Non Clinical - Director of Governance and Communications

  • Department Chief Executive Team
  • Salary Competitive - to be discussed
  • Closing Date 31/05/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Executives / VSM: Executives / VSM
  • Job ref 223-DGC-259
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time: 37.5 hours per week

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.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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