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Associate Director for People – Culture Change - band 8b/8c

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on competencies and experience
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional leader to join a team of Associate Directors for People, working together to lead the implementation of our People Plan at the RUH. The Associate Directors roles will be crucial in delivering key aspects of the People Plan.

The AD for People - Culture Change is a fantastic opportunityto play a huge role in making the RUH the best place to work it can possibly be. Our NHS Staff Survey results have aspects that are good, but our aspiration is to make them the very best. This postholder will have a key role to keep a continuous focus on staff experience throughout the year, ensuring that staff experience feedback is the most important data we receive, given that how are staff feel is so closely linked to the quality of the services we provide. To succeed in this role, you will need a real drive for improvement and boundless enthusiasm for improving our working environment, so we can make the 'You Matter' vision a tangible reality. This role is well suited to someone with strong engagement and change management skills, who understands the psychology behind what makes for a really great workplace, and who is passionate about inclusivity.

Main duties of the job

To thrive in this Associate Director for People role we anticipate that you will be drawing on extensive experience in demanding people management / HR roles and will be effective at managing large portfolios of work. We are looking for you to have the confidence to work autonomously and be a credible and knowledgeable people leader, who is keen to really understand our services. Above all you need to be able to win the hearts and minds of our workforce, be kind to others, whilst encouraging them to make the best contribution possible.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, striving to create an environment where everyone matters, including the people we care for, the people we work with, and the people in our community. We provide awide range of servicesfrom our three main clinical Divisions, Medicine (including Accident and Emergency), Surgery and Family and Specialist Services (FaSS) and the RUH has a significant workforce of over 6000 people. We work closely with other health and care organisations, as members of theBath and North-East Somerset (BaNES), Swindon, and Wiltshire (BSW) Integrated Care Board and strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in our community by working together build one of the healthiest places to live and work.

To support global majority representation in senior health and care roles, the RUH is developing a positive action planto ensure the widest and most diverse field of talent; so, we are particularly keen to receive applications from a diverse range of applicants.

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

We will let you know on Tuesday 30 May whether we are going to invite you to participate in the selection process, which will take place on Friday 2 June (please hold the date for the selection process when you submit your application).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Person Specification



  • A human resources / people management qualification - for example CIPD level 7 And/or A management qualification - for example, Masters in Business Administration.



  • Extensive experience in demanding people management / HR roles

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of human and organisational dimensions of change, learning and development

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