Director of Workforce

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


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    13 May 2019

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    Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Based in the Borough of Hackney, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital and community services to the people of East London and the City. It also provides specialist services including obstetrics, neonatology, fetal medicine, fertility, neurorehabilitation, bariatric surgery in addition to asthma and allergy services to a wider population.   With a workforce of over 3,950 across 75 sites, the Trust was one of the first to gain Foundation Trust status (in 2004) and since then it has retained a reputation as an innovative, quality driven Trust. 


We are very proud that the CQC has recently rated Homerton Hospital’s A&E department as 'Outstanding', medical care at the hospital as 'Outstanding', and our acute services overall as ‘Good’ We are recognised as innovators in embracing methods and systems that promise better and safer patient care and our current strategic plan sets out an ambitious yet values driven vision.  Externally, effective partnership working has been consistently at the core of all that the Trust does; and as a key contributor to the East London Health and Care Partnership (along with local CCGs, councils and fellow provider organisations) we are aware of the responsibility we have in shaping the context within which we operate and influencing the development of the local health and care system. 


People are our most important asset and we are seeking a new Director of Workforce to ensure the Trust has a well-motivated, highly skilled and high-performing workforce now and in the future. An executive member of the Board, sharing corporate responsibility for strategic planning, corporate policy-making and the delivery of Trust objectives, while providing professional advice both strategically and in relation to the Board’s responsibilities as an employer. Responsible for positively progressing the Diversity and Inclusion agenda, ensuring the availability of effective HR, training and development support services across the whole organisation, you will also lead all aspects of the Trust’s Organisational Development, Quality Improvement development and learning activities


This is a critical post leading work to embed the Trust’s values, and core behaviours and competencies in the day-to-day work and culture of the Trust and supporting the development of capacity and capability at all levels throughout the organisation in order to increase organisational effectiveness and the delivery of high quality, effective and efficient services. We are looking for an experienced People professional, able to inspire confidence at the board as well as motivate and engage staff and stakeholders to ensure that the Trust continues to deliver high quality care.

Closing dateMonday 13th May 2019
Long listingWednesday 15th May 2019
Preliminary interviewsMonday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2019
Short listingFriday 24th May 2019
Final panelW/c 3rd June 2019
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

Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Richard Murphy: 020 3854 2219