preparation for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and a successful bid to become a 5G city. One of the youngest cities in the country, we also have a growing population of older adults and serve some of the wealthiest and some of the most deprived communities in the country. Following a large scale and well received colleague engagement exercise and the feedback from our recent CQC inspection, we are re-launching our vision, values and strategy. We have set an ambitious vision to provide the best care supporting our patients to live well in healthy communities. To deliver this successfully we have agreed four big strategic objectives which form our Fit for 2022 vision and improvement programme, in which early priorities include: tackling the challenges facing our community children’s teams; leading the launch of integrated neighbourhood teams; redesigning our approach to intermediate care; and delivering a revolution in our approach to the use of IT to support good care.

About you

BCHC is looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational experienced leader to join us in our commitment to have outstanding services for our patients. As Director of Nursing and Therapies you will be a voting member of the Trust’s Board and a member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Chief Executive.  Your responsibilities will include providing leadership and professional development to our large nursing and therapist workforce, designing and delivering our future workforce and model of care, whilst leading our children’s improvement and safeguarding work.

To meet the opportunity presented by this role, you will need to bring experience of operating at or close to board level, and you must bring experience of leading on corporate responsibilities.  Leadership experience, ability and a passion for community services are more important that specific-sector experience. We are seeking ambitious applicants who want to make a difference to the care we provide to our patients and their families and who are capable of working with a range of partners across health and social care to deliver the best care we can.

Closing date9am Friday 9th November 2018
Preliminary interviewsw/c 26th November & w/c 3rd December
Final panel14th January 2019

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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Michelle Shirley: 0113 205 6295

Robin Staveley: 0113 205 6283