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Director of Transformation - Band 9

Job Reference: 339-SEM0096

North Bristol NHS Trust
People and Transformation
Bristol, Bristol
£84,507 – £102,506 per annum

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join North Bristol NHS Trust as our Director of Transformation, in a new role which will combine leadership of our Perform Academy, Transformation programme Managers and Programme Management Office, and creates a new Transformation team, reporting to our Director of People and Transformation and supporting the work of our large acute Trust.




Our Area -


Bristol has again been named as the UK’s most desirable location in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide. Described as “a small city that feels like a big city” it was praised for being “handily placed for seaside and scenery” but “hardly cut off” “cool, classy and supremely creative”


NBT is located in North of Bristol City centre, close to the M4/M5 junction at Almondsbury and Bristol Parkway railway station, we have excellent communication and transport links to all points North, South, East and West – the countryside and the seaside are within an easy commute.


Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales which is about to become even more attractive with the ending of the toll fees on the Severn Bridges from December 17th 2018


You –


As Director of Transformation, you will possess the necessary energy and credibility to lead, support and develop a cohort of professional staff delivering transformational change, strategic and operational planning across the Trust. You will have a proven track record in programme leadership in a large, complex NHGS (or similar) organisation, and will be used to working with ambiguity and in areas where you will need to use influence rather than authority to achieve our goals. You will have relevant qualifications to Masters level or equivalent experience..


You will be able to develop your teams and influence those around the Trust to engage with this agenda. You will also have oversight of elements of strategic and operational planning – including the oversight of our CIP programme.


As a part of the leadership of the Division, you will take on responsibility for aspects of both the strategic planning and operational management of the service, supporting the Director of People and Transformation, in a wide portfolio of duties and projects.


We can promise you a challenging and diverse role that will both stretch and develop you, and your professional development will be strongly encouraged and supported.

 Interviews will be held on the 4th January 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal conversation about this exciting and challenging role - or to arrange a visit to see us at Southmead Hospital, please contactKalli or Eric Gatling

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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