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Chief Executive

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Accountable to the Trust Board for the leadership and management of the Trust and all itsoperations. The purpose of the job is:o As accounting officer and chief executive, provide executive leadership to theManagement Team and the Trust and fulfil the statutory functions specified in paragraph25 (5) of schedule 7 to the 2006 National Health Services Act.o Define the future vision and strategic direction for the Trust to enable it to achieve itsstrategic goals and objectives, determine priorities and ensure that policies andprocedures support their delivery.o Create and refine the local strategy which enables the successful delivery of nationalobjectives through the partnerships of Hertfordshire and West Essex the Integrated CareBoard (HWEICB).o Promote the interests of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust on local and nationalhealth services agendas and programmes to re-model care.o Co-ordinate the organisation to work with its partners to deliver cost effective, high qualityclinical services to its users actively exploring how alternations to governance andorganisational boundaries might need to change to facilitate this.

Main duties of the job

1. Leading a strong organisation which includes:

2. Leading strong collaboration with partners

3. Financial management of the Trust

4. Organisational development and change

5. Performance and quality management

6. Co-ordination of effective communication networks, working relationships and partnerships

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is at a pivotal stage in its development, and our next Chief Executive will join our trust as we shape the future and define how 500,000 people who rely on our services receive their healthcare over coming generations.

We are a district general hospital at the centre of our community, with over 4,000 talented and committed staff providing services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishops Stortford, and St Margarets Hospital in Epping alongside our partners at Place, across the Herts and West Essex ICS, and beyond.

Our approach is centred on a vision to be modern, integrated, and outstanding in all that we do and with a compelling strategy (PAHT 2030) to achieve this, built on values of patient at heart, everyday excellence, and creative collaboration underpinning five clear strategic priorities of transforming our care, our culture, digital health, corporate transformation, and our new hospital.

We are part of the national New Hospital Programme to build a new hospital for Harlow, a complete replacement of the PAH site, and the CEO will be instrumental in driving this with Trust, system, regional and national colleagues. Our digital ambitions are well developed and will launch of a new electronic health record this year, enabling us to become one of the most digitally advanced acute providers in the country.

We are developing closer relationships with our system partners and are committed to working with colleagues across the health and care community to collectively address the challenges we face, transforming our culture and equipping our colleagues to deliver the best possible care to our patients, their carers and families. Given the socio-economic challenges faced by our population, the development of future care models will likely become formally integrated between providers to better address this, and our Chief Executive will be crucial in securing this with partners.

To take us on this journey, we require an outstanding, highly motivated, patient and people focussed CEO to join and lead our Trust at a hugely exciting time. The Trust welcomes applications from established CEO or experienced Board directors seeking their first Chief Executive role with a sustainable track record of success in an NHS executive role. As our new CEO, you will be an inclusive and compassionate leader, who has a clear commitment to embedding a positive culture that reflects the diversity of our colleagues and inspires our people to be the best they can be.

As our new CEO you will build on the strong foundations we have, to continue our journey towards being modern, integrated and outstanding in all that we do. If you are excited by this and the opportunity to be instrumental in reducing local health inequalities, with the skills to work in partnership internally and externally, then we encourage you to speak with our partners at Alumni Global, Thomas Patterson, Managing Director and Beth Stickney, Principal Researcher on +44 7703 821 996 or visit for further information and details of how to apply.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters Level or Equivalent Experience
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development


  • NHS Experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Hamstel Road


CM20 1QX

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