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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/04/2021.

Director of Operations

Job Reference: 415-A-21-34347

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Corporate Services

***Please note that applications are invited by CV and covering letter and will not be accepted via NHS Jobs, full details of how to apply can be found in the job advert below***

Director of Operations – Northern Devon Healthcare Trust (NDHT)

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of Operations, who will work within NDHT to deliver excellent services and help to shape the future strategic direction of the Trust. This is an exciting and very senior level post, providing line management and leadership to the clinical Divisional Directors; taking appropriate managerial action to ensure the delivery of operational service objectives and national targets.

To be effective you will need to be a proven and credible Operational Director with experience working within a substantial acute NHS organisation and have experience of collaborative and system working, as well as a passion for patient care. You’ll be joining a close working and very supportive leadership team, so your ability to work with the team will be every bit as important as your knowledge and experience.

In exchange we offer the opportunity to help lead an innovative, highly credible and patient focused organisation with over 3,000 employees and a turnover exceeding £200m. You will report to, support and deputise for the Chief Operations Officer as appropriate as part of this role.

Our main site is based in Barnstaple with a number of community locations across Devon, a county consistently rated as one of the best places in Britain to live. We support flexible working and timetables which allow you to enjoy all that our unique location offers from surfing or sailing on pristine beaches to hiking or riding on beautiful moorland.

Should you need it our HR Team will help you get settled, provide financial relocation support, information on childcare/schools and support for partners seeking employment.

Applications are invited by CV and covering letter to by Sunday 11thApril 2021. You’ll find much more information about the role and the Trust on the candidate pack, which can be found on the job description.

You can also contact us to book a slot with members of our senior team to ask any questions you might have, these slots can also be made by either e-mailing or calling Danny Toze, Executive & Specialist Recruitment Officer on 01392 403672.

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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