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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/04/2021.

Director of Quality Transformation and Efficiency Improvement

Job Reference: 358-3041577-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£110,000 VSM

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UHL is a Trust with genuinely regional and national reach: with an operating turnover in excess of £1bn, we provide a wide range of general and specialist services across a diverse population of 1.2 million across the urban and rural communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. As the largest employer in the region, employing 16,500 staff across three sites, we are conscious of the contribution we are able to make to the social and economic well-being of our local communities.

This exciting opportunity is available to continue to develop, lead and drive forward the Trust’s Quality Improvement Strategy, underpinned by financial efficiency, at a crucial time. We are currently in the second year of our Quality Strategy – “Becoming the Best”. This is now the basis of all that we do and is described in more detail in the booklet (Please see Becoming the Best attachment which has a Link to this). As part of our journey to ‘Becoming the Best’ we have established ‘a new team’ to deliver Quality, Efficiency and Transformation.

This permanent role will require an individual with a track record of delivery, highly developed quality improvement and financial skill sets and the ability to bring together others to deliver transformation and change. The successful applicant will strive to deliver quality improvement, transformation and efficiency across the Trust and wider system, delivering an extensive work programme to achieve core deliverables. Importantly, this is intended to continue to build on existing positives across the Trust through a centralised team to provide integrated and ‘joined up delivery’ with focus, pace and governance. The post holder will have the accountability to Trust Board and it is anticipated that attendance will be required on a regular based, pending outcome of our Board development programme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Brown, Acting Chief Executive via or 0116 258 8940

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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