South West London / 4-6 days per month / £12,000 per annum
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated care and major trauma centre services to south west London, Surrey and beyond. We offer a unique mix of services – from local and tertiary based services, to those based in community settings. Our reach is significant – in total, the Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across south west London and a number of specialist services, such as neurosciences and renal transplantation, serve a further 3.5 million across Surrey and Sussex. We receive national recognition for many of the services we provide, and the feedback from patients is very positive. This is down to the hard work and dedication of staff at St George’s.
Overall, there is much to be positive about at the Trust, but the challenges St George’s currently faces are also significant. A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection confirmed significant problems with our estate at St George’s (Tooting), and our information technology systems. We also need to strengthen our financial and operational performance, so enabling us to enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients. We have recently been placed in special measures for both quality and finance and, whilst we are making progress, we don’t underestimate the scale of the challenge we face.
We have the potential to make St George’s great again, which is why we are looking for people who are excited at being part of this proposition and, crucially, who share our values of being Excellent, Kind, Respectful and Responsible.
Our new Trust Board member will be someone who handles risk and ambiguity comfortably, and who is passionate about championing organisational change. The right person will have a track record of contributing to success at Board level. He/she will also understand the challenges of transforming an organisation which needs to invest in its people and infrastructure. Crucially, we need someone who can work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.
For further information go to www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe34053 or call Melanie Shearer of GatenbySanderson on 020 7426 3971.
Closing date: 7th July 2017
Final Interviews: 5th September 2017