Medical Director

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Guildford, Surrey

  • Location

    Guildford, Surrey

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    05 July 2021

  • Client

    Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe75274

At the Royal Surrey our results speak for themselves; scoring ‘excellent’ across the board. Providing first class emergency and general hospital services we are also the lead specialist centre for cancer patients in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, serving a population of 1.2 million.

A core partner of Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership ICS and of Guildford and Waverley ICP, the Trust also provides adult community services in partnership with the local GP Federation. All of these organisations are dedicated to strengthening out of hospital services, improving access to the right urgent care services, and aligning care across the region to reduce inappropriate admissions to hospital.

We have a clear strategy and plan for how we want care to look in the future, turning our “True North” goals into reality, ambitious destinations that act as a compass and guide us on our improvement journey. QI is at the heart of this strategic journey, and everything we do is centred around our patients and the communities we serve.

This is an exciting time to join our Royal Surrey family, as we move out of the pandemic and continue on our journey of integration. You will play a key role in driving the overall vision of the Trust, providing strategic and professional leadership to our medical workforce and wider staffing groups. As part of our leadership team, our Medical Director will be a progressive leader of our commitment to quality improvement, safety and efficiency, and will empower our clinical workforce to drive transformation change beyond organisational boundaries.

For this pivotal Board position, we are keen to hear from Medical Leaders with Board level or equivalent experience, or from those ready to take the step up to a Medical Director role. A collaborative and innovative leader, you will be champion for diversity and inclusion, and for putting the patient at the heart of all strategic decisions. Bring energy and vision to our journey of continuous improvement, you will ably establish credibility in engaging with a wide range of partners across our local and regional systems. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a leadership team committed to working with staff, our public, and our partners to transformation services for the people of Surrey and beyond.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dr Melanie West (07384 464187), Melanie Shearer (07785 616548) or Henrietta High (07734 751969) of GatenbySanderson or via email to

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 5th July 2021

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson via MS Teams
Wednesday 21st July 2021

Psychometric Assessments
w/c 26th July 2021

Final Panel Interviews
Friday 6th August 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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