Group Director of Transformation & Quality Improvement

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group


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    Digital, Data & Technology, Health

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  • Expiry date

    04 March 2022

  • Client

    University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group

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University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group was officially formed 1 July 2021. With a budget of around £620 million and with over 11,000 staff, we operate two hospital sites and a number of services based in the community, serving a population of 900,000 people across Northamptonshire. As two hospital Trusts we face a range of challenges, from meeting the growing demands of an ageing population, to providing consistently high-quality care with the financial and other resources we have available and making sure we have the right number of staff with the appropriate skills. As a hospital Group we will be able to tackle these challenges together, helping to ensure that services across Northamptonshire will be sustainable and fit-for-the-future.

To meet the challenges we face, we have agreed an ambitious Group Strategy ‘Dedicated to Excellence’ which sets out our strategic ambitions and priorities for the next five years. The strategy outlines how we will achieve our vision and deliver on our Group priorities of Patient, People, Quality, Systems and Partnerships, and Sustainability. This reflects our ambition for our patients and our need to think differently about how we deliver safe, high quality and effective care that is sustainable for the future needs of our populations.

In this new role on our Board, as Group Director of Transformation and Quality Improvement, you will be responsible for overseeing the transformation and quality improvement programmes that will deliver our priorities. You will support the Group to develop a continuous learning culture, bringing significant improvement expertise and a track record of delivering complex and sustainable productivity and efficiency programmes. You will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders to build strong relationships through positive engagement and drive the Group’s development as an integral member of the Executive team.

If you share our values and want to join a progressive and ambitious team, we’d love to hear from you.  For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Barkham or Michelle Shirley of GatenbySanderson on 07921 308766 or click on the button for more information.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Friday 4th March 2022

Final panel
Late March 2022

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.

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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