Executive Director of Mental Health

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


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    25 April 2022

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    Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Step Up to Great

We are Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, an integrated mental health, community health and learning disability provider for over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 6,500 dedicated staff and volunteers work across 100 in-patient and community settings to deliver our collective vision of high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all.

Quality and safety for all is our number one priority, and this is at the heart of our Trust wide strategy, Step Up to Great. Co-designed with staff, service users and stakeholders, this strategy identifies key areas to focus on, allowing us to make a real and sustainable difference for our patients and staff. We are committed to continuous improvement, and this is the basis of our formal group model with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, allowing both Trusts to share best practice across our teams.

The Executive Director of Mental Health will play a key part in the implementation of that strategy, leading the 1,700 staff who provide a range of mental health services across the region. This role is about leading those colleagues as we transform and develop our services, working closely with the Clinical Director of the Directorate to create an inclusive and innovative culture for all. The role isn’t just about the inside though, provider collaboratives are a fundamental part of how we deliver services, and this post works closely with a range of stakeholders to develop this further.

We are looking for candidates with a passion for and understanding of mental health, who are committed to driving improvements for the communities we serve. This is an executive board post, and we need someone capable of working in partnership across multiple professions with compassionate leadership. We are open to supporting someone into taking on their first board level post who understands the complexity of the services we deliver, with a track record of driving sustainable and long-lasting change for the benefit of patients.

If you feel your values and ambitions fit well with our own, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Jim Canning or Gillian Young on 01908 230 265 or gillian.young@gatenbysanderson.com for an initial informal discussion, and we look forward to meeting you in the very near future.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
09:00 Monday 25th April 2022

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
w/c 2nd May 2022

Stakeholder Sessions & Panel Interviews
Monday 23rd May and Tuesday 24th May 2022

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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Gillian Young: 01908230265