Director of Organisational Development and People

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


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    04 November 2019

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    Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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“An outstanding experience for every patient”

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of clinical care, which includes general acute and emergency services, to approximately 225,000 people in Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. Specialist services, such as burns, plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate, genetics and rehabilitation, extend to a much wider population of more than three million people.  The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital covers most of southern England with a population of approximately 11 million people. Trust staff provide outpatient clinics in other locations in Dorset and Hampshire. Specialist staff hold outreach clinics in hospitals within the Wessex area. With a turnover of c £200m and employing around 4,000 staff, we are a major local employer with a reputation as a provider of quality hospital services with a track record of strong financial management, quality governance and patient safety.

Our aim is for ‘An Outstanding Experience for Every Patient’. In seeking to deliver an outstanding experience, patient safety must be and will be our first priority providing safe, high quality care to our patients which meets their individual needs and expectations and which values theirs and their relatives’ time. We want every patient to have an outstanding experience every time and our people are critical to enabling that to happen.

We know that the ambitions we have for the Trust can only be realised if we invest in the development of an ambitious and engaged workforce, and we are now seeking to appoint a Director of People to join our Executive Leadership team.  This will be a pivotal role within the Trust, responsible for contributing at a corporate level to our development, positioning and sustainability within this evolving environment. Your leadership will support our people through an exciting programme of transformation and further improve the services we provide, whilst your ability to engage effectively with a breadth of stakeholders both internally and externally will ensure you play a crucial supporting role to the Board and Chief Executive as we strive to position SFT as both an effective integrated care provider, and an employer of choice.

We are seeking an individual with experience of operating at or to board level within a complex, customer facing organisation.  With a track record of leading and facilitating major people focussed change programmes, the successful candidate will evidence a commitment to developing staff engagement, empowerment and collaboration across a multi-disciplined, geographically dispersed environment.  Above all else, they will share our passion for delivering patient centred services and ‘An Outstanding Experience for Every Patient’.

Closing dateMonday 4th November 2019
Preliminary interviewsTuesday 12th November 2019
Final panelWednesday 4th December 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