The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is a large and important teaching hospital providing a full range of acute clinical services across Norfolk and Suffolk. With its main site on the edge of the cathedral city of Norwich, Cromer Hospital and other smaller community based sites, NNUH employs over 7,500 staff, works with about 100 GP practices and serves a population of around one million across the region. A national exemplar of patient safety, NNUH is three years into a five year strategy and has made substantial progress. As a result, there is strong clinical leadership and an open and collaborative leadership culture that supports clinical and operational improvement.
Reporting to the Board, the new Chief Executive will bring visible and inspirational leadership, drive and ambition to the Trust. This person will continue to build on the progress within the organisation, strengthening and enhancing the pursuit of the Trust’s vision to ensure patients are at the heart of everything we do. The Trust is committed to building stronger partnerships across the healthcare system, co-creating the agenda to integrate care and strengthen patient pathways. The incoming Chief Executive will play an important role in taking this forward alongside other leaders in the system. While the incoming Chief Executive will play an important role as ambassador for the Trust, this person will also have a vital internal role further embedding the Trust’s values. The Chief Executive will promote the continued development of outstanding services and research while ensuring the Trust provides high quality patient services that are clinically sound and safe. Services will continue to be delivered cost effectively by staff who are valued and motivated, while meeting strategic and financial priorities and performance targets. This will mean building on established strengths as a clinically and research-led organisation, in order to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the health service in the NHS 10 year plan. Working with a strong senior leadership team, the Chief Executive will provide over-arching strategic leadership and direction to the organisation, building and maintaining a shared vision of the strategic aims, values and culture of the trust.
It is essential that this individual has the ability to empower and develop staff, to stimulate innovation and collaboration, internally and externally, and to strive for the highest standards of performance. The new Chief Executive will be committed to engaging deeply with staff, patients and the wider health and local community to improve clinical, quality and safety outcomes and the patient and staff experience. The successful candidate will be dedicated to serving and improving the health of our community across Norfolk and passionate about excellence in patient care, with a keen enthusiasm and commitment to the work of NNUH and its wider partners.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT on these appointments. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference code TUXNB. Applications should be received by noon on 31st May 2019. Interview date: 10th July 2019.
The NNUH is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and values diversity, reflecting both our diverse workforce and the population we are proud to serve.