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Director of Strategic Partnerships


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37.5 hours per week
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Hellesdon Hospital
Norwich/ Ipswich
Competitive Salary
03/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. The past few years have been challenging for the Trust, re-entering Special Measures in 2017. Over the past year, we have done much to start delivering the improvements needed, including building a new board, led by Chair Marie Gabriel CBE and Chief Executive Professor Jonathan Warren. Our vision is to be in the top of quarter of mental health Trusts for quality and patient safety by 2023.

To support us realise our vision by strengthening collaboration and integration with NHS and non-NHS partners, we have created the new role of Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships on our board. You will be a full voting member and play a key role in building strategic relationships – locally, regionally and nationally – and developing strategies and innovative approaches that will help our organisation and wider system to transform to create a more sustainable future for the services we provide to some of the most vulnerable people in society.

We are seeking an experienced director with deep knowledge of healthcare and a track record of delivering transformational change programmes across organisational boundaries. In addition, you will have:

  • excellent relationship management skills and political acumen
  • experience of creating collaborations of strategic importance
  • experience of writing corporate strategy and overseeing its delivery
  • experience of business development, including production of complex business cases
  • passion for ensuring meaningful involvement of service users and carers in the development of strategy

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Further details / informal visits contact

To learn more or request an information pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Matt Simpson, at Hunter Healthcare on 020 7935 4570.