Director of People & Organisational Development

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    28 June 2021

  • Client

    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Ref: GSe74964






The Director of People and OD is a valued member of the CEO Executive leadership team who will contribute to the delivery of the Trust Operational strategy and lead the Trust People Plan with the ability to build credibility with, inspire confidence and demonstrably influence staff at all levels from ward to Board. You will contribute to a culture which is patient centred, empowers staff, promotes personal accountability, is fair and collaborative and delivers continuous improvement.

You will be an exceptional leader of people, with drive, vision, and a strategic mind-set, clarity of purpose, proven track record of OD delivery, an excellent grasp of HR, Diversity & Inclusion and learning and development, and high levels of integrity.

As our Trust develops, you will lead and support the delivery of our people strategy, including local delivery of the national People Plan, modernisation of our HR function including capitalising on the opportunities created by digitisation, recruitment and retention strategies, the development of a workforce model and plan to move colleagues in to the Hospital Transformation plan, deliver on our ambitious psychological health and wellbeing and support our vision of ‘getting to good’ roadmap to provided integrated care organisation in the NHS and local community.

You will be a great collaborator, with the ability to build relationships with local partners and contribute to the success of the People plan for the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS.

To find out more about this appointment or for a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants Gemma Heron or Emma Pickup on 07769 174 197.


Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
9am on Monday 14th June 2021

Shortlist meeting
w/c 14th June 2021

Final Panel Interviews
Tuesday 29th June 2021

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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.



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