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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/08/2021.

Deputy Director of People Services

Job Reference: 470-21-213-CD

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
People & Organisational Development Division
St Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight

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Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We service a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

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Deputy Director of People Services

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust provides a unique opportunity to work within an integrated organisation delivering Mental Health, Ambulance, Community & Acute Services and this is an exciting time to join the Trust as we develop in our joint partnership transformation programme. The People & Organisational Development Division is a key enabler for the implementation of the Trusts strategy as we work in partnership across Hampshire & the Isle of Wight.This provides opportunities to consider new ways of working, to develop innovative approaches to recruitment and retention and to strengthen our services for the Island population.

The People & Organisational Development Division is committed to delivering services that ensure our people are at the centre of our decision making; allowing the Isle of Wight NHS to be a great place to work in a culture where our people can thrive. This is evidenced in our 2020 staff survey results which saw the Isle of Wight NHS nationally recognised for improvement in “recommending the organisation as a place to work”.

We are looking for an experienced senior HR professional with exceptional leadership skills to join our team as Deputy Director of People Services. This is an exciting opportunity to join the People & OD Senior Leadership Team and help us to attract, develop and retain highly skilled, engaged and compassionate people who thrive to make a positive difference to patient care.

About the Role:

The Successful candidate will report to the Executive Director of People & OD; the post holder will be one of two deputies for the Director and will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality workforce resourcing and workforce planning to enable the Trust to deliver its strategic objectives and deliver outstanding services to our community.

Working with senior colleagues, the post holder will be responsible for setting and maintaining high standards of service delivery in the areas of recruitment; workforce information, systems and planning; medical staffing, employee relations and occupational health. A key focus of this role will be in supporting the development of quality improvements across these services and ensuring the delivery of our People & OD Strategy.

We are looking for an individual who is committed to the delivery of proactive services; an individual who is comfortable working under pressure and collaborating with key stakeholders across the organisation. You will need excellent organisational, analytical, communication and planning skills with a high attention to detail and process. The successful candidate should be able to work in a fast paced environment with strong time-management skills and must be able to work strategically with a desire to create an inclusive culture aligned to our Trust values: Compassion, Accountable, Respect, Everyone Counts.

If you wish to arrange an informal discussion regarding this opportunity please e-mail

Interviews shall take place on the 26th August 2021 and you shall be notified of interview no later than close of business day of the 20th August 2021.

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

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