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Chief Executive

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT) is a large and busy organisation, with around 7,000 staff serving 900,000 residents across Cambridgeshire, South Lincolnshire and the neighbouring counties. Continuously striving to provide the right care at the right time for the people we serve, we run three hospitals in Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and support community clinics in Doddington, Ely and Wisbech. We are a key partner in the ICS for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the North Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Partnership, which is intended to deliver effective and integrated support to people to stay well, be independent and to live longer.

Main duties of the job

Our priorities now are firmly focused on improvement and our vision is to work together to provide outstanding care for our local communities. We are ambitious for the future and we are committed to improving the experience of patients, families, carers and staff in a way that is aligned to our culture as a values-based and progressive organisation.

If you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment where you can deliver improvements for the Trust and the system in which we operate, we would encourage you to seriously consider the Chief Executive role at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. As a senior leader who can engage staff at all levels within the organisation in our ongoing improvement journey, and someone who shares our ambition for outstanding care for our local communities and best in class staff engagement and experience this will be the role for you. Like many NHS providers, we are currently operating in a challenging environment. This role offers the opportunity to not only shape the future of our Trust, but of integrated care provision for our local community.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff);o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities;o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays;o Career development and training;o Wellbeing support and activities;o In-house physiotherapy Service;o On-site canteens with subsidised meals;o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer the job description for detailed information or contact the following for a conversation in confidence:

Carmel Gibbons - carmel.gibbons@odgersberndtson.comRuth Lewis -

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development.


  • Postgraduate management qualification



  • Substantial senior leadership experience at Chief Executive or Deputy Chief Executive or Senior Director level in a large, complex healthcare environment
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of national, regional and local health and social care systems
  • The development and delivery of successful organisational strategies in a context of complex stakeholder engagement
  • A record of delivering financial and performance objectives in a complex organisation.



  • Ability to acquire understanding of the strategic direction of the local and regional health economy
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the regulatory requirements that the Trust must operate within.

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