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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2021.

Head of Corporate Services

Job Reference: 304-A-21-107021

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£53,168-£62,001 pa pro rata

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:

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  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

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The WMAHSN is looking to recruit a head of Corporate Services to cover a 13 month maternity leave.

At West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) our mission is to seek out, test and accelerate the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies with the potential to transform health and social care in the West Midlands and beyond.

As a highly motivated, driven, senior team leader and collaborative team player you’ll be actively seeking an opportunity to share your skills and grow your influence to make an even greater difference to the lives of patients, the public and clinicians beyond that of a single organisation to extend across a sizeable and diverse region.

As a key member of the Operational Leadership Team, this role will have significant autonomy to establish, lead, direct and develop all aspects of the corporate services portfolio from strategy through to operational delivery, as well as having considerable influence on organisational strategy, annual plans, operational practices, and future organisation sustainability.

Upon appointment you will lead and represent all corporate services functions across the organisation, you will also be a key member of the Operational Leadership Team who will significantly influence organisational strategy, lead on operational planning and are responsible for every aspect of the day-to-day leadership and operation of the organisation. It’s a pivotal role thatprovides the functions,’ strategic direction and lead a team of corporateservices’ specialists in the delivery of internal services for the WMAHSN

Whilst the successful candidate will already have an excellent track record of operational management and delivery, this role provides a fantastic opportunity for many candidates to extend the variety of programmes within their portfolio, the scope of responsibilities, and the scale of impact to regional and national levels.

It will also enable the further development of leadership, operational and general management skills within the Operational Leadership Team, and the opportunityto develop, challenge and continuously improve internal functions, and thoseprovided by the Host as required, to meet the organisation's needs

The WMAHSN is one of fifteen regional networks that work in partnership with NHS trusts, industry, social care, third sector and universities. We are primarily funded by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Office of Life Sciences, and focus on the spread of innovations at scale and pace, ensuring that new healthcare and life sciences tools are available wherever they can make a difference by saving time, money and lives, and bringing the West Midlands the future of health and social care, today.

In practice this includes:

  • Increasing capacity and capability in the region to adopt innovation
  • Providing an innovation and adoption process that matches viable solutions to defined challenges
  • Establishing focused collaborative partnerships that implement identified solutions to achieve measurable impact
  • Driving adoption through improved understanding between industry, academia, health and the patient and citizens
  • Creating the necessary environment and conditions for sustainable economic growth for the health economy

The role is formally based in Birmingham at the Institute of Translational Medicine,Heritage Building at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, with considerable scope to work remotely.

There will be professionally interesting and challenging opportunities to engage with a wide variety of stakeholder organisations across the West Midlands region and also occasions for national and international collaboration.

For further information please contact Amy Owen, Head of Corporate Services,

We will consider a secondment agreement for this post, applicants must have agreement from their current line manger before applying.

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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