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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/07/2020.

Executive Director of Communications and Engagement

Job Reference: 287-COR-132-20

Employer:
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
VSM
Location:
Liverpool, Liverpool
Salary:
VSM

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered. The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work.

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The Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership (CMHCP) was established to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, reduce health inequalities and improve service quality and increase value. As its name suggests, the Partnership is not an organisation but a collection of organisations responsible for providing health and care services – local authorities, the NHS, GPs, and the community and voluntary sectors. Our role is to bring organisations together to plan how best to deliver these services in future so that they are appropriate, high quality and affordable. Our input is now even more vital as we adapt to, and emerge from, the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the appointment of Jackie Bene as Chief Officer, we are now looking to appoint an Executive Director of Communications and Engagement as part of the Executive Team. In this role you will represent the Partnership at a very senior level, managing and leading relationships at multiple levels in many organisations. As one of the most senior strategic communications advisors in the region it is expected that you will provide leadership to the function at a regional and national level and to maintain an excellent personal reputation.

The key responsibility of this role is to lead and drive the communications and engagement approach across the system. The aim is to further increase positive awareness and understanding of the Partnership and its work to strengthen its ability to deliver the best possible improvement to the health and well-being of the people of Cheshire and Merseyside. This includes building a community among communications and engagement professionals, as well as ensuring that processes and governance are in place and functioning effectively at a system level.

To succeed in this role, you should have substantial board-level experience, and high personal credibility within your own profession. You should also be familiar with working with large, complex organisations, which operate in a regulated environment. Within this context you will have outstanding experience and expertise in specialist communications methods, including crisis and issues management, as well as high levels of integrity, commitment and judgement, to engender confidence at Board level and throughout the Partnership in your advice and guidance. You will also have gravitas, authority, confidence and highly developed interpersonal skills in addition to significant powers of tact and persuasion, as well as personal resilience.

If this sounds like you and you would like to know more, please visit our microsite link attached or contact our retained advisor Jonathan Phillips of Seymour John on 07817 988490. Please note we will require CV and covering letter when applying through this portal

Closing Date for Applications July 14th 2020

Interview Date - week commencing August 3rd 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information please contact our recruitment partner Jonathan Phillips of Seymour John on 07817 988490.




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The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services via email: recruitment@rlbuht.nhs.uk at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note:new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.


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