Business Manager & Chief of Staff
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
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We are looking for someone to join our team and help shape our NHS environment for the future. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can bring change and be at the forefront of our ambition in this new and exciting role. The Chief Of Staff/Business Manager will be responsible for providing high level, comprehensive support to ensure the development of a professional and effective business culture - reporting directly to the CEO - and working with the corporate team.
This post will be a key support person to the office of the Chief Executive and Executive Directors. They will have overarching responsibility for managing the business processes and systems within the corporate team and for implementing programme management processes for all parts. Once systems are established and embedded within the team, there will be a need to ensure sufficient capacity to allow the Chief Executive to focus on delivering The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn Trust strategy and Journey of Improvement.
Main duties of the job
The ability to work under pressure whilst managing complex, confidential and conflicting deadlines is a key part of this role. Proactive support, attention to detail and the highest standards and inter-personal skills are always expected.
We are also looking for a team player. Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Of Staff/Business Manager will lead a secretariat team.
Office based working is aligned to the needs of the Chief Executive based on diary commitments - flexibility is essential.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.
We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.
We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network.
In February 2022 the significant progress that has been made at QEH was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected. They recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).
Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.
The role will require hard work and an absolute commitment to continuous improvement. If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding role and would like more information or to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact:
Alice Webster; Chief Executive on 01553 613741
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