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Chief People Officer

Employer
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wakefield
Salary
Depending on experience VSM Dependent on Experience
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious CPO to join the Board of a well-regarded NHS provider. Play a pivotal role at Board and with the Exec Team, leading the People Directorate to design and implement a best in class People Strategy. Bringing a forward-thinking approach to cultivating an inclusive culture, centred on service user and people, empowering colleagues, and upholding our values.

We want an exceptional leader with vision, integrity, and drive with the ability to foster credibility, inspire confidence, collaborate, and lead seamlessly across organisational boundaries. Bringing a passion for exceptional care and a commitment to equity and inclusion, within our workforce and communities, and with a dynamic leadership style and strong personal values. We encourage you to contact our advisors Simon Green or Rabiya Ali at Alumni Global on +447545741153 for a confidential conversation or visit alumniglobal.com/job/cpo-swypft for further information and how to apply.

Main duties of the job

As a role model for the Trusts vision and values, the Chief People Officer is responsible for the design, development and implementation of strategic workforce plans that support the Trusts purpose, direction and objectives. All strategies will be focused on maximising colleague engagement, wellbeing and performance to deliver high quality, safe patient care underpinned by the organisations vision, ambition, and values and by the NHS Constitution. The postholder will advise the Trust Board and Chief Executive on complex national and local Industrial Relations, policy decisions, strategies, and targets. This will include advising and ensuring compliance with the Trusts statutory obligations as an employer. The postholder will advise the Chief Executive and the Board on complex employment relations issues and be responsible for ensuring that the Trust has effective training and education structures and processes to support the delivery of safe, compassionate and modern services. The Chief People Officer also plays a crucial role as a partner in each place and integrated care system the Trust operates.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a role model for the Trusts vision and values, the Chief People Officer is responsible for the design, development and implementation of strategic workforce plans that support the Trusts purpose, direction and objectives. All strategies will be focused on maximising colleague engagement, wellbeing and performance to deliver high quality, safe patient care underpinned by the organisations vision, ambition, and values and by the NHS Constitution.

The postholder will advise the Trust Board and Chief Executive on complex national and local Industrial Relations, policy decisions, strategies, and targets. This will include advising and ensuring compliance with the Trusts statutory obligations as an employer.

The postholder will advise the Chief Executive and the Board on complex employment relations issues and be responsible for ensuring that the Trust has effective training and education structures and processes to support the delivery of safe, compassionate and modern services.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Masters degree or further postgraduate professional qualification (or equivalent gained through experience).
  • Evidence of continuous and proactive professional, leadership, and personal development.
  • CIPD qualified.


Special Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Deep understanding of transformational change and organisational development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to engage effectively across a range of communication channels and stakeholders
  • Is curious, innovative and open to new ideas to drive improvement.
  • Holds self and others to account. Takes responsibility and learns from own mistakes.
  • Is compassionate, courageous, committed and able to understand diverse interest groups and power bases. Politically aware and astute.
  • Is visible and approachable.
  • Has the ability to grasp critical issues.
  • Communicates consistently and clearly, adapts leadership style when required and takes responsibility. Is empathetic. Challenges clinical and non-clinical peers. Listens and checks understanding.
  • Has effective, collaborative partnership relationships. Works collaboratively and inclusively.
  • Uses a range of influencing strategies to bring about improvement and change.
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritise, organise and arrange work of self and others.
  • Ability to make sound judgements in the face of competing priorities and complex scenarios.
  • Robust analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of quality of care.
  • Has integrity, honesty and self-awareness. Responds constructively to challenge. Uses initiative and has a can-do attitude.
  • Overcomes obstacles and is resilient in the face of adversity.
  • Has vision and a sense of what is possible for service users and local populations around quality, reducing health inequalities and promoting inclusivity.
  • Acts as a role model for NHS and Trust values. Displays compassion and engages with patients and public.
  • Is compassionate and appreciates and gives credit to others, demonstrating that everyones contribution is valued.
  • Able to inspire, motivate, engage with and lead others at all levels
  • Strong team player.
  • Invests sustained effort in making a significant impact on improvement within the organisation and across the healthcare community, aspiring for excellence.
  • Is curious, innovative and open to new ideas.


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial senior management experience in a complex healthcare, public service or other public-facing organisation.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of transformational OD interventions.
  • Excellent knowledge of all HR functions relevant to a multi-site, multi-disciplinary organisation delivering complex services within financial and resource constraints and under significant scrutiny.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of governance frameworks.
  • Proven track record of successfully building, leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Substantial experience of effective budgetary and financial control mechanisms to meet financial targets.
  • Proven experience of leading service development or change management in a complex organisation.
  • Proven experience of developing a culture of creativity.
  • Proven experience of working in partnership both internally and with external partners & stakeholders.
  • Proven experience of promoting and delivering equality, diversity and inclusion.


Training

Essential

  • Must be willing/able to undertake all Trust mandatory training requirements.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Able to consistently adopt behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to working in line with the Trust values.
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance.
  • Able to travel between Trust sites as necessary.


Physical Attributes

Essential

  • A satisfactory sickness record over previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary).


Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane

Wakefield

WF1 3SP

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