Communications and Engagement Director

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


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    Attractive Salary

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  • Expiry date

    19 June 2019

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    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Ref: GSe54750

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) has an excellent national and international reputation for the quality of our patient care and for our research, education and innovation.  This is a time of change for us with a recently refreshed leadership team in place and our new 10-year strategy launched last year.  As a first wave Integrated Care System, our role in the wider health and social care economy is evolving as we seek to work with partners to meet increasing demands and to effect sustainable system change.   We are an ambitious organisation; committed to thinking differently about how we integrate services in order to deliver safe, high quality and effective care that is sustainable for the future health and wellbeing of our populations.  

We are, by any measure, a large, complex, person-centred organisation.  With around 16,000 employees from a wide range of professional backgrounds, we are one of the region’s largest employers.  Based on three sites with 90 wards and 1,700 beds we have an annual income of just under £1 billion.  Our vision is “to be outstanding in health outcomes and patient and staff experience”.  We are a successful and progressive organisation; absolutely committed to our values and to working in partnership with stakeholders in our system to deliver new models of care that meet our populations’ future health and care needs and improve their wellbeing.  

Following the appointment of Laura Skaife-Knight to a Deputy Chief Executive role in another Trust, we are seeking a new Communications and Engagement Director to join “Team NUH” in this pivotal Board position.  This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and politically astute Communications and Engagement Director to join an organisation with a complex stakeholder footprint where relationships with our staff, patients, partners and public are at the heart of everything we do.  Previous NHS experience is not essential however you will have an appreciation of the sector and a track record of building credibility in a complex environment; creating positive relationships with influential stakeholders including MPs, the media, system leaders and of course with our patients and our staff.  With high levels of integrity, creativity and energy you will have a passion for engaging staff and patients in our vision.  Most of all you will share our values, commitment and ambition to shape high quality and sustainable health and care services for our populations.

Closing date9am on Thursday 20 June 2019
Preliminary InterviewsW/c 24 June 2019
Final Panel InterviewMid July
How to apply

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

Emma Pickup: 0113 205 6289

Jude Watters: 07594 250060