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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Executive Director of Community Health Services

Job Reference: 313-A-20-88015-DN

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Very Senior Manager

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead our Community Health Services (CHS) Directorate.

Are you a high performing, senior healthcare and system leader, ready for their next challenge? Join us in our journey to Step up to Great.

Our Community Health Services include adult nursing and therapy services across a number of community hospitals,in a wide range of other community settings and in patients’ homes.

As the leading community health services provider in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, our services include general and stroke rehabilitation, end of life care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, podiatry, falls prevention. The Directorate has numerous award-winning and innovative initiatives, and is one of a small number of accelerator sites in the UK for the national Home First/Ageing Well campaign.

At a system level, the Directorate plays a crucial role in flow of patient discharge from our local Acute Trust. Enabling flow from the Acute, through LPT inpatient settings where required and back into services delivered in patients own homes is a key aspect of this role. This work is complex, requires teams to think beyond traditional organisational boundaries and requires leadership that can effectively engage and work with other systems partners such as University Hospitals of Leicester, local authorities and other care providers.

This role is accountable for setting the strategic direction of the Directorate, delivering operational performance and the strategic development of the Directorate.

This will include accountability for the delivery of high quality patient care, clinical governance, patient safety, clinical quality, and delivering within financial targets.

We are looking for an experienced senior healthcare leader, with outstanding leadership skills and confidence to drive performance and transformation in a complex environment, and high quality outcomes and experiences for patients and staff.

The role will involve working with other system partners to enhance Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR)’s approach to providing integrated care to the people who use its services.

The role also acts as a key part of the leadership team for the Trust’s response to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Our leadership behaviours are

  • Valuing one another
  • Recognising and valuing people’s differences
  • Working together
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Always learning and improving

These will be important characteristics in how you go about getting things done and leading a culture that empowers strong capable leadership in the Directorate.

The successful candidate will have shown that they are an effective, visible and approachable leader who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both within and across organisational boundaries.

For more information please access the link to the briefing pack in the "Further links" box to the right of this advert.

You can apply via NHS Jobs and attach your CV. If you have any problems with submitting your application in this way, please email

If you wish to book a conversation with Angela Hillery our Chief Executive, please contact Sinead Ellis-Austin on 07864954289.

We are planning on holding interviews for this post on 11th December; interviews will be delivered via MS Teams.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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