Director of Strategic Planning

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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    07 January 2019

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    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to almost a million people across Berkshire.  The Trust employs over 4000 people operating out of over 100 sites - working closely with partner organisations.


We are members of two of the first 10 Integrated Care Systems in England – which provides a great opportunity for us to work with others on the delivery of high quality services to our local population, through effective and innovative use of our collective resources.  


We are a high performing Trust with an overall Care Quality Commission rating of Good – and a rating of “outstanding” following our “well led” inspection this year. Our current Strategic Plan identifies clearly the difference we aim to make by 2021 – with patients and service users, with our partner organisations and within our whole organisation.  We have set ourselves a number of deliberately stretching targets in the form of our Vision Metrics and True North Goals to enable us to  achieve our vision - to be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients and stakeholders.


We are seeking an experienced individual to lead the strategic planning processes for the Trust, and our contribution to system plans, in conjunction with our business development function and project management office.  You will have a successful track record of leading and supporting change management and service improvement projects which deliver improved organisational performance, gained within a healthcare environment of comparable scale and complexity.  Strategic in approach, and values driven, with the ability to engage effectively with a breadth of internal and external stakeholders to effect consensual change, this is a role for someone who would relish the opportunity to make a contribution to our work and to ensuring that we provide the care and support that best meets the needs of our patients.

Closing date7th January
Long listingWednesday 9th January
Preliminary interviewsW/c 14th January
Short listingMonday 21st January
Final panelTuesday 29th January
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, 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
Serena Dobson: 07530 627120