Director of People


Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Health, Human Resources, Private Sector
GBP Competitive


Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Director of People


The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation (RUH Bath) Trust provides acute and specialist care for over half a million people in the local area, plus a broader community regionally and nationally for specialist services. We have a workforce of circa 5,000 and a turnover in excess of £320m.


RUH Bath is a vibrant organisation with a reputation for delivering high quality services, though increasingly this is set against a backdrop of the fundamental challenges facing the sector.  The future will be about organisations working together to deliver the best quality experience and outcomes for patients in a sustainable way. We have already started this journey and are pioneering new ventures and new ways of working. We are at the forefront of shaping the landscape of healthcare delivery locally, whilst continuing to lead ground breaking, nationally recognised services.


We know that the ambitions we have for the Trust can only be realised if we invest in the development of an ambitious and engaged workforce, and we are now seeking to appoint a Director of People to join our Executive Leadership team.  This will be a pivotal role within the Trust, responsible for contributing at a corporate level to our development, positioning and sustainability within this evolving environment. Your leadership will support our people through an exciting programme of redevelopment which will transform our site and further improve the services we provide, whilst your ability to engage effectively with a breadth of stakeholders both internally and externally will ensure you play a crucial supporting role to the Board and Chief Executive as we strive to position RUH Bath as both a pioneer in healthcare delivery, and an employer of choice.


We are seeking an individual with experience of operating at or to board level within a complex, customer facing organisation.  With a track record of leading and facilitating major people focussed change programmes, the successful candidate will evidence a commitment to developing staff engagement, empowerment and collaboration across a multi-disciplined, geographically dispersed environment.  Above all else, they will share our passion for delivering patient centric and sustainable services.


For more information visit for an informal discussion contact Serena Dobson on 020 7426 3375 Melanie Shearer on 0207 426 3971 of GatenbySanderson.


Closing date for applications is Monday 20th November 2017.


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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing date Mon 20th Nov
Long listing 23rd Nov
Preliminary interviews 28th Nov
Short listing 7th Dec
Assessment Wed 18th Oct
Final Panel 12th Dec

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.

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Contact details

Melanie Shearer
0207 426 3971
James Canning
020 7426 3985

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