Chief Executive

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive salary

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  • Expiry date

    20 August 2019

  • Client

    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Ref: GSe57009

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. We employ almost 6,200 staff, and hundreds of staff and students from other organisations also work in our hospitals. We benefit from around 1,000 wonderful volunteers at the Trust and our main charitable partners are the League of Friends at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Friends of the Princess Royal Hospital, and the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal which is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Reporting to the Board, we are looking for a Chief Executive who will bring visible and inspirational leadership, experience and drive to the Trust. We need a CEO who can lead us on a journey of transformation.  This means we need an exceptional leader, an individual who has a proven record of accomplishment of delivery.  The successful candidate will need to instil confidence in our board, people, patients and partners - they are the person we need to turn our aspirations into reality.

This is an exciting time for our Trust. Through the NHS Future Fit programme, £312 million has been secured for the transformation of our hospitals.  Under these plans, the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will become a dedicated Planned Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) will become a specialist Emergency Care site. This will allow specialist doctors to treat the most serious cases on the Emergency Care site, which is proven to be safer, provide better results for patients and reduce the amount of time people stay in hospital.

However, it is the case that we are in Special Measures, have a large Cost Improvement Plan (CIP) to deliver and are subject to a review of our Maternity Services, but these should be considered as short-term issues that need to be dealt with in our journey towards delivering the reconfiguration of our two hospital sites.

This appointment is critical, and as our new Chief Executive it will be essential that you empower and develop staff, stimulate innovation and collaboration, internally and externally, and strive for the highest standards of performance. You will be committed to engaging deeply with our staff, patients and the wider health and local community to improve clinical, quality and safety outcomes and the patient and staff experience.

Closing dateMonday 19 August 2019
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 19 and 26 August 2019
ShortlistThursday 5 September 2019
Assessment CentreWednesday 25 September 2019
Final Panel InterviewThursday 26 September 2019
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

Richard Murphy: 020 3854 2219