Director of Education and Organisational Development

A welcome message from Anthony May, Chief Executive

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) and this exciting and career defining opportunity to join our Executive Team as our new Director of Communications and Engagement. 

The NHS is facing one of the most turbulent times in its history with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, cost of living crisis and an ever increasing demand on services. As a key member of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, we are working with partners to reduce health inequalities in our populations and supporting the wellbeing of our staff and the communities that they serve.  

As a Trust we are currently experiencing high profile and significant regulatory scrutiny including an ongoing independent review by Donna Ockenden into our Maternity Services.  We have openly taken responsibility for some significant failings in our care and we are making progress in proactively addressing the improvements required to ensure all our populations receive a high quality, safe experience and outcomes at the right time.  We have also listened carefully to our staff, and we know that we have work to do to improve their experience.

We are a Trust with a high profile and our reputation locally, regionally and nationally is critical to building, and rebuilding, the trust and confidence with our staff, volunteers, populations and partners. We are proud of our workforce and the services we provide to the people in Nottingham, its surrounding communities and the wider East Midlands – we need to ensure the quality and safety of these services is consistent for all.  

Promoting both the services and the people that we have at NUH will be crucial to help us achieve our vision to deliver outstanding health outcomes and patient and staff experience. We are looking for a leader and communications professional with the credibility, energy and experience to develop collaborative relationships with all our stakeholders and thrive in a complex organisation with almost 20,000 colleagues and many volunteers.

I joined the Trust in September and as the new Chief Executive at NUH and on behalf of the Trust Board, and wider management Board, we have committed to providing positive and engaging leadership to our teams to ensure we are delivering the needs to our diverse patients and staff.  As Director of Communications and Engagement you will work closely with me and the Executive Leadership Team and will play a vital role in progressing this commitment.  Leading and building confidence in our communications and engagement function, you will be established in operating at Director level with a successful track record of delivering strong stakeholder management and innovative engagement strategies in dynamic public sector environments.  Most importantly we need to make sure our values are reflected in all that we do. 

If you are a passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of staff and communities and bring experience as a communications leader in complex organisations and systems, then we would love to hear from you and for you to join us on our journey.

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

Best wishes,

Anthony May
Chief Executive

If you believe you’ve got what it takes to make a difference for our people and the communities we serve, we’d love to hear from you. We encourage you to explore this microsite and contact our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson, Jude Watters, Emily Smith or Emma Pickup 07594 250060 in the first instance to discuss your interest.