Chief Executive

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Competitive salary
Closing date:
9am Monday 12th December 2022
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
9am Monday 12th December 2022
Preliminary Interviews
W/c 2nd January 2023
Final Panel Interviews
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th January 2023.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, a renowned biomedical research facility, and the local hospital for the city of Leeds. The Trust plays an important role in the training and education of medical, nursing, allied healthcare professions and dental students, along with our extensive apprenticeship programme and it is a centre of world-class research and innovation, pioneering new treatments.

We treat 1.7 million patients every year, including more than 200,000 emergency attendances. The Trust has a turnover of £1.4 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff in seven hospitals on five sites. We work with academia and industry to play a leading role in education, research and innovation. We are rated as a ‘good’ hospital Trust by the Care Quality Commission, and we have a strategy to continue improving to provide outstanding care for patients.

This is a career defining leadership opportunity; a role of significant scope and profile.  As our new Chief Executive, you will work closely with West Yorkshire ICB, Leeds Place, WYAAT, our NHS, local authority, voluntary and community sector partners and citizens within our local health and care economies to integrate services and ensure they meet the needs of our vibrant and diverse communities.  Leading a high performing Executive team and a talented and dedicated organisation, you will be central to ensuring effective governance processes are in place and that we continue to embed our Leeds Improvement Method, while seeking opportunities to continually enhance our strong national brand and reputation.

We are seeking a strategic, inclusive, and values-based Chief Executive, someone who is experienced in leading complex organisations and long-term service improvement. You will bring a passion for reducing inequalities, valuing diversity and for empowering staff at all levels, maintaining our position as an employer of choice and modelling the ‘Leeds Way Values’ values and behaviors in all that you do.   An exceptional communicator with a high degree of political acumen, you will quickly forge trusted relationships with our stakeholders and be skilled in creating effective partnerships working across organisational boundaries locally, regionally, and nationally.  With a proven track record for embedding research and education at the heart of an organisation.  

If our Trust and this role interest you, and for a confidential conversation please call Richard Murphy, Michelle Shirley or Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson via  

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How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your CV and supporting statement, you will receive an email inviting you to record a 3-minute video response on the following question:

  • Your vision for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The deadline to receive video responses will be 9am Wednesday 14th December.

Full instructions on how to complete the video application will be included with the link. If you require support or have questions relating to the role or the application process, please contact Chezelle Hussey on 0207 426 3972

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