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Director of Strategy & Partnerships

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-465

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
circa £110k

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

We are focused on providing exceptional patient and family centred care to the communities we serve. We deliver this through pathways of care which are enabled by innovation and leading-edge technology. Central to our strategic development is service improvement locally with our Healthy Wirral Partnership. We have also made some good progress in developing closer collaborative working relationships within the broader Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership.

As a result of a significant consultation with our workforce, patients and the public our new vision is:

Together we will deliver the best quality and safest care to the communities we serve

Our new vision is underpinned by a set of four new values and strategic ambitions:

  • Caring for everyone
  • Respect for all
  • Embracing Teamwork
  • Committed to Improvement

Strategic Ambitions

  • Provide the best quality and safest care
  • Be a great place to work
  • Provide seamless care working with our partners
  • Maximise potential to improve and deliver best value

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Strategy & Partnerships who will lead on the development of the Trust’s strategy whilst working with our partners to transform the way services are provided to the communities we serve. The clear articulation of our strategy and then ensuring that it is fit for the future will be the key measure of success in this challenging role.

As an influencer you are able to build relationships quickly across all levels of our teams as well as our partners, whilst being able to articulate our strategy in a way which is accessible to differing audiences. You will be passionate about driving service and cultural improvement whilst continually moving our strategic agenda forward. Your analytical and fact based approach to services will help us develop and implement our goals whilst making sure you take people with you on the journey which is required.

You will be a Trust Board director and will part of a dynamic executive team who are focused on delivering high quality care and creating the organisation as a great place to work.

If you have the skills and energy to make a significant impact then our Chief Executive, Janelle Holmes would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Nigel Macleod on 0151 604 7002

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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