Executive Recruitment

Chief Operating Officer

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Closing date:
10th August
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9am Monday 10th August 2020
Preliminary interviews
Mid-August 2020
Final Panel Interviews
Mid-September 2020

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At University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, we are looking for the brightest and best to lead the Trust, and to join together with our colleagues in Bay Health & Care Partners, the Integrated Care Partnership for North Lancashire and South Cumbria, as we continue on our integration of health and care services to provide better care, better health, delivered sustainability.

The Chief Operating Officer will have a crucial role to play in redesigning delivery of hospital and community services to communities in the Bay area, with full accountability for their operational management and performance delivery.  They will have a clear role to play in continuing to oversee the Trust’s response to Covid-19, working closely with local delivery partners, and in planning and implementing the Trust’s recovery phases.

As the lead for service improvement, transformation and redesign, they will be instrumental in reimaging service delivery, drawing on the learning from Covid-19. In addition, as their portfolio responsibilities include Estates & Facilities they will also have a key role in developing a ‘once in a lifetime’ estates strategy that fully utilises opportunities presented through the HIP2 funding.

As a member of the senior leadership team they will be pivotal in overseeing improvement in our Care Quality Commission rating as we journey towards “outstanding”, with a reputation built as a great place to be cared for; a great place to work.   

The Trust’s history, as well as the unique geographical challenges of the locality, makes this a really exceptional opportunity for a leader who can engage with colleagues and patients to deliver the strategic vision for the Trust and the Bay area.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Robin Staveley
0113 205 6283
Julia St Clare
0203 854 2203
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