Managing Director

Gloucestershire Managed Services


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary

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  • Expiry date

    22 July 2019

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    Gloucestershire Managed Services

Ref: GSe55276

Gloucestershire Managed Services (GMS) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT.  Formed in 2018, we provide a range of services in including estates and facilities management, catering, cleaning, portering, sterilisation services, materials management and supplies.  Whilst our relationship with the Trust remains strong (most of our services are provided to the two main hospital sites - Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucester Royal Hospital), we have an independent Board and operate as a company limited by shares (we have an annual turnover of approximately £45m-£50m).  Our structure allows us greater autonomy and flexibility to innovate and this has resulted in tangible success within our first year of operation –demonstrable improvements have been made to the quality of our services, we have delivered a dividend  to our sole shareholder ,the Trust,  to reinvest in frontline care and we have expanded our client base to include other NHS providers, GP practices, and GENMED (a managed theatre provider for GHFT). 

We are now seeking a Managing Director to provide leadership and strategic direction to GMS. Responsible for driving the business to deliver its contract with customers, the appointed individual will ensure that at all times, the focus of activity remains resolutely on delivering quality services which are safe, responsive and cost effective.  This is a true leadership role, where motivating and inspiring our workforce to deliver as best they can, and with a genuine focus on the customer will be as important as leading profitable growth, expansion of existing services and exploration of new opportunities. 

With a track record of leadership and successfully running a sustainable and high-quality business operation, the appointed individual will also bring an understanding of providing estates and facilities services within the NHS or a similarly complex setting.

If you have the ability to bring together commercial ambition with a commitment to the public purse; and are committed to leading and developing a motivated, ambitious and customer focused workforce, we are keen to hear from you.  

Closing DateMonday 22nd July 2019
Preliminary InterviewsMonday 12th & Wednesday 14th August 2019
Final Panelw/c Monday 9th September 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

Lucy Deane: 07825 990 792