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Chief People Officer

Employer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£100,000 to £200,000 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Chief People Officer

37 hours per week

Permanent

VSM Pay Scale�100k + Per Annum

Closing Date: 28 May 2024

Stakeholder Engagement: 10 June 2024

Interview Date: 18 June 2024

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust (GEH) and South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) form part of the Foundation Group of NHS Trusts and provide health services across Warwickshire. While separate organisations, the Trusts are united through shared values, a focus on continuous improvement and a desire to have an engaged and empowered workforce in Warwickshire.

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Main duties of the job

The trusts now have a unique opportunity for an outstanding leader to act as joint Chief People Officer for both organisations. The role will be pivotal in shaping a strategic approach to our workforce development and our ambition to be a very flexible employer. The post-holder must understand the requirements of the future workforce, the National People Promise and People Strategy and lead changes to the Trusts in support of this. The post holder will continue to build on the values led and patient-centred culture in both Trusts that recognises and rewards the skills of individuals, supports continuous improvement and inspires new ways of working. They will share a passion for emboldening our workforce through devolved decision making.

We are looking for an individual with exceptional partnership working skills, both for working between SWFT and GEH and with wider system partners including health, care and educational bodies with an openness to learning from others. Responsibilities will include setting the vision for workforce in the organisations aligned to organisational strategy, delivering high quality People services and supporting the modernisation through the use of digital tools. The role is also fundamental in leading work to ensure our culture and values are embedded, and that inclusivity is at the heart of everything that we do. As a member of the Executive Team of both Trusts, the Chief People Office will be the expert counsel on employment matters.

About us

This role will be pivotal in shaping a strategic approach to our workforce development and our ambition to be a very flexible employer. The post-holder must understand the requirements of the future workforce, the National People Promise and People Strategy and lead changes to the Trusts in support of this. The post holder will continue to build on the values led and patient-centred culture in both Trusts that recognises and rewards the skills of individuals, supports continuous improvement and inspires new ways of working. They will share a passion for emboldening our workforce through devolved decision making. As a Board level executive, the CPO is responsible for the design, development and implementation of People related strategies and services that create a culture that attracts, nurtures, develops and retains a compassionate, skilled, and flexible workforce to deliver a safe and high-quality patient experience.

Our values define what is important to us and set out how we aspire to work with each other in a caring, supportive and compassionate way to deliver our services to our patients, service users and the communities. Each Trust has its own set of values and behaviours, that have been developed by our colleagues for our colleagues and shape.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Chief People Officer plays a crucial role in shaping both organisation's culture, improving employee engagement, managing talent, ensuring compliance, and aligning People strategies with the NHS's mission of providing high-quality healthcare services.

The Chief People Officer will lead, inspire and develop People Directorate colleagues to build and maintain a highly effective team who deliver high quality support services, across: Recruitment, Selection, Induction, Freedom to Speak Up, Employment Policy, Workforce Planning, Education, Training, Professional Development, Occupational Health, Health and Wellbeing, Training and Organisational Development, Employee Relations, Pay and Reward, Change Management, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Detailed information on the responsibilities and functions of the role are detailed within the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Qualification and Professional Training

Essential

  • Educated to Master's degree level in associated subject area, or equivalent post graduate qualification, or equivalent senior level experience
  • Member of the CIPD at Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow level
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of leadership at a Board, or Sub-Board, level leading the people agenda within a large, complex organisation, likely to be within the NHS or other relevant healthcare environment
  • Evidence of successful development, implementation and delivery of Workforce, Organisational Development, and Education Strategies
  • Experience of leading and developing an Equality Diversity and Inclusion function, strategy development and delivery
  • Experience as a leader of organisational and structural change, and evidence of delivering creative people solutions to the clinical service agendas
  • Demonstrable success in leading high-profile projects including the large-scale management of organisational development and or service change.
  • Expert understanding of principles of inclusion and diversity.
  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory frameworks and legislative requirements e.g. CQC, Public Sector Equality Duties, GMC, NMC etc


Desirable

  • Able to demonstrate proof of impact and delivery against workforce and education performance metrics
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the NHS People Plan, NHS People Promise, NHS HR and OD Future programme, Upscaling Guidance and local workforce imperatives.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • A highly engaging leadership approach which is empowering, compassionate, inclusive and focussed on improvement.
  • Proven influencing and negotiation skills, particularly across organisational boundaries and at regional/national levels, including experience of delivering programmes of work across systems, influencing place based, regional or national direction
  • Role model who understands own impact on others and high levels of self-awareness.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate strategic goals onto effective operational plans.
  • A team player who is able to work under own initiative.
  • Good political awareness, influencing, negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Evidence of effective partnership working with multi agency stakeholders and trade unions.
  • High level of integrity, openness, honesty and reliability. Well-developed inter personal and facilitation skills with ability to gain and sustain credibility with Board of Directors and Governors.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand issues quickly and explain them clearly and succinctly.
  • Supports learning and development of self and others.


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ

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230-45196148-CORP

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