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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

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Admin and Clerical
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£91,004 - £104,927 per annum
Salary period
30/10/2020 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Our purpose:  We are here to provide Caring at its Best to our patients and their Carers.  Caring at its best means at all times, we behave in line with our values.

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2020/21 with an opportunity to really make UHMB a great place to work; a great place to be cared for?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity for.             

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Band 9 (£91,004 - £104,927)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and inspirational leader who will support the Chief Operating Officer in the effective and high quality delivery of patient services in Morecambe Bay.

This includes leading on specific elements within the Chief Operating Officer’s portfolio including supporting the continual, effective management of our clinical Care Groups, ensuring the provision of appropriate patient centred care and, delivery against the Trust’s corporate objectives, in particular the Trust’s objectives to achieve sustainable financial health.

You will provide leadership, support and advice to ensure Care Groups are able to function safely and effectively to meet the needs of patients, staff and volunteers within available resources. You will support the development of a high performance and learning culture that facilitates partnership and multi-professional working; and will work with the senior leadership team to identify suitable benchmarking opportunities for improved productivity, efficiency and clinical quality. 

Working with partners across the Bay and within the ICS you will hold responsibility for good effective patient flow through our acute hospitals and support the Chief Operating Officer in the COVID-19 emergency response including leadership of our restoration and recovery plans. 

You will combine gravitas and intellect with extensive professional operational experience and will have a strong track record of delivery, able to manage multiple projects and drive change.

You will need to be politically astute, intellectually agile with excellent communication skills.  Creative, innovative and highly skilled at forging relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, you must demonstrate passion and empathy for the values of the Trust

This is an exciting and challenging role for the right candidate and we welcome all approaches from outstanding individuals ready to take the next step towards an executive position.

Are you up for the challenge?

Closing Date: 30 October 2020

Stakeholder assessment and interview w/c 06 November 2020

Psychometric testing will form part of candidate assessment ahead of final interview.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Kate Maynard
Job title
Chief Operating Officer
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