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Chief Executive

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Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
07/06/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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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 is attached under the job description.

Interview date: 10th July 2019

Open for applications: 16th May 2019

Close for applications: midday 7th June 2019

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Belinda Beck: email