Medical Director

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


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    VSM - Competitive Salary

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    Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Ref: GSe94939

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 are at the heart of our Trust wide strategy, Step Up to Great which has been co-designed with staff, service users and stakeholders.  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 and services.

We are developing an Executive Team equipped to meet the significant and complex challenges faced by all NHS Trusts, and our wider integrated care system. Our new Executive Medical Director will lead and drive forward the medical agenda to meet the changing needs of our Trust, our system and our populations.  As Lead Executive for setting standards and providing professional advice to the Board on all medical matters, you will also assure the delivery of our Clinical Plan and develop strong clinical leadership across the organisation as we seek opportunities for sustainable future workforce solutions.  With other Board members you will be responsible for our strategy, performance and good governance delivering improvement that is recognised through our staff, service users, stakeholders and regulators.

We are interested to hear from existing or aspiring Executive Medical Directors with significant leadership experience gained in an acute Mental Health and Community setting. You will have an important role to play across the system, with our partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and across our Group with Northamptonshire.  Building on good working relationships with other mental health providers across the East Midlands and strong links with our local universities, as Executive Medical Director you will quickly develop and nurture these relationships; seeking opportunities for innovative collaboration and research.  A progressive and inspiring leader, you will be motivated by our dynamic environment, and will work with a supportive and committed Board focussing on continuous improvement in quality outcomes and experience for all our staff, service users and partners.

If you have the skills, experience and passion to help lead us on our continued improvement journey, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To learn more about us and this role, visit and contact Jude Watters, Emily Smith or Emma Pickup at GatenbySanderson on 07594 250060 for an initial discussion. 

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Recruitment Table

Closing date
9am Monday 13th February 2023

Final panel
Tuesday 7th March 2023

How to Apply

  • 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.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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