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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Job Reference: 358-1897978-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
LRI, Leicester

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) is one of the largest organisations in the NHS, and one of the Country’s leading providers of internationally renowned specialised care. We employ over 15,000 people, have an annual turnover of £950M and serve a population of over 1 million. We also have an outstanding Research and Development pedigree and work with partners globally to push the boundaries of research and clinical innovation for the benefit of our patients.

Our vision is to deliver “Caring at its Best”. We are driving towards this vision through our Quality Strategy “Becoming the Best”. Strategically, we are working with our partners to make care less hospital-focussed, whilst at the same time expanding our range of specialised services. As a key part of these changes, we have commenced Reconfiguration of a number of services and are bidding nationally for further capital investment of approximately £400m over 7 years to improve our infrastructure and consolidate our services. Our new fabulous £50m Emergency Department opened in 2017 is part of this ambitious programme of capital investment.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting time for UHL and this is an exceptional opportunity to take on a role as Deputy to one of the largest organisations in the NHS. This role will be invaluable for those aspiring to reach a Chief Operating Officer level within the next 1 - 2 years.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with a proven track record of operational delivery to play a key role as one of two Deputies to the Chief Operating Officer with specific responsibility to ensure supportive and responsive day-to-day operational management of the hospitals. In addition you will play a key role in ensuring that the Trust improves and delivers on the full range of performance targets. You will work to ensure high quality services to patients, visitors and staff, including the management of clinical governance, healthcare standards and risks.

You will have demonstrable success in delivering performance change with and through your management and clinical teams. You will be agile at problem solving, flexible in your approach and have the ability to structure and support improvement initiatives. Open and approachable, you will set clear expectations and objectives to ensure that the management teams are clear about roles and responsibilities. You will play a key role in supporting and developing colleagues to reach their goals professionally.

Already an experienced senior manager with significant operational experience at a Deputy level or equivalent, you will bring strong, visible and engaged leadership to the Trust. Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Management Groups (CMGs) to ensure our services are of the highest possible standard whilst operating efficiently and effectively.

Interviews will take place on 9th September 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Brown, Chief Operating Officer, 0116 258 8569

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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