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Chief Executive Officer, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Location: Gateshead, North East
  • Salary: Competitive salary
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931132
  • Sector: Health
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Job description Date posted: 23/01/2019

In addition to providing a comprehensive range of acute hospital, older persons’ mental health services and community services for approximately 200,000 people living in and around Gateshead, the Trust also provides Gynae-oncology and Screening Services across the North of England and has an expanding base of Pathology and commercial estates/facilities services. Annual turnover is over £250 million and our workforce of around 4,000 staff deliver care in community settings as well as from our state-of-the-art care facilities. We are proud to be rated as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ care by the Care Quality Commission.

However we are not a traditional ‘DGH’….we are a high performing, diverse organisation that makes a substantial impact through our influence across the region. Therefore due to the planned retirement of our current Acting Chief Executive, and looking to future opportunities for the Trust, we seek to appoint an outstanding individual able to offer strong, visible leadership alongside resilience and significant executive board experience gained as an inclusive leader at Chief Executive or Executive Director level in a similar, complex organisation or system. You will need to share our embedded passion for delivering excellent care to all our patients.

As our health and care economy undergoes changes, your impact as a system leader will be clear and effective and, through your leadership, we can work even more closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders such as our workforce, commissioners, local health and care partners and regulators. Together, we can build and future-proof sustainable services. You will therefore need to show a strong commitment to engaging with those stakeholders from day one.

Our values are an intrinsic feature of what we are, and you will play an important role, driving our shared passion for an engaged and motivated workforce; living the values and behaviours of our organisation ensures that we are responsive and adaptive to the changing needs of our environment. Therefore your people skills, underpinned by honesty, openness and integrity, will be crucial to your success.

In return you will have the opportunity to shape and transform the delivery of services to our communities, by developing long-term, enduring partnerships and sustainable solutions to our challenges. This will create an exciting future for you, our Trust, our staff, and for the health of those we serve.

Informal enquiries welcomed by our Recruitment Partner, Veredus - Simon Potts: 07889 736071 or Reece D’Alanno: 07711 779022.

Applications via covering letter and CV to: quoting reference number: 931132

Closing date: Monday 11th February 2019

Assessment and Interviews: Monday 4th March 2019