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Chief Executive

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£100,000 to £200,000 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
At North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare, OUTSTANDING is only the beginning. We recognise that our people really are the driving force behind the delivery of exceptional Mental Health and Learning Disability care for our local population and we now need someone like you, who will join us as a clinical leader on this journey. Our Community and Inpatient Mental Health and Learning Disability services are supporting those who are most in need, and we're looking for individuals who can motivate and inspire our ongoing clinical service delivery and transformation.

Life in North Staffordshire offers a unique opportunity to live in areas of outstanding beauty within our truly stunning surrounding countryside or historic market and cultural towns whilst being in easytravelling distance to some of the UK's largest cities. Living in Staffordshire and working at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare provides a rare opportunity to combine a varied metropolitan and rural lifestyle while working in areas where you can make a real positive difference to local communities within an Outstanding organisation.

Main duties of the job

Accountable to the Chair of the Board, the Chief Executive will:
  • Ensure that the highest quality, effective and efficient health care services are delivered
  • Ensure a fair, just, civil and inclusive culture that promotes a sense of belonging and embraces the rich diversity amongst our people and our communities to enable all to flourish
  • Provide strategic leadership, engaging stakeholders in shaping the vision for the future direction of the organisation
  • Ensure that we provide holistic and inclusive services that reduce health inequalities within our communities
  • Provide leadership and management of the organisation, its resources, plans and activities to ensure the highest standards of quality and governance are met
  • Ensure that staff engagement and innovation are central to the way that services are delivered
  • Drive the organisation's transformation programme to improve quality, efficiency and patient experience
  • Play a central leadership role across the ICB/ICS
  • Oversee the key activities of service improvement and business development for the organisation
  • Build strong relationships with key internal and external and strategic partners including commissioner groups and academic partners, undertaking complex negotiations on behalf of the organisation
  • Represent the organisation externally, developing and promoting its reputation
  • Ensure that legal and statutory obligations are fulfilled.

About us

Our Trust Vision

To be Outstandingin all that we do and how we do it

Our Values

We have consulted with patients, service users, carers and our staff about what our values should be.

Our values are:
  • Valuing people as individuals
  • Providing high quality innovative care
  • Working together for better lives
  • Openness and honesty
  • Exceeding expectations

Job description

Job responsibilities

It is essential that the Chief Executive has strong and effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. These include:


Executive & Non-Executive Directors, clinical leaders and other senior managers, clinicians, Staff Representatives.


Service Users, Carers and their representatives Clinical Commissioning Group, ICB/ICS, NHS England, Health Education England other NHS CEO's in Staffordshire Local Authority CEO's Keele & Staffordshire Universities and other academic partners PFI partners MPs Directors of Voluntary Organisations, GPs, Local Media

Person Specification

Educations, Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to Masters degree/equivalent professional qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous Board Executive experience
  • Experience of translating organisation strategy and vision into operational objectives and plans

Leadership & Management Skills


  • Commitment to achieving an inclusive and diverse organisation at every level and a track record of delivery toward that goal
  • Exhibits a drive, energy and enthusiasm and resilience to drive through and achieve end results and improvements Ability to communicate ideas and to generate action and delivery through others

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Lawton House

Bellringer Road



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