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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2022.

Director of Operations (WQ00)

Job Reference: 298-CORCO-2952

Chief Operating Officer
298 Chief Operating Officer - Performance Team
St James University Hospital
£0 pa

Director of Operations

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) is a CQC Good rated organisation, with high levels of staff engagement, and excellent clinical outcomes. As one of two Director of Operations you will work within the Chief Operating Officers (COO) Team, deputising as needed for the COO and as such these posts will suit aspiring Executive leaders. LTHT is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and offers an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance your leadership skills. This role requires an individual who is driven, inclusive, ambitious and passionate about patient care, and who have a desire to influence at the highest levels working in close partnership with senior clinical and managerial staff.

Responding to the challenges that COVID-19 has given the NHS and the scale of service pressures, we are seeking a visible leader with a recent track record of strong operational service delivery in a complex healthcare environment to join the team. You will have an open, inclusive and transparent leadership style with extensive experience of effecting transformation and service change.

This postholder will take a lead on Service Delivery and integrated accountability across the Trust. This post holder will work with the COO team and CSUs to ensure that stabilisation and reset plans are robust and quality assured, benchmarking and learning from good practice in order to improve the timeliness of access for patients and become the best for specialist and integrated care.

The successful candidate will be able to inspire and motivate teams to deliver sustainable improvements. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a real understanding of using data for improvement, and the ability to translate complex systems and processes into easily understandable messages for patients and staff. You will be resilient and collaborative and able to work with partners to ensure person centered service provision across the health and care system.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to commit to and role model our trust wide values and behaviours, The Leeds Way, and apply our continuous improvement methodology, The Leeds Improvement Method.

If you believe your experience, leadership skills and team ethos fit our requirements and would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Lynda Bradley, EA for Clare Smith, Chief Operating Officer on email:

To make an application for the role please do this via NHS Jobs: NHS Jobs - Candidate Homepage

Closing date: 7th August 2022

Interviews 26th August and Assessment Centre: 24th August 2022

This vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with & listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants & to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the check on your behalf & will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service & pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last 3 full years & include valid work email addresses. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment.

Please note that a car parking permit or space is not guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme & we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact Recruitment on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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