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Improvement Director

Executives / ESM: Executives / ESM

Main area
Improvement Director
Grade
Executives / ESM: Executives / ESM
Contract
Fixed Term (01/05/2018)
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
995-NHSI765
Site
Flexible
Town
Flexible
Salary
£90, 900 - £113, 625 per annum
Closing
27/06/2017 23:59

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

NHSI Improvement aspires to ensure sustainable high quality services are delivered in every Trust in the country – improving care and outcomes for patients across the health service. NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing Foundation Trusts and NHS Trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

Trusts which are in Special Measures for quality, or are requiring additional support to avoid entering Special Measures, usually benefit from the support of an Improvement Director allocated by NHS Improvement.

At present NHS Improvement has a number of potential vacancies for suitable candidates to work with individual Trusts and is looking for candidates who are available to start either immediately, or in the near future, with allocation based on an appropriate geography. The terms of recruitment to the posts are flexible within the Executive and Senior Managers - ESM1 pay range, and can be on either a fixed term or secondment basis.

The key roles of the Improvement Director are to:

- Work in partnership with the Trust leading the implementation of the improvement plan, acting on behalf of NHS Improvement and in concert with the relevant regional Delivery and Improvement Team to ensure delivery of the improvements in the Trust;

- Provide advice to support the successful leadership and delivery of improvements by the Trust; advising on the continued development, review and monitoring of the improvement plan;

- Give robust challenge to ensure that leaders in the Trust at every level take the necessary action to the achieve the improvements needed;

- Review the internal integrated governance and assurance structure of the Trust;

- Ensure strong and productive working relationships are developed within the Trust and with external stakeholders;

- Deliver transparency of results and public accountability for improvements to patients, staff, the public, media and other stakeholders as well as regular reporting on progress through NHS Improvement.

Please read the job description and person specification for more information. To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Marie-Noelle Orzel, Lead Improvement Director, NHSI, via Vanessa Partridge on tel. 01823 361303 or email v.partridge@nhs.net in the first instance.

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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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