People Director

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


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    Attractive Salary

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    19 June 2019

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    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Ref: GSe54958

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, our new 10-year strategy launched last year and as we develop our new People Strategy and introduce an exciting Culture and Leadership Programme.  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 striving to think 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 Nicky Hill to the Northern Care Alliance Board, we are seeking a new Director of People to join “Team NUH” in this pivotal Board position with responsibility for delivery of our ambitious People Strategy.  This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced People Director to join an organisation where people are at the heart.  You will have a track record of delivering high quality people services and a strong employer brand;  creating an empowering and innovative environment where there is compassionate leadership at all levels.  Comfortable with complexity and in operating across organisational boundaries; you will be an authentic and collaborative leader who will quickly develop trust with our high performing clinical teams and with our wide range of stakeholders and partners.  Most of all you will share our values and ambition to shape high quality health and care services for the future.

Closing date9am on Thursday 20 June 2019
Preliminary InterviewsW/c 24th 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
Emma Pickup: 0113 205 6289

Michelle Shirley: 0113 205 6295

John Wilson: 0113 205 6074