Director of Strategy & Corporate Affairs

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary

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  • Expiry date

    23 September 2019

  • Client

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe57933

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to almost a million people across Berkshire. The Trust employs over 4000 people operating out of over 100 sites - working closely with partner organisations. Our vision is to be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients and partners.

We are a high performing Trust with an overall Care Quality Commission rating of Good and an Outstanding rating for the Well-Led domain. We have embarked upon an ambitious Trust-wide quality improvement programme which provides a consistent approach to continuous improvement resulting in better experience and outcomes for patients and staff. We are also a digital pioneer and have been named by NHS England as a “Global Digital Exemplar”. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.

We are seeking an ambitious leader to take forward the continued development of:

  • Our Trust Strategy – including our contribution to the Integrated Care Systems and Integrated Care Partnership that we are part of
  • Our talented and highly engaged workforce
  • Key corporate functions which play a vital role in enabling our progress

Our new Executive Director of Strategy & Corporate Affairs will provide visible and professional leadership, inspiring a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. You will also work with our partners across the region, to influence and shape the future of health and care services as we seek to provide a more integrated offer to our population.

You will be experienced working at, or close, to Board level, with a track record of developing and delivering high quality strategic plans, delivering transformation, quality improvement and innovation in health and care service delivery.

Comfortable in shaping the strategic direction of an organisation and liaising with stakeholders at the highest level; your approachable and inclusive style will allow you to engage and empower both our staff and service users. Most of all you will share our values and commitment to being outstanding in all we do.

Closing dateMonday 23rd September 2019
Preliminary interviewsTuesday 1st October 2019
Assessmentw/c 7th October 2019
Final panelw/c 14th October 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
Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Duncan Gruselle: 0113 205 6071