Non Executive Director (Transformation)

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    3-4 days per month / £13,303 per annum

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  • Expiry date

    29 July 2019

  • Client

    Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe56298

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust employs around 8000 staff and serves a core population of more than 460,000 people in Exeter, East Devon and Mid-Devon, through our acute and community hospitals and our community healthcare teams.  In partnership with Exeter University we carry out cutting edge research into new treatments and improved understanding of disease. We admit more than 115,000 patients and hold 450,000 outpatient clinics every year, spending over £500 million a year on delivering high quality healthcare. With nationally and internationally recognised services including the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, the Centre for Women’s Health, Exeter Mobility Centre and Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre the RD&E has a long and proud history of delivering high quality healthcare to the communities it serves.  Pursuant to a collaborative agreement entered into in June 2018, the RD&E provides leadership and management support to Northern Devon Healthcare Trust to ensure that the health needs of the population of Northern Devon continue to be met to a high quality.

The Trust’s strategy is focused on ensuring that it provides safe, high quality and joined up health and care services delivered with courtesy and respect. This means maintaining sound operational delivery of existing clinical, research and teaching services but also integrating pathways of care within and beyond our acute hospital walls. To facilitate delivery of our strategic plans the Trust has decided to invest in a new clinically led transformation programme which is enabled by the introduction of new technology.

We are now seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors who will help meet these challenges to maintain high quality services and cope with ever increasing demands within a changing healthcare landscape. You will bring senior level experience from complex organisations and a track record of engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders will be essential. Given the changing agenda, we are looking for one individual with large scale culture change experience, ideally in an organisational transformation context and another from a clinical background. Above all, candidates will have the vision, independence of judgement and commitment to help deliver the highest quality healthcare possible.

Closing dateMonday 29 July 2019
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 12 and 19 August 2019
Final Panel Intervieww/c 16 September 2019
How to apply

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Contact details
Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548