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Improvement Director

ESM 1

Main area
Improvement Director
Grade
ESM 1
Contract
FTC 29/11/2018
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
995-NHSI1001-C
Site
Flexible
Town
Flexible
Salary
£90,900 - £113,625 per annum
Closing
29/01/2018 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.

Job Title: Improvement Directors
Team/Directorate: Special Measures for Quality Team – Medical Directorate
Salary: ESM1 - fixed term contract or secondment opportunity
Accountable to: Executive Medical Director
Location: Flexible in regions of North, Midlands
and East, London and South


NHS 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.


The purpose of the special measures for quality programme is to identify trusts with the greatest need to improve and provide them with an intensive package of support. Experience shows that trusts in special measures for quality, or trusts at risk of entering special measures, usually benefit from the support of an Improvement Director provided by NHS Improvement.


NHS Improvement currently has a small number of Improvement Director vacancies for suitable candidates to work with individual trusts. These are demanding roles, requiring diplomacy and skill, which offer a real opportunity to improve services for patients as well as the potential for developing individuals for other executive-level roles in the NHS. 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. Allocation is based on appropriate geography.


The key roles of the Improvement Director are to:


- work on behalf of NHS Improvement, and in partnership with the trust, to ensure delivery of an agreed improvement plan;


- provide advice to support the trust leadership; advising on the delivery and monitoring of improvements;


- give robust challenge to ensure that leaders at every level in the trust take the necessary action to deliver the improvements needed;


- review the internal integrated governance and assurance structure of the trust and advise on changes where required;


- 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 and the public, staff, media and other stakeholders.


- Provide regular reports on progress to NHS Improvement.


Please read the job description and person specification for more information.

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Further details / informal visits contact

To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Sue Fletcher at mobile: 07711 917958 or email: sue.fletcher3@nhs.net to arrange a conversation with Nick Clarke, Head of Challenged Provider Policy or one of our current Improvement Directors.