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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/04/2020.

Executive Medical Director

Job Reference: 351-CS1420-SD

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Executive Medical Director
Sceptre Point, Trust HQ, Sceptre Point, Bamber Bridge

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

Executive Medical Director

Lancashire and South Cumbria is the major health and wellbeing provider for a population of 1.7 million people across Lancashire and, from 1 October 2019, South Cumbria. A provider of mental health, community and learning disability services we also provide community services and we work with a range of partners across a complex health and care system.

We are the only healthcare provider who operates across the whole of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System and we employ over 7000 members of staff operating in more than 400 sites with an annual budget of over £350 million.Our Chief Executive, Caroline Donovan joined us in 2019 and immediately embarked on an improvement journey to meet some of the significant challenges faced by the Trust. This fresh approach can be seen through strategic initiatives such as partnering with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and strengthening partnerships and integration, through moving to an Integrated Care Provider Structure to ensure that corporate objectives are achieved.We are looking to appoint an Executive Medical Director.

You will join a new high performing Executive Team who have set themselves on the same transformation journey as the Chief Executive, as such we are looking for an individual who will relish these demanding but exciting challenges.As the Executive Medical Director, you will provide strategic advice to our Chief Executive and the Board of Directors on all aspects of your role. You will also play an active role in the determination and implementation of the corporate strategy, ensuring patient-centricity and quality of care. Strong leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills will be essential, and you will bring the integrity and gravitas to influence and engage our stakeholders both in the Trust and externally.

Commercially astute and adaptable, you will bring your expertise and knowledge to the Board and will inspire your teams to continue to achieve all they can.The Trust would consider this appointment on either a full-time or job share/part-time basis.

Recruitment timetable:

Applications close: Sunday, 19 April

Shortlisting interviews: Monday, 27 April

Final interviews: Monday, 18 May

To apply for this vacancy please complete the NHS Jobs application form and attach your current CV.

To discuss the recruitment process or request a copy of the information pack, please contact our recruitment partner Joe Joyce of The Finegreen Group on 07557 998 599


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