Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east.
Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including Accident & Emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.
We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.
We employ almost 6,000 staff, and hundreds of staff and students from other organisations also work in our hospitals. We bene?t from around 1,000 wonderful volunteers, and our main charitable partners are the League of Friends at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Friends of The Princess Royal Hospital, and the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal which is based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
The role of Director of Governance and Communications is a pivotal one within the Trust. It is with this in mind that we are now recruiting this new role for the Trust. The Director of Governance and Communications, which includes the Company Secretary function, plays a central role in governance, advising and supporting the Board, Chief Executive and senior management on all corporate governance matters, ensuring the highest standards of probity. The role will also have responsibility for the management of communications, which will include the development and implementation of strategies which promote an open and transparent culture, engagement with stakeholders and improve public confidence in the quality and safety of services provided by the Trust.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the post holder will demonstrate highly developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams across professional boundaries, and have them understand the Trust’s and your performance expectations. Demonstrable political judgement and astuteness in understanding and working with complex policy, and diverse interest groups, and good judgement in knowing when to escalate and take immediate action.
To succeed the post holder will be expected to put patients at the heart of everything the Trust undertakes and to promote the Trust’s core values. Take a look our Trust values on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team.