Appointment Details

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title: Chief Executive

Job Reference:TADAYA

Closing Date: Monday 29 Apr 2019

Known for its distinctively high quality services, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) serves a diverse community, with an annual income of c £310m and nearly 6,000 dedicated, skilled, employees.  WWL has an ambitious vision grounded in a strong sense of local identity, with future plans are driven by a deep understanding of patients’ needs and the particular role WWL plays in supporting those.  The Trust has maintained its CQC rating of ‘Good’ through clear goals around service provision, and innovation in the design of patient-centred services close to patients’ homes.  The Trust has a vibrant, distinctive culture, in which colleagues are highly valued, and ensuring that continues to thrive will be critical for the future.

It is a stimulating time for the Trust, and a critical moment for a new Chief Executive to join the organisation.  They will lead the Trust in responding to rising demand for healthcare services and a need to develop further the key strategic partnerships through which WWL, and other local organisations, support the health and wellbeing of the population.  The new Chief Executive must bring collaborative instincts to engage with staff, patients, and the local health and care community, to improve clinical quality, safety and outcomes.  They will place patients at the heart of everything the Trust does.  This outlook will be especially important externally, as the Chief Executive builds and develops mutually beneficial partnerships with other leaders of health organisations.

Reporting to the Board, the new CEO will bring inspirational and collaborative leadership, and a track record of delivering high quality healthcare services by motivating colleagues around an inspiring mission.  S/he will be instrumental in preparing WWL for the future, focusing on integrating care models and addressing the complex needs of an ageing population.  This is a unique opportunity to lead an important, high-performing, organisation into the next, exciting phase of its growth.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust on this appointment.  A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code TADAYA.  Alternatively, telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by 12.00 on 29th April 2019.


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