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Chief Executive

  • Location: East of England
  • Salary: c£175,000 with more available for an exceptional candidate + pension
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931296
  • Sector: Health
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 06/08/2019

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) provides a range of urgent, non urgent and training services, but are best known for their 999 emergency services provided across the six counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. With a dedicated and skilled workforce of 4,000, they make sure patients receive the best possible care 365 days per year. Their diverse area is spread over about 7,500 square miles, from Watford to Wisbech and Cromer to Canvey Island, and contains rural, coastal and urban areas

Covering this large area there are approximately 60 MPs, c 5.8 million population and 6 STPs. The new Chief Executive will play an integral role in developing and managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders as you work with Partners across the STP footprint.

EEAST has faced a number of challenges in recent times, some of which have attracted negative publicity. Recruitment of a new Chair is underway and will be completed ahead of this appointment in late September. The Board is being refreshed and has greater clarity about its transformation and improvement plans. As incoming CEO, you will therefore have the enviable opportunity of shaping and influencing your future senior leadership team, ensuring the Trust has robust strategies, plans and capability to deliver:

  • All local and statutory performance and quality standards – this will see you leading the Board through an exciting organisational transformation programme, including that of its Estate and Fleet.
  • A sustained approach to workforce development, including staff recruitment, engagement, on-going training, personal development and retention resulting in improved staff and patient experience and re-positioning the Trust as a regional employer of choice.
  • An influential role in shaping and enhancing its approaches to providing sustainable, innovative and responsive patient focussed solutions across the region’s footprint.

You will appreciate that this will be a complex, but highly rewarding role in which you will play a critical part in the organisation’s development. Of equal importance will be how your voice helps to shape service integration across local communities within the 6 STP / Independent Care System footprints. This will be achieved through inspiring the design and delivery of contemporary early intervention services enabling patients to be treated closer to home, whilst sharing clinical triaging expertise to support the right resource to be sent to the right patients at the right time – every time. With this in mind, in conjunction with the Board, as new CEO you will:

  • Develop a new vision, strategy and clear objectives that sets direction and delivers clear organisational purpose and performance that exceeds all statutory and local standards.
  • Develop governance standards and processes, ensuring there are clear lines of authority and accountability through the organisation and that board committees, which support accountability are properly constituted.
  • Provide visible leadership in developing a healthy, well led, dynamic and inclusive culture for the organisation, modelling this through your own and the Board’s behaviour and decision-making processes.
  • Building strong partnerships with patients and public, all staff, key partners and regulators.

To be considered, you will need to be a proven leader having operated at board level within the NHS, or other related service / organisation of similar complexity. Of equal interest are seasoned organisational leaders / CEOs from within the NHS or related organisations. Importantly, you will demonstrate the ability to successfully lead people through business and organisational transformation, whilst being able to manage a complex array of internal and external stakeholder relations. With obviously natural and inspiring interpersonal skills, you will be excited by the scale and varied challenges offered by this role.

Further details on how to apply can be found through visiting our website using reference 931296. For an informal discussion, please contact our retained consultants, Simon Potts on 07889 736 071, Reece D’Alanno on 07711 779022

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Closing date: Monday 16th September 2019.