Managing Director

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£100,000 to £200,000 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Managing Director

Salary Scale- VSM

Full Time - 37 hours per week


Closing Date: 31st May 2023

The selection process for this post will include
  • an informal meeting with key stakeholders, which will take place on the 15th June 2023
  • for successful candidates formal interviews, which will take place on the 23rd June 2023

Are you driven to developing our local healthcare to meet the needs of patients? George Eliot NHS Trust is looking for an exceptional leader to take on the role of Managing Director leading the Trust and executive team on a day-to-day basis and supporting the Group Chief Executive as part of our innovative Foundation Group model.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

This exciting role will look beyond the traditional boundaries of our outstanding rated Trust into Warwickshire North Place, the wider Coventry and Warwickshire system and liaising closely with the other Managing Directors in our Group of Trusts.

This role requires a creative and inspirational leader; someone who will champion the Trust and Warwickshire North Place with partners, shaping and influencing strategy that plays to the strengths of the Trust and supports the delivery of system health.

We want a values-driven people person, someone with energy and enthusiasm, who is open, authentic and compassionate.


To succeed you will require a high degree of compassion with excellent communication, influencing and relationship management skills; capable both of inspiring our dedicated team internally and collaborating with a wide audience of stakeholders externally.

You will need a passion for improvement and commitment to transformational change in addition to a solid track record of impactful and credible leadership.

We would like to recruit a leader who communicates empathetically, thinks conceptually, shares power and risk and suspends ego to influence, engage and motivate and who creates an open and supportive culture where we can provide trusted, safe, effective, compassionate and inclusive patient care.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be a kind, compassionate and inclusive leader who can inspire and empower teams to be the best they can and deliver the best possible care to patients. This includes playing a fundamental role in creating an excellent colleague experience at George Eliot Hospital so that we EXCEL at patient care.

Work very closely with the Chief Executive Officer providing day to day leadership of the Executive Leadership Team, and with them playing a key role in setting the strategy for the Trust and its daily operations.

Provide strategic and operational direction and leadership in the planning, management and delivery of the Trusts strategic and operational objectives.

Contribute to the development and management of the overall corporate agenda, supporting the Chief Executive while taking direct lead on relevant Trust, Group and Warwickshire North Place priorities.

Take a lead role in managing the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the Trust with well-developed horizon scanning functions

Play a key part in the development of the Foundation Group and in the transition towards creating an Accountable Care Organisation in Warwickshire North.

Ensure that there is constant and visible Trust wide leadership to support the Executive team to ensure delivery of its performance, financial and governance requirements.

A demonstrable commitment to equality, celebrating diversity and promoting social inclusion within George Eliot NHS Trust


South Warwickshire University Foundation Trust, Wye Valley NHS Trust and George Eliot NHS Trusts have established a Foundation Group through the creation of a Committee in Common (the Group Strategy Committee). The purpose of the Group is to support the ongoing sustainability the Trusts and to facilitate the rapid development of integrated care in their localities.

The Managing Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible with other Chief Officers for achievement of performance, quality and financial standards and for the provision of high standards of regulatory activity and patient safety.

The Managing Director will be a member of the Board of Directors and the Group Strategy Committee and ensure that there is constant and visible Trust wide leadership to direct and lead the Executive team to ensure delivery of its performance, financial and governance requirements.

Providing effective leadership, acting as a role model for our people and ensuring the development of a culture and core values which enable George Eliot NHS Trust to continuously improve and innovate.

Establishing and maintaining good internal and external stakeholder relations.

Leadership and Strategy Implementation
  • To support the Chief Executive and be responsible with the Chief Officers and through them to manage all the Trusts resources, ensuring the Trust complies with the requirements of regulators and meets its obligation in contracts with commissioners
  • To support the Chief Executive in development of a cohesive leadership team through the Chief Officers and together develop clear work plans for assurance and improvement within the Trust
  • Provide leadership to develop a fully engaged workforce and an accountable, delivery focussed culture
  • To support the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer in the development and engagement of clinicians in leadership
  • To progress the development of integrated care through close collaboration with partner organisations and communities
  • To play an active role in the development of the Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care System

Performance and Governance
  • To ensure systems are in place to monitor the performance of the Trust against business targets and plans and against standards for accreditation by external bodies such as the Care Quality Commission
  • To ensure that there is an effective system of governance and performance management in place within the Trust to monitor how the site effectively uses its resources
  • Ensuring effective corporate management of resources, (people, organisation, structures and management systems), regularly reviewing and re-prioritising these to ensure effective utilisation
  • To identify and minimise key risks to the achievement of the Trusts objectives and ensure service continuity is maintained in the event of major disruption to normal service delivery
  • Represent the Trust at a local level including ICS, Local Authority, and other appropriate meetings
  • Ensure the Trust delivers quality, operational, financial and workforce performance against agreed plans and with the Chief Executive hold the relevant Executive Directors to account for the delivery of their plans and objectives
  • Nurture opportunities which improve service delivery and performance to the highest level possible thus contributing to the overall success of the Trust and local health and care system
  • With the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer and other Trust senior leaders seek opportunities to challenge and improve practice in all areas including clinical quality, patient experience and operational effectiveness and put remedial actions in place to ensure and evidence improvement and demonstrate that quality and safety are of the utmost priority in the daily operation of the hospital site.

On Call
  • To participate in the relevant Trust on call rota and provide leadership, advice and guidance.

Person Specification

Educations & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience
  • Evidence of management leadership/training and continuous professional development


  • Further professional qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Demonstrable track record of sound financial and operational management in a Board level position
  • Demonstrable track record of leadership, strategic management at Board level
  • Demonstrable track record of operational performance improvement with proven ability of leading and embedding service improvement and/or transformational change
  • Building effective, productive and relevant working relationships, both internally and externally, with a diverse range of senior stakeholders including a political environment.
  • Sound knowledge of problem solving and improvement methodologies
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and persuade regarding complex or sensitive issues
  • Ability to operate effectively in clinical, academic, and operational environments with multiple stakeholders
  • Motivational skills to lead staff to deliver operational objectives and standards
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills - verbal, written and presentation together with excellent listening skills including facilitation



  • Significant senior management experience in an NHS Acute Trust operating at Board level or Organisation with comparable scope, responsibilities, budget and resources
  • Proven successful leadership and management of large multi-disciplined teams: establishing key performance indicators and raising performance levels developing critical capabilities; leading through organisational changes-effectively dealing with uncertainty and areas of conflict to ensure current and future success
  • Experience of increasing staff engagement and motivation to improve performance
  • Experience of leading service and / or transformational change
  • Experience of managing complex problems

Personal Attributes


  • Committed people person; empowering, enabling, motivating and developing others
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively focussed on adding value to the Organisation and making real lasting change
  • High energy levels, an innovative approach and ability to inspire and enthuse others

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