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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/12/2020.

Associate Director – North Staffordshire Community

Job Reference: 232-NCS-2781581

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Associate Director – North Staffordshire Community
Harplands Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent
£63,751 - £73,664 Per Annum

Outstanding- our journey continues

We’re proud to be only one of two specialist Mental Health Trusts in England rated Outstanding by the CQC.

And we are not stopping there.

Our aim is to be Outstanding in ALL we do and HOW we do it.

And that’s OUR aim for YOU.

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is seeking to appoint to the role of Associate Director for the North Staffordshire Community Directorate.

Responsible to the Executive Director of Operations, you will work with the Clinical Director to provide overall leadership to the development and effective operation of the North Staffordshire Community Directorate services within North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.

You will lead a senior Directorate team that includes a Clinical Director, two Service Managers and a Quality Improvement Lead Nurse, to deliver Mental Health services including Adult, Older Persons, CAMHS within the locality and a range of bespoke services on a Trust-wide basis such as EIP, Liaison & Diversion and Adult Eating Disorders.

You will be a dynamic and ambitious individual, who is seeking such an opportunity as a step on your career journey to a more senior position.

You will work with three other Associate Directors in the Trust, to ensure that we meet the needs of patients by achieving agreed standards relating to quality, finance and performance. You may also lead on defined business developments on a Trust-wide basis for the Director of Operations and Deputy Director of Operations.

You will have significant experience as an operational manager with the energy, drive and determination to successfully respond to the changing expectations and needs of the NHS. To be appointed, you will need to demonstrate mature leadership skills, be astute and experienced and should have excellent interpersonal skills, which ensure you are able to empower and lead teams to deliver high quality patient care.

We will offer you the opportunity to be an integral part of the senior operational team within the Trust, with extensive exposure to the Executive team and Trust Board. We will support your continuing professional development and you will have exposure externally as well as within the organisation and will deputise for the Executive Director of Operations across the health economy when required.

If you are the ambitious and driven individual described above then this role may be the next stage of your career development.

Interviews will be held on Friday, 18th December 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jonathan O'Brien - Executive Director of Operations - Email - Telephone 07929 876629

We aim to be outstanding as a diverse and inclusive employer. We are keen to develop our workforce representation from currently under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) people and those living with physical, mental and/or sensory disability. We offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff. Applications are welcomed from current and previous service users.

All correspondence will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please check your junk / spam email folders regularly.

We reserve the right to close the post in the event of high levels of response. You are advised to submit your application form as soon as possible. Priority will be given to NHS staff across the region who are at risk of redundancy, where the vacancy is at the same band or one below their current band and candidates meet the essential criteria for this post. All employees new to the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. Clinical staff bands 1-4 that are new to the Trust are required to complete a Care Certificate. ALL POSTS INVOLVING ACCESS TO PERSONS IN RECEIPT OF HEALTH SERVICES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE DISCLOSURE.

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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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