Director of People and Development
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
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Director of People and DevelopmentSalary: Executives / VSM: Executives / VSM
We are seeking a collaborative and inspired individual to join our Board of Directors for a 12 month period commencing in January 2024 with accountability for not only strong people leadership and human resource management but also importantly to lead our communication, engagement and equality & diversity agenda - all key to deliver the Trust's strategy.
You will need to be a strong and experienced leader to support the Trust in what continues to be an ever-changing and challenging environment of the NHS, and be willing to continue embedding the strong foundations we have made on our improvement journey in relation to the delivery of high quality patient-centred care as monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), as well as positive staff experience.
Resilient and engaging, with a wealth of experience working at Board/Sub Board level and responsibility for a broad portfolio within a complex organisation, this is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise your leadership skills and make a real difference across our organisation, and the wider system. With an empowering leadership style and evidence of successful development and implementation of organisational strategies, you'll be focused to create a climate and culture of high performance throughout your teams and the organisation.
Main duties of the job
The Director of People & Development is a key professional member of the Trust Board and Executive Management Group, reporting to the Chief Executive with shared responsibility for corporate leadership, strategic development and planning and governance of the Trust.
The post holder is responsible for advising the Trust Board and Governors on issues relating to People and Development, Communications and Engagement, alongside professional standards, discharging full statutory responsibilities to ensure that the Trust is compliant with appropriate policy and practice.
The Director provides professional advice to the Board regarding Human Resources, Organisational Development, Education, Equality & Diversity, Communications and Engagement working in conjunction with the Assistant Director of People Services, Assistant Director of People Development, and Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement.
The post holder will advise and support the Board to ensure there is a high level of understanding and assurance linked to how strategic decisions impact on the workforce, and how our people impact upon the quality and safety of patient care.
We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.
Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!
Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.
We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.
We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.
Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of "safe, effective and responsive care for all".
We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.
Please refer to the attached Job Description for a full detailed list of duties and responsibilities for this role.
Knowledge and Qualifications
Skills and Attributes
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