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Hospital Director for Charing Cross Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£107,637 to £122,695 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Thank you for your interest in working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and the position of Hospital Director for Charing Cross.

Working alongside our corporate, clinical and operational teams, you will drive improvement whilst role-modelling the values that drive all of us who work here expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You will be an integral part in delivering for our population and furthering the collaboration and sharing of best practice which helps drive that.

This role requires significant operational, financial and performance management experience, from someone who is able to lead in a large organisation and manage competing demands in order to help us deliver on important milestones today whilst preparing for the years ahead. We are also looking for someone who has excellent analytical skills, creativity and insight, and the necessary communication, leadership and team working qualities to support all our services to be the best they can be.

If you are a leader who acts with integrity can independently make bold, brave and courageous decisions is able to understand the organisational and sector-wider contexts and present them in a way that everyone can make sense of and is able to create and embed a strategy which engages clinical teams in all that they do, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

You will oversee the Charing Cross Hospital, providing the leadership that will help to develop further the work on that site and the quality of care that patients receive. Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with external partners and stakeholders, and raising the profile and reputation of the Trust will maximise opportunities to enhance the provision of care.

You will provide professional support to the Directorate and Site management teams, ensuring clear communication and that teams are on course to achieve the Trust's vision and deliver high quality patient services. As the figurehead for the hospital, it will be your responsibility to ensure that the patient experience is at the heart of all that we do and implement.

You will work alongside the rest of the senior leadership management team in ensuring the Trust makes an effective contribution to the development of healthcare plans within the Acute Provider Collaborative and the wider local health economy.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required.

For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Masters level education (MBA, MA, MSc) or equivalent experience.
  • Significant experience of managing services in a complex healthcare setting, including substantial experience at senior management level. Successful track record of staff management, financial management, performance and change management


  • Project Management Qualification eg PRINCE 2
  • Diploma level management qualification



  • Demonstrable success in delivering change and performance with and through your management and clinical teams by engaging them in the strategic direction and delivery plans, establishing clear work priorities with them, delegating effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback
  • A good understanding and experience of implementing NHS policy, practices and procedures and the changing NHS environment
  • Detailed knowledge of risk management and assurance framework concepts and how these fit within a governance framework for a complex multi-site organisation


  • Demonstrable success of managing major incidents using detailed knowledge and experience of the concepts of emergency planning within a very complex multi-site organisation

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Ability to analyse highly complex problems and to develop practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programmes in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners and a good understanding of clinical network issues to create the conditions for successful partnership working
  • A commitment to improving patient services through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals
  • High level of organisational skills, self- motivation, drive for performance and improvement and flexibility in approach and attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate and manage complaints, including experience of dealing with face to face communication with emotionally distressed patients / relatives / staff and to translate highly complex, technical information in a simple and concise manner to staff or patients

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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